The Big Picture Alliance

The Big Picture Alliance Empowering Philly Youth Through Filmmaking Big Picture Alliance is digital media arts education non profit that introduces aspiring young filmmakers K-12 to the language, art and science of filmmaking.

With an 18 year track record of serving our arts, behavioral health, community and school partners, we serve 8 districts within the City of Philadelphia, plus the surrounding 5-county footprint.

Operating as usual

09/02/2021
Big Picture Alliance - Lenfest Article Feature

Check out the most recent @lenfestinstitute article! Executive Director of Big Picture Alliance, Aleks Martray along with fellow youth leaders Jose Quintana (@jose_qu417) and Nasya Jenkins (@ntj.photography ) speak with Kyra Mille about the groundbreaking Community Video Resiliency Project. Check out the link in our bio or head over to the Lenfest website.
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08/30/2021
The Parker Family

This Summer, our students at Salvation Army Temple worked together to create this lovely short film! Here's a little clip! For more, check out our YouTube Channel! Thank you to our partner @salvationarmyus
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Via Lux Media is a youth-led film collective that provides the resources, community, and mentorship for youth to collabo...
08/23/2021

Via Lux Media is a youth-led film collective that provides the resources, community, and mentorship for youth to collaborate on original films and develop as media professionals. APPLY TODAY for this paid fellowship using the link in our bio!

Compensation: $1000 ($100 Monthly Sept. - June)

September 9, 2021 - June, 9 2022
Thursdays 4-6pm (Weekly Workshops)
Saturdays 12-4pm (Monthly Workshops)
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Big Picture Alliance's MEDIA FUTURES Paid Apprenticeship ProgramAPPLY TODAY with the Link In Our Bio! Media Futures is a...
08/20/2021

Big Picture Alliance's
MEDIA FUTURES Paid Apprenticeship Program
APPLY TODAY with the Link In Our Bio!

Media Futures is a paid apprenticeship program that supports youth (ages 18-21) towards careers in film & media, through hands-on training, industry certifications, work experience, and professional mentorship. Apprentices learn industry standard digital media skills & equipment through producing a professional work-for-hire, developing a portfolio website & resume, and completing an industry certification (Adobe Premiere or FAA Drone). Alumni are then placed at paid industry apprenticeships across Philadelphia.

FALL TERM:
Aug 26 - Jan 13 (14 Sessions)
Thursdays 9am-3pm
9-10am: Professional & Portfolio Development
10am-12pm: Digital Media "Work-for-hire" Project
1-3pm: Adobe Premiere Certification (FAA Drone Certification in Spring term)

LOCATION:
OIC Workforce Academy (1231 N Broad St. 2nd Floor Philadelphia PA 19122)

COMPENSATION:
$1200 stipend (for full participation)

ELIGIBILITY:
- Ages 18-21
- Must have completed at least 1 BPA program (or 100hr digital media training equivalent)
- Must be post-secondary (out of high school)
- Must complete & submit clearances
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Via Lux Media is a youth-led collective that produces films under the mentorship of Big Picture Alliance. Through this 1...
08/18/2021

Via Lux Media is a youth-led collective that produces films under the mentorship of Big Picture Alliance. Through this 10-month paid fellowship, youth collaborate from script to screen through weekly workshops, monthly intensives, and an annual film fest. APPLY TODAY using the link in our bio!

Compensation: $1000 ($100 Monthly Sept - June)

September 9, 2021 - June, 9 2022
Thursdays 4-6pm (Weekly Workshops)
Saturdays 12-4pm (Monthly Workshops)
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#phillyfilm #youthfilm #youthmedia #bpafilms #communitymedia #phillyyouth

08/18/2021

Big Picture Alliance collaborated with @SpiralQ to create this video about the legacy of Elsie Wise and the @WestPowelton Drummers.

Directed by @EliLaban
Filmed by Eli Laban, Joshua Mallory, Jose Quintana
Edited by Eli Laban

Hire Big Picture Alliance for your next video project! Bigpicturealliance.org/hireus

08/12/2021
Cindy Premiere

Big Picture Alliance presents
COmmunity VIDeo Resiliency Project
Premiering on WHYY-TV 12
PBS mobile app/Roku app
WHYY Presents | WHYY

Thursdays at 8:45PM in July & August

TONIGHT!
Home (2020, 3:57 min) dir. Cindy Pham
As quarantine forces a young woman to confront her estranged relationship with her family, she embarks on a personal journey for inner peace.

