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Learning to Edit – ACTV Video Youth Group

Learning to Edit – ACTV

ACTV  Video Youth Group Day 4 | 25/11/15




We started the meeting in a circle, as usual – everyone is equal. We all got the opportunity to update the group on how our week has been going, and we shared interesting things we saw on tv or the internet.

Next, we watched the penultimate scene from Antonioni’s “The Passenger” (1975), starring Jack Nicholson. This was exactly the opposite of what we saw last week (Hot Fuzz). This was a six minute (approx.) one-shot, which we learned is really hard to do!  The camera slowly, slowly drifts through the bars of the window, showing us what is going on outside and then returning back to the room.

The Passenger

One shot – Michelangelo Antonioni’s, “The Passenger” (1975), starring Jack Nicholson.

We then learned how to edit, first setting up folders for the footage and editing projects and then starting to work on the interviews we filmed of each other last week.

It was a lot of fun learning how to use the editing program, but it was also quite hard.

Everybody worked hard, and we came together in a circle one more time to summarize what we learned today and to look ahead toward coming weeks.

ACTV Video Youth Group- Learning to Edit

Youth from East and West Jerusalem come together to learn how to make movies




Check out next week’s blog!

Check out last week’s blog!

The ACTV Video Youth program has now entered it’s 4th year, bringing together teens from all over East and West Jerusalem to learn how to direct, film and edit their own amazing movies, sharing experiences and creating new narratives together.

The group is facilitated by Khaled Rishek and Asaf Shahar of the YMCA Youth Department

Want to find out more about the Youth Department’s ACTV  Video Youth group and other Jerusalem Youth Groups and activities?


Yasmine Guerin, Youth Department Coordintor

+972 02-5692677 | yasmine@ymca.org.il

Naxeeh Ansari, Youth Department Director

+972 02-5692676 | nazeeh@ymca.org.il

You can also check out our Young Leaders Youth Group