YOUNG FILMMAKERS AND SOCIAL ACTIVISTS will gather in Kathmandu, Nepal from July 27 to August 9 for the 11th annual International Youth Media Summit. These youth delegates from 25+ different countries will create short films together, learning about pertinent global issues and about one another’s cultural realities as they work. This will be the first time the Summit has been held in Asia; the choice of Nepal as host country has generated a great deal of excitement as we embark on a new decade of building bridges through media.
By Kelsey Mosesman
Grab your headphones and prepare to fall in love. Plug In Stereo’s new album; Self Titled was newly released on September 2nd, 2014 through Atlantic Records. The whole album costs $8.99 and consists of 9 fun and upbeat songs. The Genre of the album is alternative however in my opinion it is an extremely likeable album and is hard to press skip if it comes up. There isn’t a specific age group for this album however there are a lot of aspects about relationships and love therefore I think anyone around the age thirteen to late twenties can relate to the lyrics in the songs. Trevor Dahl has decided that this will be his last album with Plug in Stereo. He began singing and playing music at 15 years old . A couple years ago he signed to a record label and hasn’t gotten the experience he wanted out of it. He said that he loved playing music freely and now he plays the music that he thinks will please his record label. He has recently been experimenting with different styles of music than the style he has written and performed for plug in stereo. Trevor says “Songs should be felt, not forced.” He will now be releasing new songs as Trevor Dahl. This album is by far the best in my opinion. His songs are upbeat and fun and it makes me want to jump in the car, roll down my windows, feel the sunshine of my face and just sing. What are you waiting for? Buy the album and enjoy!!
This site has a selection of interesting artist videos such as one with Ryan Tedder of One Republic. You can help chose the music by watching the videos and win prizes! It’s called #schooledsweepstakes. Let me know what you think!
Swept Away Media, a 15 year not for profit youth media organization, is reorganizing and aims to produce
a bi-weekly lifestyle and current events program for wide distribution to community and educational television as well as the internet.
We are an all volunteer organization that acts as an incubator for teen and college student creativity in the media.
Opportunities exist to interview and create media in entertainment, sports, current events and gaming.
Any interested teenagers should send a note with any experience or talents (video editing a plus!) to
email@example.com. Also let us know if you have access to an IPAD 2, 3 , mini or IPAD Air. Check out this website at www.sweptawaytv.com.
We will be meeting at FAU Boca Raton Campus so if you are located a great distance from FAU and do not have transportation, this probably is not for you.
However if you have access to an iPad 2 or greater or a video camera or a smartphone which you can record videos, we would welcome your submissions for consideration. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ellison Experience: An Inside Look at Seventeen Magazine’s
Hot Guy Panel Member Connor Ellison
By Kelsey Janser
He’s tall, blonde, and handsome, but this member of Seventeen Magazine’s Hot Guy Panel has extreme intelligence, modesty, and a groundbreaking business vision to accompany his good looks. Connor Ellison was born and raised in Los Angeles. The California native loves his west coast home because of the climate: “The weather is always constant and a good temperature. I love it because I am such a cold person in general.” By that, he means he easily becomes chilled, because this guy has a huge, warm heart. Connor has a younger brother who is almost 16, and the two are extremely close.
Connor was a member of the 2013 Hot Guy Panel in Seventeen Magazine. The casting process started out similar to any other. “My agency contacted me about applying. It was a pretty average process, at least for the first round. I sent in some photos and answered a few questions.” Each round, however, became increasingly more difficult, and the entire ordeal took roughly four months. “I just kept thinking how lucky I was when I made it past another round,” Ellison recalls. He even more vividly remembers the day he discovered he had officially made it onto the panel. Connor’s mother explained that if he had an incoming call that day from the corporation, it meant he had made it. “I received a call in the middle of biology class, and as soon as I saw the call was from New York, I immediately started freaking out.” Pretty soon after the call, Connor was flown out to the New York headquarters to meet the staff and rest of the panel. The headquarters were within close proximity to Central Park, and before he knew it, Connor and the others were centered in Central for a photoshoot.
Although Connor enjoyed his time on the panel as well as modeling, he has several other passions he hopes to pursue. Some of his favorite activities include camping and backpacking. Connor recently achieved the ranking of Eagle Scout, a 14 year-long process, and hopes to go backpacking in Europe this summer with all his newly acquired equipment. He also loves attending music festivals, which is where he and a friend first got their company’s idea. This 18 year old launched his own company in 2013, The Afterglow Experience, which specializes in selling glasses that alter the way light is perceived, perfect for any concert or music festival.
Connor’s future is so bright, he needs to invest in a pair of his company’s shades. Currently finishing his senior year at the all-male Catholic Loyola High School in LA, he plans to attend Loyola University in New Orleans in the fall. The university awarded Connor a scholarship to continue his business while there, where he will also earn his MBA in a five-year program. For more information and updates about his business, you can follow Connor’s company on instagram (@theafterglowexperience) or twitter (@afterglowexp).