Filmmakers:
@vialuxmedia @cindyphvm

Special thanks to our…

Funders:
The Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund
The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund
The Independence Public Media Foundation
@lenfestinstitute @lenfstinst @knightfdn @IPMFoundation @bartol_foundation @philafound

#covidresilience #phillyfilm #youthfilm #youthmedia #bpafilms #communityjournalism #communitymedia #solutionsbased #phillyyouth #philadelphia

Introducing our Media Futures program @OICWorkforceAcademy! Through this paid apprenticeship program our young filmmaker...
08/09/2021

Introducing our Media Futures program @OICWorkforceAcademy! Through this paid apprenticeship program our young filmmakers have been working all summer to create original "works-for-hire" in collaboration with @girlsrockphilly and @greatphillyschools.
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Introducing our Media Futures program @OICWorkforceAcademy! Through this paid apprenticeship program our young filmmakers have been working all summer to create original "works-for-hire" in collaboration with @girlsrockphilly and @greatphillyschools.
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JOIN US TONIGHT! For the Delphi Summer Teen Media end of summer screening! Here’s a look at tonight’s line up! ...#phill...
08/06/2021

JOIN US TONIGHT! For the Delphi Summer Teen Media end of summer screening! Here’s a look at tonight’s line up!
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08/05/2021

The Delphi Summer Teen Media Program will conclude with virtual film premiere from 6-8 pm this Friday, August 6th. Over the past 4 weeks, these students have learned to create films from script to screen under the guidance of professional filmmakers.

Congratulations to these talented young filmmakers!

08/05/2021
Blossom Premier

Big Picture Alliance presents
COmmunity VIDeo Resiliency Project
Premiering on WHYY-TV 12
PBS mobile app/Roku app
Link In Bio!

Thursdays at 8:45 pm in July & August

TONIGHT!
"Blossom" (2020, 6:42 min) dir. Tyson Skinker & Demi Sills
Blossom is a short documentary about how Covid-19 has impacted young Philadelphia artists, and how many have continued evolving as creators throughout the pandemic.

Filmmakers:
@vialuxmedia @thecreatordemi @tysonandreas @theblossomboy @elilaban

Featuring:
@yungphillyartists @oicworkforceacademy @mijitamarte @lucianowolves @ajhires @theblossomboy @Chelbyelam @DarkSummerBoy @mikaylaelizabeth @mihafajita @weirdosrus42702 @christopherseng @tysonandreas

Special thanks to our…

Funders:
The Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund
The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund
The Independence Public Media Foundation
@lenfestinstitute @knightfdn @IPMFoundation @bartol_foundation @philafound

#covidresilience #phillyfilm #youthfilm #youthmedia #bpafilms #communityjournalism #communitymedia #solutionsbased #phillyyouth #philadelphia

08/04/2021
Delphi Screening 2021

JOIN US August 6 at 6pm for our annual Delphi Summer Teen Media film screening! This virtual screening will be taking place on our exclusive Crowdcast link to watch a plethora of youth films followed by a Q&A via zoom with our youth filmmakers. See you there!

Special Thanks to our partners at:
@esperanzaacademy @tallerpr @philamuseum
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Thanks to PhillyVoice for uplifting recipients of the ArtWorks grant from Forman Arts Initiative & Philadelphia Foundati...
07/28/2021
Local artists, organizations receive $3 million in multi-year arts and culture grants

Thanks to PhillyVoice for uplifting recipients of the ArtWorks grant from Forman Arts Initiative & Philadelphia Foundation. The Big Picture Alliance is proud to be among this list of arts & culture organizations doing transformative work in Philly communities!

https://www.phillyvoice.com/local-artists-art-organizations-receive-grants-philadelphia/

The Forman Arts Initiative and the Philadelphia Foundation teamed up for the grant program

07/22/2021
Power of Small

Big Picture Alliance presents
COmmunity VIDeo Resiliency Project
Premiering on WHYY-TV 12
PBS mobile app/Roku app
WHYY Presents | WHYY

Thursdays at 8:45 in July & August

TONIGHT!
The Power of Small (2020, 9:00min) dir. by Talaya Martin-Smith
A college senior explores the impact COVID has had on campus life and the way her community peers and staff have worked to stay safe & healthy while heading towards graduation.

