Videography

“Mariachi Stories of Boyle Heights”

Spring 2016 | Boyle Heights, CA.

Filmed by Rosa Castañeda and students in Rosa Castañeda’s Video Production Class at College Track Boyle Heights.
Instructor, Producer, Editor: Rosa Angelica Castaneda

Mariachi Stories documents stories of the Mariachis at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. Being the only Mariachi Plaza in the nation, Boyle Heights is unique in housing Mariachis and Mariachi Music from Mexico. Their mere presence serves to create a space of belonging, joy and cultural pride in a predominantly Latino community. Mariachi Stories showcases the diversity of narratives, the way people came to Mariachi music and their motives to continue its practice, especially on this side of the border.


“Dreaming Beyond: First Graduating Class of College Track Boyle Heights”

 

Spring 2016 | Boyle Heights, CA.

Filmed by students in Rosa Castañeda’s Video Production Class at College Track Boyle Heights.
Instructor, Producer, Editor: Rosa Angelica Castaneda

Being first to graduate in your family is an accomplishment to feel proud of, but one that comes with many challenges. Roosevelt High School students in the first graduating class of College Track Boyle Heights share their testimonies, their challenges, joy, and memories going through the College Track program. They share their personal experiences being on a path to college graduation. This project proves that individuals in the Latino community are not just statistics; they are hard working individuals who are conscious of who they are, where they come from and where they are going.

 


“Dreams Above All”

September-December 2015 | Boyle Heights, CA.

Filmed by students in the Video Production Class at College Track Boyle Heights.
Instructor, Producer, Editor: Rosa Angelica Castaneda
Students in the Video Production Class in College Track Boyle Heights learned the fundamentals of filmmaking as a tool to tell the stories of who they are and where they come from as way to empower ownership within themselves. 

“Danzantes Unidos Returns to Los Angeles”

October 2015 | Los Angeles, CA.
Filmed by Rosa Castaneda and Antonio Sarabia
Edited by Antonio Sarabia
The announcement of Danzantes Unidos Festival returning to Los Angeles in 2016

 


 

“Composing With Feeling”

December 2012 | Los Angeles, CA.
Videographer, Editor, Producer: Rosa Angelica Castaneda
Isaac Castañeda is a self-taught musician. At four years old he began to play piano. In a short amount of time he began to play anything that he heard. At the age of 12, he began to compose on the piano. Currently, he plays the piano, cello, guitar, marimba, flute and drums. His dream is to study music to inspire others with his own perspective within the world of this acoustic art. 

“MAP Students Speak”

January 2013 | San Jose, CA.
Client: CreaTV San Jose
Videographer, Editor, Producer: Rosa Angelica Castaneda
Premiered at CreaTV San Jose’s CreaTiVe Awards 2012
The impact on the students involved in the Media Access Project at CreaTV San Jose

“CreaTV San Jose Youth Programs”

January 2013 | San Jose, CA.
Client: CreaTV San Jose
Videographer, Editor, Producer: Rosa Angelica Castaneda
Premiered at CreaTV San Jose’s CreaTiVe Awards 2013
The impact on the students involved in the Media Access Project at CreaTV San Jose, Adobe Youth Voices, Youth Empowering the Streets, Film Arts Academy and the Xilinx Educational Ecosystem.

“Youth Homelessness”

November 2013 | San Jose, CA.
CreaTV San Jose, and City of San Jose’s Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force
Producers: Suzanne St. John-Crane, Rosa Angelica Castañeda, Juan Jose Serna
The series received the WAVE Award by the Alliance for Community Media for Youth Programs in 2014.
Features stories on youth homelessness in San Jose and the diversity of situations that drive youth to an unstable life.

“Littering”

March 2013 | San Jose, CA.
Client: CreaTV San Jose, Xilinx Educational Ecosystem
Film Instructor: Rosa Angelica Castañeda
Videographers, Editors and Producers: Branham High School Students
Branham High School Students bring awareness to the littering issue at their school. Student and teacher perspectives at Branham bring up further things to consider and take into consideration about the littering issue.

 

“Scarcity of Latinas in Leadership”

June 2013 | San Jose, CA.
Client: Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley
Film Instructor and Consultant for the ELLA Program: Rosa Angelica Castañeda
Videographers, Editors and Producers: Gladys Eng, Sarah Gonzalez y Laura Torres
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