On The Other Side Of The Camera: Week One
By Tedarius Abrams
Week one has been very challenging. I’ve been on the side of the camera that I’m not used to, it was fun, tiring but fun. My fellow Young at Heart team members, Elae and Sharon, are two of the coolest people I’ve ever met. The three of us are like siblings, we are always on the same page, and find a lot of the same things funny. When we stopped in Greensboro, North Carolina we stayed in the oldest hotel that I have ever been in. The elevator still had the gate in front of the door, so we ended up taking the stairs.
Working at The Washington Informer, my coworkers seem really cool and professional. I really want to work with video, and am hoping I can help the graphics department at The Washington Informer do more work. My skills are best suited for videography, photography, and motion graphics, and I am ready to learn.
I had a great conversation with Lafayette, the son of the owner of the Washington Informer. He told me a lot about Go-go music, and how gentrification in the city is destroying the Go-go music scene. Go-go is the music that the Black community in D.C. created, and I would love to do a documentary on that story. My team is also going to Chicago, and the native music there is Drill music, it would be cool to do a documentary on that as well. Maybe I could get footage. Overall, I have been enjoying the experience so far, but I definitely want to spend more time behind the camera, and a little less time writing.