PROJECT YOUTH DOC participants (age 13-16) will complete an intense course in documentary video taught by professional filmmakers, using pro production equipment, industry standard lighting, sound gear, HD cameras and Final Cut Pro equipped Macs. PYD students create documentaries focusing on the most powerful force in our society today: their own voices. By turning the camera inward, they explore issues important to their lives and the lives of other project members. Working in small teams, students go through the process of producing, filming and editing a short documentary from start to finish. In August, we celebrate the finished films with a premiere on the big screen at the Hollywood Theatre. All students also receive a copy of their completed work on DVD.