Tuesday, they were students participating in the Andalusia Public Library’s summer program for teens. By the end of next week’s session, they’ll be the stars of their own YouTube video.
“The kids had a blast,” Christine Lynn, who coached them through the process, said. Lynn works with the A.P.P.L.E. program and formerly worked with WKNI. “They were super ecstatic.”
“We took the Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” video, and they parodied it. The kids had their ideas about what they wanted to do.”
Lynn said because most people use electronics all the time, they aren’t accessing the right side of the brain for arts and creativity as much.
“We let the kids come up with what they wanted to do,” she said. “What I taught them they can do at home.”
The class will continue at next week’s session, when the students will learn to cut, clip and add effects to completely make their video.
“I have a YouTube channel where I’ll upload it, and the library will upload it as well,” she said.
The next teen workshop will be at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19.