Welcome to Chicago Summer Stories
Creating Meaningful Stories Collaboratively
What is Chicago Summer Stories?
We want collaborators and this is what we mean
When filmmaking is available to everyone, what stories will they tell?
Share your story
1. Create a 90 second to 2 minute video sharing your interest in why you would like to be part of this program. We are looking for you to show and tell your unique story based on your experience in collaborating while creating meaningful video. We don't want a resume, but rather an authentic narrative that demonstrates your interest.
2. Your teacher recommendation: Your program teacher or advisor needs to submit a 1-2 minute video that can share how you have been a great collaborator in their program.
Video Application Process
The steps to make a great applicant video-
Students are to record a 90 second to 2 minute personal story to show and tell their interest, passion and purpose. Student will have the option to do this on an iPhone (or any smartphone) or other camera.
Please share your name, city, and school (on camera) and then show and tell why you would like to be challenged with this opportunity. (mandatory Pitch)
THEN CHOOSE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING PROMPTS:
Show and tell about a collaborative moment that helped you understand the value of a team in production within your school program or community (ex. 7 day challenge)
Show and tell what you love most about the production process through specific experiences you pushed yourself to discover (ex. technical or theoretical)
Show and tell about your favorite project you produced in the last year and what you learned specifically from it (behind the scenes director's commentary).
Show and tell a 30 second example of your craft (shooting, editing, art direction, lighting) while explaining how you did it.
Once finished, upload your video to YouTube as an unlisted video.
Chicago Summer Stories 2023
2023 Applications due
Participant Selection notification
2023 Meet Up (Students & Parent)
CSS 2023 Program dates
Steps along the Journey
Previous CSS projects
Community Gardens of Chicago
Farm to Table
Changemakers: Time is Now
Maya's Personal Reflection
Prasanth's Personal Reflection
or what we think you might want to know