There is a non-profit based out of Silver Spring that teaches youth how to conceptualize, film, and edit their own films that runs throughout the year at different schools, libraries & community centers in Montgomery County, MD. The organization is a non-profit and is funded by the support of the community, local businesses and organizations! For the past couple of years, I have had the pleasure of working with this non-profit organization as a youth media instructor, and have had some amazing experiences with the students I have been able to teach and guide through the film making process! This past spring season, I had the pleasure of working with two amazing groups out of Takoma Park and White Oak community centers, and they did two amazing short PSA/Documentary style films that dealt with the topics of Youth and Social Justice as well as Homophobia and Mental Health! The amazing part about the films is they were completely shot and edited mostly by the students who were a part of the program using only the equipment provided by TLX Media and the community centers! The first film "Social Justice Warrior" is a funny short educational narrative style film about a middle school kid named Penn who is on a mission to be a catalyst for social change in his community. The film is a prelude to how he becomes interested in the topic of social justice, and decides to become "The Social Justice Warrior". The second film "LGBTQ Mental Health Matters" is a doc/PSA that highlights the stories of people who suffer from mental health issues as a result of homophobia. It dives into the psyche of two creative women in the LGBTQ community, and discusses ways they have dealt with, and learned to cope with the issues of homophobia in society and in their personal lives! Check out their films on Youtube Down Below and show your support by commenting or sharing with a friend/family member!
DMV Rap Trailblazer, Rio Manolo Drops New Visuals to "The Intro" of His Latest Upcoming Project
Check out the latest visuals from DMV Artist Rio Manolo, as he reflects on his journey in life in a new more subdued sound from the rhymesayer. He touches on his home life growing up as a kid with hoop dreams in Tampa, to his moving to MD and pursuing his goals of becoming a prominent figure in the rap game. Just as your about to kick back and light a jay to get deeper in to the mellow vibe of his life story, the rapper switches things up to a in your face, trapped out, flex rap type of vibe for the second half of the visuals. While the rapper is making the effort to explore new territories and paint a more personal picture through his music, he still makes sure to give you the turnt up sonics that we all know and love! Check out the TLX Media Produced Visuals to "The Intro" below: