Helki Frantzen Camerawoman & Filmmaker
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They Can Have Their Cake

Stop motion animation made with students at Arts & Services for Disabled.

2012

The Juvenile Justice System - Excerpt

A documentary project about the juvenile justice system in New York City, produced in collaboration with NYC Parks Department and a group of high school students in Brooklyn. Over the course of a summer, students interviewed various experts about how the juvenile system works and how it could work better. Students translated what they learned into dramatic skits, illustrations and animations, to create a guide to the system.

2010 

Keep Your Head Up

A music video made in collaboration with hip hop musician and educator, Chen-Lo, and a group of students at the St John's Recreation Center, Brooklyn. 

2009

Over The Top

A film written and produced by RECYouth students in my video production workshops at St. John's Recreation Center, Brooklyn.

2009

What the Cell?

This documentary explores the infrastructure and politics of cell phone networks in NYC, made in collaboration with the Center for Urban Pedagogy and a group of high school students at St John's Recreation Center, Brooklyn. As a teaching artist, I led the students through the Urban Investigation, which involved conducting and filming interviews with various experts, from Verizon engineers to media activists and scholars. We then creatively communicated what we learned by making an educational documentary which included humorous designs and skits, produced by the students.  

For more info on this project, see here.

2011

Credit: Editor, Camera, Teaching Artist

The Internet is Serious Business

This documentary explores the infrastructure and politics of the internet in NYC, made in collaboration with the Center for Urban Pedagogy and a group of high school students in NYC. As a teaching artist, I led the students through the Urban Investigation, which involved conducting and filming interviews with various experts, from Verizon engineers to law professors. We then creatively communicated what we learned by making an educational documentary which included humorous designs, animations and skits, produced by the students.  

For more information, see here.

2008

Credit: Co-editor, Teaching Artist, Camera

They Can Have Their Cake

Stop motion animation made with students at Arts & Services for Disabled.

2012

The Juvenile Justice System - Excerpt

A documentary project about the juvenile justice system in New York City, produced in collaboration with NYC Parks Department and a group of high school students in Brooklyn. Over the course of a summer, students interviewed various experts about how the juvenile system works and how it could work better. Students translated what they learned into dramatic skits, illustrations and animations, to create a guide to the system.

2010 

Keep Your Head Up

A music video made in collaboration with hip hop musician and educator, Chen-Lo, and a group of students at the St John's Recreation Center, Brooklyn. 

2009

Over The Top

A film written and produced by RECYouth students in my video production workshops at St. John's Recreation Center, Brooklyn.

2009

What the Cell?

This documentary explores the infrastructure and politics of cell phone networks in NYC, made in collaboration with the Center for Urban Pedagogy and a group of high school students at St John's Recreation Center, Brooklyn. As a teaching artist, I led the students through the Urban Investigation, which involved conducting and filming interviews with various experts, from Verizon engineers to media activists and scholars. We then creatively communicated what we learned by making an educational documentary which included humorous designs and skits, produced by the students.  

For more info on this project, see here.

2011

Credit: Editor, Camera, Teaching Artist

The Internet is Serious Business

This documentary explores the infrastructure and politics of the internet in NYC, made in collaboration with the Center for Urban Pedagogy and a group of high school students in NYC. As a teaching artist, I led the students through the Urban Investigation, which involved conducting and filming interviews with various experts, from Verizon engineers to law professors. We then creatively communicated what we learned by making an educational documentary which included humorous designs, animations and skits, produced by the students.  

For more information, see here.

2008

Credit: Co-editor, Teaching Artist, Camera

They Can Have Their Cake
The Juvenile Justice System - Excerpt
Keep Your Head Up
Over The Top
What the Cell?
The Internet is Serious Business