Production resources for the next generation of professionals for "Image Makers"

The Image Makers program takes a diverse group of high school students and allows them to explore careers in film and television by pairing them with professional members of Women in Film and Video, a professional association of television and film professionals in the Washington DC area. They gain hands-on production experience while producing public service announcements for local charitable organizations. It helps foster the next generation of filmmakers while helping the local community. The program is taught over the course of eight Saturdays and concludes with an awards show where each of the PSAs are presented to the non-profits. In 2009, Image Makers is starting its twelfth year bringing together students and WIFV volunteers. This year the Washington Youth Choir and Make Piece both had a PSA made for them by the participants.

At the production phase Alt Gobo provided camera, light, and sound resources for one spot. The Make Piece spot was shot with Alt Gobo's Panasonic HXP170 DVCproHD camera with Kathi Overton as DP and Peter Roof on sound. The WYC spot needed additional sound so that second unit work was done by Peter Roof with heavy tech and advisory support from Kathi Overton.