High school students create shorts for Reel Asian

Grade 10 students of William Lyon Mackenzie unveiled their short films that tackled social issues as part of the Animate the Issues workshop at the NFB.

Students learned basic animation techniques and narration strategies that capped off the Blinded By Goodness youth presentation.

“They taught us the guidelines of what to do. The rest was up to us,” says 15-year-old sophomore Jason. “It was kind of weird. We didn’t expect them to be showed to anyone so we totally did it for fun.”

Would film-making be something they wanted to do in the future?

“More like in the documentary field though,” says Caitlin.