EXPERIENCE THE HUE COLLECTIVE
The launch of our first initiative was in partnership with DeLand High School in Deland, Florida, that introduced 16 students of color to the world of post-production, an industry many kids were unaware of. Since then because of grants and donors we now have our own equipment and software to hold bootcamps across the country. In the last four years we've held camps in Florida, Alabama, Baltimore, Los Angeles and now adding Atlanta this year.
STUDENTS LEARN INDUSTRY SOFTWARE AND CAN HEAR FROM SPEAKERS IN THE INDUSTRY.
STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO LEARN HOW TO EDIT IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY! AND WE PLAN TO GIVE ONE COMPUTER TO A BUDDING EDITOR A YEAR!
ONCE COMPLETED STUDENTS RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE AND HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF A PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE
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Below are some of our student's work from our past bootcamps. Check out what you or your student could learn after a camp with The Hue Collective.
DAYTONA BEACH CAMP 2023
We returned to Daytona Beach! We teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club and the community and had 19 students. We hosted our camp at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Our students were taught by two industry post-production individuals like editor and DP Brittney Janae, who's worked with major clients in the social space and also Nelson James from Tik-Tok who works with influencer content there. Our Daytona camp was amazing we were blessed with funding and donated computer and were able give three students a computer! This camp allowed us to end the year with a bang!
ATLANTA CAMP 2023
We hosted our first camp for The Hue Collective in Atlanta at the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs. We had some amazing editors and post team members assist with running the camp. And Adobe's Karina Anglada demoed new Adobe workflows and AI technology.
Our students knocked the class assignment out of the park and we had some great commercials for our first time budding editors. We're excited to return next year. We're hoping for more funding for next year to keep doing camps in areas like Atlanta!
LOS ANGELES CAMP 2023
This year we partnered with RPA (Rubin Postaer and Associates). RPA provided us an amazing location for youth to learn more about editing in advertising and to help them see where they could work in the future! This course at RPA launched our new curriculum editing Spec Car Commercials. Our attendees edited a :30 second car commercial with help from editors and individuals from post-production in Advertising, Reality TV and Scripted TV.
We also had a special Q&A with a Music Supervisor and Post-Supervisor about other positions that help with editing and about the music licensing process.
BALTIMORE CAMP 2023
This summer we headed to Baltimore to do an in-person camp with the Media Rhythm Institute. Our last camp with them was during the pandemic and was virtual. Being in Baltimore was amazing and we're grateful that Baltimore with MRI is now one of our hub communities we will visit annually and teach editing basics and more!
2022 LOS ANGELES BOOTCAMP
LOS ANGELES 2-DAY BOOTCAMP
For this year’s camp, we had our first in-person two-day training, teaching Adobe Premiere in Los Angeles. We had local professional editors and assistant editors volunteer to help students learn to edit at an wonderful facility called the Metaphor Club.
We had amazing mentors for our students at our camp such as, Kat McAuley (Editor on Starz BMF), Sean B. Simmons (Assistant Editor on Starz BMF), Justin King-Hall (Editor from advertising company Buddha Jones) and Matt Tan (Editor for Fox Sports).
We even had the amazing Lillian Benson come in to help and speak to our students. Lillian Benson is the first Black woman editor to be accepted in American Cinema Editors. A.C.E. is a non-profit honorary society for editors. Lillian Benson is known for editing huge shows like “Soul food”. Her recent show is on NBC’s “Chicago Med” and OWN’s major hit show “Greenleaf”.
Thanks to our amazing donors we were able to give away a huge prize which was a computer giveaway to one of our top students. During class we were able to give additional prizes to our students during the speed questionnaire sessions.
2021 WITH THE HUE COLLECTIVE
As things opened up after COVID Vaccinations began to be available we were able to do two camps teaching Adobe Premiere. Our first camp we had a virtual/in-person camp in Daytona Beach where we worked with the L.E.A.D Center run by the Daytona Beach Housing Authority. Here we taught students who dropped out of high school about a profession that they could pursue.
The second camp we taught students on location in Fairfield, Alabama how to edit in Premiere. At this particular camp we partnered with a local school, Fairfield High Preparatory School, and even taught two of the teachers the software to continue student education at the school. While striving to work as safely as possible in the midst of a pandemic we still introduced more students to the software of Adobe Premiere and to the career of editing.
WORKING WITH L.E.A.D CENTER IN DAYTONA BEACH WE USED LOCAL FACILITIES TO TEACH STUDENTS IN THE PROGRAM. STUDENTS WITH ASPIRATIONS TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS LEARNED HOW THEY COULD USE VIDEO TO PROMOTE THEIR OWN COMPANY.
OUR 2020 VIRTUAL CAMP
Because of the pandemic we quickly had to shift gears for our plans the summer of 2020. That year we launched our first virtual camp utilizing Google Classroom and Zoom. We also partnered with Baltimore organization, Media Rhythm Institute and provided free classes for students across the country. Some students who participated received access to Adobe Premiere software for free for the class if they could not afford it. And because of MRI some students received a free computer to work from home. We also had troubleshooting sessions with students via Facetime or Zoom to help students with questions. Although life shifted our plans we had a great experience with our virtual classes!