Created by @talaya.amanda.productions / @talaya.amanda_

Community Partner
@rosemontcollege

A COmmunity VIDeo Resiliency Project
Supported by The Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund @lenfestinstitute @knightfdn @IPMFoundation
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We are so excited to receive the ArtWorks grant from @FormanArtsInitiative and @PhiladelphiaFoundation supporting our yo...
07/22/2021

We are so excited to receive the ArtWorks grant from @FormanArtsInitiative and @PhiladelphiaFoundation supporting our youth filmmaking programs across Philadelphia. With this grant, BPA will expand our pathway of school, summer and workforce digital media programs - amplifying youth voices and supporting young creatives through paid apprenticeships. Congrats to all of the recipients! @beardedladiescabaret @twelvegates @BlackStar @ScribeVideoCenter @SabriayaShipley @TshayWilliams @JoséAOrtiz-Pagán @JorgeJRullánFantauzzi

We are so excited to receive the ArtWorks grant from @FormanArtsInitiative and @PhiladelphiaFoundation supporting our youth filmmaking programs across Philadelphia. With this grant, BPA will expand our pathway of school, summer and workforce digital media programs - amplifying youth voices and supporting young creatives through paid apprenticeships. Congrats to all of the recipients! @beardedladiescabaret @twelvegates @BlackStar @ScribeVideoCenter @SabriayaShipley @TshayWilliams @JoséAOrtiz-Pagán @JorgeJRullánFantauzzi

07/21/2021
Justice Miller

Congratulations to Delphi Teen Media student Justice Miller who is a finalist in the @whyy Youth Media Awards! Not only was Miller's film, Thick Skin, accepted as a finalist for the 2021 WHYY Youth Media Awards, but Justice's film was also further honored with a second-place award at the June 30th Award Ceremony.
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Weekend Recap! Shoutout to our @oicworkforceacademy students for covering the @girlsrockphilly Rock Camp 2021! OIC stude...
07/19/2021

Weekend Recap! Shoutout to our @oicworkforceacademy students for covering the @girlsrockphilly Rock Camp 2021! OIC students are kicking off our Media Futures program by helping GRP announce their rebranding! Students were hard at work collecting photos and interviews. The musical event was held in honor of GRP starting fresh this summer and changing their name to reflect what liberation looks like for all. Scroll through to see the magic!

Photos: @ntj.photography

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07/15/2021
nasya Whyy

Big Picture Alliance presents
COmmunity VIDeo Resiliency Project
Premiering on WHYY-TV 12
PBS mobile app/Roku app
Link In Bio!

Thursdays at 8:45 pm in July & August

TONIGHT!
From Digital Divide To Digital Equity (2020, 7:10 min) dir. Nasya Jenkins
A short documentary exploring how the digital divide is both a public health & education crisis in Philadelphia and why the internet should be a public utility for everyone, especially students & teachers.

Filmmakers:
@vialuxmedia @ntj.photography

Community Partners:
@racialjusticephilly @mvmalliance @215studentunion @oicworkforceacademy

Special thanks to our…

Funders:
The Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund
The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund
The Independence Public Media Foundation
@lenfestinstitute @knightfdn @IPMFoundation @bartol_foundation @philafound
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#phillyfilmmakers#youthfilmmakers #youthartists#phillyyouth #covid19info#misinformation #disinformation#GETVACCINATED
#vaccinetruthadvocate#vaccinessavelives #vaxxtruth #vaxxed💉 #2021film
#phillyfilmsociety #communitymedia#communityjournalism #youthmedia#phled #workathomejobs #covidfilming#covidfilm #docuseries #filmproducing#philadelphiafilm #1918flu #1918pandemic#communityfirst #moviemakers

The Radical Remedies Screening hosted @scribevideocenter will be held July 15, 2021! We are excited to announce that two...
07/14/2021

The Radical Remedies Screening hosted @scribevideocenter will be held July 15, 2021! We are excited to announce that two of BPA's youth films will be featured in their crowd cast screening, Digital Divide To Digital Equity Dir. by Nasya Jenkins (@ntj.photography) and Blossom Dir. by Tyson Skinker (@tysonandreas) and Demi Sills. ( @thecreatordemi). Be sure to check out the Scribe Video Center Instagram for event details.

