Hook Productions

hookPro2011CityParks Productions is a City Parks Foundation’s Technology Initiative, After School Program, that provides professional, state-of-the-art production and technology training for High School and Middle School aged youth citywide. As part of a comprehensive, long-term strategy to improve neighborhood parks and public spaces, this innovative project will spark student’s interest in learning while strengthening their commitment to their community.

Hook Productions was the pilot program based out of the Red Hook Recreation Center, for which I was the video teacher along side an electronic music teacher from July 2005 – Dec 2006. After another trip to India I returned as a consultant in 2007.

July 2007 – December 2007
City Parks Foundation, Hook Productions, Youth Technology Program (Brooklyn, NY)
Web Development Consultant & Teacher http://www.hookproductions.org
• Developed Flash mp3 player and slideshows to showcase students’ work online
• Taught basic HTML & CSS to Summer Youth Employment Program interns, enabling them to create their own profile pages.
July 2005 – December 2006
City Parks Foundation, Hook Productions, Youth Technology Program (Brooklyn, NY)
Co-Coordinator / Video & New Media Teacher
• Developed multimedia curriculum & equipment base for startup youth media production house.
• Taught camera skills, video editing, graphic / web design to youth aged 13-18.
• Projects included: producing documentary shorts about Red Hook, Brooklyn, specifically how the neighborhood is affected by waterfront redevelopment, gentrification and police brutality within the NYC Housing Projects.
• Authored DVDs and developed website http://www.hookproductions.org to showcase student work.
• Gave outreach presentations at neighborhood schools and community organizations.
Hook Productions

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