The Digital Technology Academy is a ten-week media arts program that provided groups of teens from North Richmond with basic video production training for project planning, research, script writing, interviewing, DSLR camera operation, audio & lighting, and nonlinear desktop editing. After completion of the training, the teens are assembled into a production crew where they recieved valuable work experience working on the An Exploration of Our History documentary projects about North Richmond's history.
Selected groups of teens have worked on the four different documentary projects that date all the way back to 1999. Below are photos and a video of the academy's training and production work facilitated by filmmaker Doug Harris and the AUP Media staff for the last documentary of the series titled North Richmond: Past, Present and Future.
A special thanks for the An Exploration of Our History documentary project is extended to Dr. Shirley Ann Moore, Professor of History at Sacramento State University and author, and to Jeffrey Callen for his graduate research that helped tremendously for the presentation of this historical photo and video exhibit about the African American experience in North Richmond.