Summary of organization/program
Kaleidoscope is a 16-week file production program where you learn the skills to make films. Within this program, you will learn skills needed for employment while earning an hourly wage.
To participate in Kaleidoscope, youth must be:
- a personal history that has created barriers to employment
- a record of good attendance, positive motivation and free from substance abuse
- a standard of physical health and stamina suitable for the project activities (carrying cameras and related equipment)
- references from a community-based program or agency indicating the applicant has an interest in the creative process of film-making and is ready to commit to the project
- a desire to find a connection to the world of work
- Kaleidoscope is part of “The City of Vancouver ‘s Youth Outreach Team”. They are youth and youth-friendly allies, who were hired by the City, to make sure youth who live, work and play in Vancouver are involved in the City – including the City’s decision-making processes.
- Kaleidoscope is a small film production company with 12 youth participants, 3 facilitators, a videographer and several other consultants.
It is a 16 week film production program where you become part of a small film production company. During the initial weeks of the project most of the emphasis is on learning the skills needed to make a small film. Once the basics are in place, they create short films developed and produced in-house by the Kaleidoscope team. They create a setting in which the kinds of skills needed for employment are modeled and taught.
Dominant Media Forms
Statement of Principles
Samples of work
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The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this initiative