Award Status: SEVA Award
Grade Level: 9-12
Program Title: Mental Health in the Digital Age
Producer(s): Jenna Shepherd
School: Rio Americano High School
School District: San Juan USD
Producing from home meant that I had to work with very little help. That meant no help with writing my script, no help shooting B-roll – I was left to my own devices. Producing this documentary meant that I had to teach myself new ways to edit. For example, I learned how to use Adobe Spark in order to create visuals on my own, instead of relying on B-roll.
The rise in popularity of social media is something I’ve personally witnessed over the course of my teenage years. Unfortunately, social media has had a negative impact on both myself and those around me. That’s why I decided to dive headfirst into the problems that social media presents. After taking a look at the issues and negativity that social media has produced, I came to a solution that will hopefully give everyone an idea of how to move forward in the digital age.