Jeff taught teenagers in Alameda, California how to interview people for a group, documentary project supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
The project began in Spring 2014 and ended in June 2015, with the showcase screening for the final edited film, at the Alameda Free Library.
Here’s the link for the 20 minute documentary:
This link is the PDF for all the interviews conducted:
Uncut Interviews PDF File
This link features all of the individual interviews.
*Scroll down to middle of linked page: Uncut Interview Videos for Each Person
Jeff was a head instructor at the 10th Annual Cape May Filmmaking Camp in Cape May, NJ from June 25 – June 29, 2012. He taught a group of 4 students, ages 14 – 17 (two boys and two girls). Each student of the group was responsible for a hands-on, creative role in the short fiction film “All for You.” Prior to the camp, none of Jeff’s students had ever made a film.
Tom (bottom right) was editor, Josh (bottom left was cinematographer), Maddie (top left) was co-writer and narrator, and Kayla (top right) was co-writer and actress. All 4 teens co-directed the film.
Along with Hollywood screenwriter Joseph C. Stinson, Jeff also managed 12 other teens as they made short films with an experienced college graduate.
*** Below is a link to view the group’s film “All for You”, followed by photos.***
Below are images from Jeff’s film lesson on how to interview a person for a documentary, and images from the Teen Film Screening — held on August 13, 2012! Click smaller images to enlarge.
Toni, a retired New Jersey Transit bus driver — volunteered her time for the interview session. Her past experiences consist of many colorful tales, including traveling by sailboat through America, deep-sea ocean diving, adventures in bus driving, coping with a spinal cord disease that affects her ability to walk, and her eternal love for the arts.