Added by on May 23, 2012


Here’s some pics from OYBM’s recent May 2012 workshop.
We we’re excited to welcome MinT (Mentor in Training) Steven Toya!
He definitely held it down when we had a minor emergency…
We had four teams which swelled to more than 25 participants.
This workshop was challenging because we made the leap with every team editing on Final Cut Pro X (which, if you havent heard is fairly controversial in the indy filmmaker world for its complete redesign).
So of course we had tech issues (what’s a workshop without atleast a few?), but each team was able to produce and screen some very powerful and engaging shorts!
A comedy based on cultural issues, a documentary based on two poems, a horror film, & a narrative about how substance abuse impacts youth.

The last day of the workshop was especially intense due to multiple events coinciding, a Navajo Taco sale to benefit OYBMer’s trip to Seattle Wash. for a filmmaking workshop, an all ages show next door at Taala Hooghan, & the solar eclipse (which traditional Dine’ have protocol during).

Special thanks to all the volunteer mentors ,the cooks! (Marc & Jamie from punk/hardcore group Let the World Die made an awesome stew on Saturday!), and the awesome participants!

p.s. OYBMer’s are still fund-raising for the trip to Seattle, please click the donate tab to the right and support their efforts!

For (Media) Justice!

– Klee Benally

OYBM Volunteer/Coordinator



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