Apple technology was used by some of the winners of the
2002 NYC Youth Video Festival, which was sponsored by Showtime Networks in conjunction with PENCIL (Public Education Needs Civic Involvement In Learning). Winners were announced this week at an awards ceremony at the Museum of Television & Radio in New York City.
The city-wide contest was open to approximately 300,000 New York City public high school students in grades 10-12. Finalists worked over a four-month production process at Showtime Networks and NYU, filming with Sony DSR PD-100 DV camcorders and editing with Apple computers.
The Grand Prize winner, Michael Weinstein, whose five-minute video entitled “Runaway Wallet,” is a senior from Francis Lewis High School in Queens, NYC. Judges also chose First and Second Prize winners. The First Prize winner was Jonathan Cohall, a senior from A. Philip Randolph Campus High School in Manhattan, for his video entitled “Laugh Track.” A tie for Second Prize honored Jesse Ash, a senior from Townsend Harris High School in Queens, and Nina Macintosh, a sophomore from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, for their entries “Crossover” and “Orbis,” respectively.
Weinstein’s entry was chosen to be the winner from among a select 15 semi-finalists which were chosen out of hundreds of entries initially submitted by students. The semi-finalists were chosen based upon their writing skills, creativity and technical feasibility, and its relation to the contest’s theme “Tell Me A New York Story.”