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To help keep ourselves and the community safe and healthy during the COVID 19 pandemic we are all spending more time at home than usual.  Sure, there is always Netflix but to get out of the rut of the couch and mindless TV we are bringing you videos of local young people who spending this time in isolation differently.

Through Isolation Creations we will be showcasing young people  who are spending their time getting creative, learning, connecting and trying something new.

Sami and Natana - Self Love in Social Isolation (Part 1 of 5)

 Sami ‘Obama’ Weleda’abgzi is an actor and director, performing in feature films, short films, web series and theatre. Sami hopes to diversify Australia’s artistic landscape, by inspiring the next generation who might not see many culturally diverse actors like him on stage and screen.

In this first video in the series, Sami and housemate Natana talk through some coping strategies and how to be kind to yourself in these tough times of social isolation, and staying at home.

See more from Sami at his Youtube channel – Sami Obamaa Studios

 

Sami and Natana - Self Love in Social Isolation (Part 2 of 5)

In second video in the series, Sami and housemate Natana talk through their rituals and routines, and how to be kind to yourself while staying at home.

 

Sami and Natana - Self Love in Social Isolation (Part 3 of 5)

In the third video of the Self Love series, Sami and housemate Natana talk about using this time at home to get out of your comfort zone and experience new things. The chat about new ways to connect with like-minded people online, and tools for learning new skills.

 

Sami and Natana - Self Love in Social Isolation (Part 4 of 5)

In this video, Sami and housemate Natana talk fun and different activities you can do at home that bring you joy. They chat about how to have fun, be silly and enjoy the process rather than stressing about what you need to achieve.

Sami and Natana - Self Love in Social Isolation (Part 5 of 5)

In this final video, Sami and housemate Natana chat about how to can use this time to examine to your belief system and challenge some of those views that may not have a place in your life anymore.


Sam Stevens - Embroidery Workshop (Part 1 of 2)

Sam Stevens (they/them) is an artist and writer. They often combine disciplines to create tactile embroidered, etched or painted poetry. Their work has been exhibited in Brunswick Street Gallery, No Vacancy Gallery, and Phoenix Youth Centre among others, as well as in print in F*EMSZINE

In this video Sam, demonstrate how to transfer a design to fabric, and demonstrate some basic stitching techniques, along with some more advanced stitches for those who want to extend their knowledge. Follow Sam on Instagram @thesuddenspoon, or through their website samstevens.com.au (soon to launch).

 

Sam Stevens - Embroidery Workshop (Part 2 of 2)

In this second part of the Embroidery Workshop, Sam demonstrates how to compose a fabric hanging, using the embroidery prepared during the first video. They will demonstrate with both hand sewing and sewing machine alternatives.

 


Lena Lopez - Watercolours Workshop (Cactus)

Lena is a 23 year old French teacher, dipping her toes in her career. Due to all of the spare time, she has been able to channel her creative side which helps to tune out what’s going on around and brings a sense of peace. In this video, Lena shows us how to use watercolours to create small and simple prints

 

Lena Lopez - Watercolours Workshop (Sunflowers)

In this video, Lena shows us how to use watercolours to create small and simple prints.

Lena Lopez - Watercolours Workshop (Vases)

In this video, Lena shows us how to use watercolours to create small and simple prints.


Julia - Cooking at Home, Galaktoboureko (Moon Cake)

 Julia, a self-confessed "terrible cook" has been challenging herself to whip up some delicious treats at home during this time of social distancing. In this video she takes us through the process of making the traditional Greek dessert, Galaktoboureko (also known as Moon Cake).


SYN Media, 'How to make a podcast remotely' (Part One)

SYN Media is a media organisation run by a community of young people that provides broadcasting and training opportunities for young Australians.

In this four-part video series, Rebecca Maakasa and Hayley Foster from SYN will take you through the process of making a podcast from home.

In part one of the series, Bec and Hayley talk about what makes a good podcast and help you to pick a topic for your podcast.

SYN Media believe young people should be creators, not just consumers of media. You can hear more from them on the radio in Melbourne on 90.7 FM, or catch their TV show on Channel 31. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube

 


SYN Media, 'How to make a podcast remotely' (Part Two)

In the second part of the series, Bec and Hayley talk about the production of a podcast and what you need to consider and plan before you hit record




SYN Media, 'How to make a podcast remotely' (Part Three)

In part three of the four-part series, Bec and Hayley talk about how to record from home, from the equipment you will need to the techniques and software that will make you sound professional!

 


SYN Media, 'How to make a podcast remotely' (Part Four)

In the final, part four of the series, Bec and Hayley talk about the editing process and how to source sounds to finalise your podcast audio for release.