for the Media Team of the 87th International Session of EYP in Vilnius
Being a part of EYP Media team tends to be unfairly underrated in comparison to other positions prominent at a session. However, it is the output of these teams that together with memories remain after sessions.
Nevertheless what is this output? Is it just the photos, videos and interactive projects that are created for the mere purpose of being created, or is there a true purpose behind them? Furthermore, should there be a purpose behind them?
We believe that each and every project should be done with a purpose, not just for the sake of being done, and should convey a message or bring other values to the table, not just to the participants of the session, but also to the audience that follows this output, that reaches even beyond the EYP community. Bearing in mind the diverse community that is brought together during International Sessions, we are given an amazing opportunity to capture and present a variety of different perspectives from all around the European continent.
In light of Niall’s vision and our own stances the Media Team will be very much a collaborative project. Therefore we have no concrete vision of the exact media output we want to achieve by the end of the session but rather a vision of collectively deciding on the impact and goals of our output. Each media team member will be given creative freedom with the only boundary being that their project has a meaning. Furthermore, we would like to emphasis that one of our main priorities besides creative freedom is self-development. It doesn’t matter if you have extensive experience in EYP media as long as you are willing to showcase the best you can do to bring extra value to the participants’ experience and are willing to branch out beyond what you are already familiar with.
"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever." – Steve Jobs
Lastly, we’d like to underline that the session’s theme: Learning from the past, shaping the future will act as a framework for our work. We strongly believe that it gives us a multitude of possibilities and opportunities to develop our aforementioned vision. As a generation we are facing a whole new variety of challenges and experiencing the vast amount of change that is going on around us. We think it’s crucial to look back out our past, learn our lessons but not to dwell on it. Instead we should be putting our energy into brightening our futures.
with both good technical and conceptual understanding of video making to help us achieve quality and purposeful video output