Students become the media producers working with real award-winning filmmakers and music producer/artist
(Schertz, Texas) – The team from Hungry Fish Camp convened spontaneously at Cross Point Fellowship in Schertz, Texas to take on a unique vision from husband and wife team, Jay and Kara Jones who are based out of Seattle, WA.
Jay has worked on several reality based TV shows like “The Jerry Springer Show” (out of college), “The Tyra Banks Show” (Jay proposed to his wife live with Tyra’s help in one episode), “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, “Ice Road Truckers”, “1,000 Ways to Die”, and “Hoarders”, to name a few.
Their vision was to work with the youth and equip next generation content producers to create an experience for them that would leave a lasting impact and accelerate their interest in making life-changing media that inspires and challenges others to do the same. The idea caught on when it resonated with several key supporters that included a marketing company, business broadcast company, sunglass manufacturer, theatrical filmmaker, and a music star.
“I was blown away by the caliber of talent that came to the table, so quickly to support our first test production,” says Jay Jones, “We reached out to 2013 Grammy, multiple Stellar and Dove Award-winning music producer Billy Dorsey who also serves as Outreach Pastor for Lakewood Church, who graciously accepted our invitation to participate, as did award-winning filmmaker Director Baldemar Rodriguez of “In Search of the American Dream.”
“The kids didn’t really know what to expect, but we explained to them that this was ‘their’ production and their opportunity to work with real industry professionals and that it would all culminate in a ‘Hungry Fish Camp” red carpet experience where they would be celebrated for their work,” says Jay Jones, “They were allowed to tweet, post on Facebook, created Vine and Instagram videos, and share their experience in real-time on-line with their friends (#ithirst, #hungryfishcamp).”
The kids were provided hands-on experience with lighting and sound, various types of movie and picture cameras, smartphone fixtures which enable a regular phone to be turned into a production camera with special lenses and microphone apparatuses, marketing and promotions, product placement, use of music, working with on-camera talent, directing the crew, and advanced editing.
“The most amazing part of the entire weekend was presenting their production to a live audience and hearing their testimonies of faith and love via the ‘iThirst’ series of the production and watching them receiving their awards,” says Kara, “These kids followed the celebrities, who shared their own success journey on-camera, but to hear and view the kids explain their own life struggles was challenging and captivating.”
Will this become a “reality-based” series? Stay tuned.
Special thanks to: Billy Dorsey of Impeccable Music Group, Baldemar Rodriguez of Adelante Productions, Olloclip Lens Systems, Lee College, Sikkshades by Eddie Bauer, Jr., Brindlee Fire Mountain Apparatus, Youth Specialties, Shields of Strength Foundation, CCVision, Cory Hix, Chuck Hix, The Entrepreneur Broadcasting Company, Inc., Marketing Dynamics, Chick-fil-A, Little Caesar’s Pizza, the local Schertz community, and Cross Point Fellowship Church.
For more information, please visit: www.HungryFishMedia.org
About Hungry Fish Media:
Hungry Fish is a media ministry that provides weekend film boot camps to high school students. Boot camps cover the basics of video production, online streaming, and social media, and empower young
Christians to creatively share their Faith (Genesis 1:24 – God is a creative God). By incorporating relevant techniques, equipment and trends into its programs, Hungry Fish engages culture and ensures the delivery of the Christian message stays current. Although the message of Christ’s love and sacrifice always remain the same, the delivery is ever evolving by the culture in which we live in and technological revolution we’re currently living through. This generation of young believers want to be heard, recognized and a part of something much larger than themselves. Hungry Fish provides this opportunity by taking the focus off of ‘self’ and placing it on Jesus! Visit the Film Boot Camp page for additional info on the weekend.