Filmmakers:
@vialuxmedia @thecreatordemi @tysonandreas @theblossomboy @elilaban @ntj.photography

Featuring:
@yungphillyartists @oicworkforceacademy @mijitamarte @lucianowolves @ajhires @theblossomboy @Chelbyelam @DarkSummerBoy @mikaylaelizabeth @mihafajita @weirdosrus42702 @christopherseng @tysonandreas

Community Partners:
@racialjusticephilly @mvmalliance @215studentunion @oicworkforceacademy

Special thanks to our Funders:

The Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund
The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund
The Independence Public Media Foundation
@lenfestinstitute @knightfdn @IPMFoundation @bartol_foundation @philafound
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#phillyfilmmakers#youthfilmmakers #youthartists#phillyyouth #covid19info#misinformation #disinformation#GETVACCINATED
#vaccinetruthadvocate#vaccinessavelives #vaxxtruth #vaxxed💉 #2021film
#phillyfilmsociety #communitymedia#communityjournalism #youthmedia#phled #workathomejobs #covidfilming#covidfilm #docuseries #filmproducing#philadelphiafilm #1918flu #1918pandemic#communityfirst #moviemakers

The Radical Remedies Screening hosted @scribevideocenter will be held July 15, 2021! We are excited to announce that two of BPA's youth films will be featured in their crowd cast screening, Digital Divide To Digital Equity Dir. by Nasya Jenkins (@ntj.photography) and Blossom Dir. by Tyson Skinker (@tysonandreas) and Demi Sills. ( @thecreatordemi). Be sure to check out the Scribe Video Center Instagram for event details.

Filmmakers:
@vialuxmedia @thecreatordemi @tysonandreas @theblossomboy @elilaban @ntj.photography

Featuring:
@yungphillyartists @oicworkforceacademy @mijitamarte @lucianowolves @ajhires @theblossomboy @Chelbyelam @DarkSummerBoy @mikaylaelizabeth @mihafajita @weirdosrus42702 @christopherseng @tysonandreas

Community Partners:
@racialjusticephilly @mvmalliance @215studentunion @oicworkforceacademy

Special thanks to our Funders:

The Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund
The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund
The Independence Public Media Foundation
@lenfestinstitute @knightfdn @IPMFoundation @bartol_foundation @philafound
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#phillyfilmmakers#youthfilmmakers #youthartists#phillyyouth #covid19info#misinformation #disinformation#GETVACCINATED
#vaccinetruthadvocate#vaccinessavelives #vaxxtruth #vaxxed💉 #2021film
#phillyfilmsociety #communitymedia#communityjournalism #youthmedia#phled #workathomejobs #covidfilming#covidfilm #docuseries #filmproducing#philadelphiafilm #1918flu #1918pandemic#communityfirst #moviemakers

07/08/2021
Theo Whyy

Big Picture Alliance presents
COmmunity VIDeo Resiliency Project
Premiering on WHYY-TV 12
PBS mobile app/Roku app
Link In Bio!

Thursdays at 8:45 pm in July & August

TONIGHT!
College Bound in a Pandemic (2020, 9:35 min) dir. Theo Wyss-Flamm
This short documentary explores some of the factors, decisions, and alternatives that local college students are faced with during the COVID pandemic.

Filmmakers:
@vialuxmedia @theo.wyssflamm

Featuring::
@kenda11._ @lil_hodge @noah.bradley

Special thanks to our…
Funders:
The Philadelphia COVID-19 Community Information Fund
The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund
The Independence Public Media Foundation
@lenfestinstitute @knightfdn @IPMFoundation @bartol_foundation @philafound
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#phillyfilmmakers#youthfilmmakers #youthartists#phillyyouth #covid19info#misinformation #disinformation#GETVACCINATED
#vaccinetruthadvocate#vaccinessavelives #vaxxtruth #vaxxed💉 #2021film
#phillyfilmsociety #communitymedia#communityjournalism #youthmedia#phled #workathomejobs #covidfilming#covidfilm #docuseries #filmproducing#philadelphiafilm #1918flu #1918pandemic#communityfirst #moviemakers

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Take It To The Streets Radio and Style & Empowerment Chat Radio were proud to cover the Emergency Art Action March and march in solidarity with the movement
I wanted to invite you to our event on Saturday 21st http://tallerpr.org/event/shnit-international-short-film-festival/ I hope your students and you can make it, its going to be a fabulous time. We are going to watch the 10 finalists and vote for the one film we like the most, only the 2 finalist will be shown in NYC !!! Come have some fun and help decide the winner for this year.