Roots tv primarily works with young people of color who reside in Perth, areas that have been historically underserved and in need of meaningful opportunities for training and engagement in new digital media technology. The skills they learn not only enable them to be more creative and express their ideas, but they are also valuable skills that are in high demand in today’s technology-based world. Roots tv participants engage in their communities by creating documentary and short films that reflect their understanding and vision of the world around them as well as their imagined futures.
Focusing on visual storytelling, artistic expression, and performance, Roots tv students create digital video projects in various genres, including documentary, narrative short fiction, and experimental. Working with experienced media instructors, filmmakers and artists, participants learn the various aspects of digital video production such as cinematography, editing, screenwriting, producing, directing, acting, scoring, sound, and lighting.