The goal of this project is to teach teens how to videotape and edit footage by creating short movies about a similar subject. These movies are then edited together to create a collective piece. This co-creation of media aims to foster interest in other members’ work. Presently, members display their work on the Village but may not be interacting on a collaborative level. By creating similar projects, members become interested as to how others address the same topic.
The Jigsaw Project is a collective video piece created by students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston in association with the Computer Clubhouse Village network. Students from each club learned how to shoot and edit video by creating short movies about their Boys and Girls club. Students from all the clubs then gathered at a convocation at MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten to discuss how the individual club videos could be woven into a larger video project. This “collective video” will be broadcast on the village network supplemented by the individual club.
During the summer of 2002, students ages 10-18 have been learning to shoot and edit video through the hands on project. Each clubhouse created a short video based tour of their clubhouse documenting the building’s facilities and how their fellow members interacting with the club. Each video has a different style and technique but address the same topics. The project allowed members to explore their creative side and learn how to achieve popular video techniques. The students also became interested in the videos of other clubhouses.