Spotlight On…Maddy and Luc

I definitely want to push myself towards more challenges involving Medfield TV in the future!

Maddy and Luc Tetrault both attend Thomas Blake Middle School. In February of 2023, they were students in Medfield TV’s first ever Youth Media Program, “Healthy Lifestyles Through Storytelling,” and our second, “Self-Care Through Video Editing.” Our Youth Media Programs take place during school breaks and are designed and taught by our staff of video production professionals to middle-schoolers who are interested in learning about media production.

Before participating in the program, Luc had no experience in media production, and Maddy used the mobile video-editing app, CapCut. Through the Youth Media Program, they learned the basics of film and television writing, how to use filmmaking equipment such as cameras and microphones, and were introduced to professional video editing software. Luc said his favorite thing about attending these classes was getting “to see all of the behind the scenes and learning a lot of cool stuff” about the filmmaking process. Maddy said she built a “little community” of friends here at Medfield TV, all of whom share a common interest in media production. During class, Maddy was inquisitive about advanced video editing techniques. She added she implements the skills she’s learned into the videos she creates to this day.

In October of this year, Medfield TV held our first annual Scarecrow Spooktacular fundraiser. Maddy and Luc were kind enough to volunteer their time and helped us make it a huge success. Luc operated one of the cameras at the event. He recorded three performances, a halloween costume contest, and the announcement of the winners of our scarecrow contest. It was a long day of hard work that he described as “one of the best experiences ever.” Maddy volunteered as Stage Crew for the event and helped decorate Baxter Park – including the stage and the event’s information booth. She also helped direct the participants of the costume contest. She said she volunteered her time with her brother and friends from the Youth Media Program so she “could create more memories with the community.”

Going forward Luc and Maddy said they would love to volunteer and take more classes with us at Medfield TV. Luc said “It was so fun to learn all the fun things that I did, and I would love to learn more,” while Maddy added she’ll “never forget” her experience of writing, shooting, and acting in a PSA for Medfield Outreach.

In the coming year Medfield TV aims to reach more young people with burgeoning interests in media production. Since his experiences with Medfield TV, Luc has taken interest in the technical side of media production. He said Medfield TV “was a very fun experience, and it inspired me to join the theater at my school.” Maddy, on the other hand, said she wants “to push (herself) towards more challenges” in regard to her own video editing projects.

Your donations during our Year-End-Giving campaign will allow Medfield TV to begin upgrading our equipment and expand our educational programs, including our Youth Media Programs. By doing so, we will increase our capacity to educate more young people just like Maddy and Luc who have interests in all aspects of media production. Please consider supporting Medfield TV by clicking the “Support Us” button at the top of this page.