Trapped In the Tank: Dominic’s Story
November 23, 2021
Distance learning brought the best and the worst out of myself. At some points my grades were sacrificed for mental health. Midway through the year, I began to feel as though my senior year would be a waste of effort. Although my doubts about school were only growing, my multimedia class became the silver lining to the rain cloud that was distance learning. Multimedia II gave me a chance to express what I didn’t get the chance to in many of my other classes. Expressing how I felt about where I’m from and what I’ve experienced made me feel seen. I’d come to find out mid-summer that I’d be even more seen with my final video project being screened in New York City.
Although my doubts about school were only growing, my multimedia class became the silver lining to the rain cloud that was distance learning.
Getting the opportunity to showcase my work in front of an audience gave me feelings that I had never felt before. The feeling of being recognized for my work felt so good that since then I’ve been determined to recreate those feelings. My film being screened in New York has spawned a new addiction of mine, and it’s to be recognized for my creative work.
Great things can happen when you have the right platform to create it on, and WeVideo proved it with my trip to New York.
This is Part 2 of KCI’s Student Media Collaboration Blog Series highlighting the amazing partnership between KCI, East Side Union High School District, and Foothill College and produced on the WeVideo platform. Stay tuned for more news from the students and community members impacted by this amazing project.