Digital Bootcamp

In 2013, DTE, in collaboration with Red Hook Initiative, the South Brooklyn Community High School, and Good Shepherd Services launched a summer Digital Boot Camp to provide Red Hook teens and young adults with 80 hours of rigorous instruction in digital media production, culminating in the creation of promotional videos for local businesses and social service organizations.

Digital Boot Camp in the classroom

With help from media teaching artists Jon Mayer and Javale Jean-Pierre, along with Red Hook Initiative Technology Instructor Jaebi Bussey, Digital Boot Camp 2016 launched in July at South Brooklyn Community High School. Students are shooting promo videos for several Red Hook businesses.

Digital Boot Camp in Red Hook

DBC 2016 final films will be screened at Cobble Hill Cinemas on Thursday, August 4 at 10:00am, followed by a light reception at DTE. A bus will be provided for transportation to the theatre. Pickup is 9:15am at South Brooklyn Community High School located at 173 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Maria Soriano, at: (718) 643-6790 x 112 or

DTE’s In Transition: Media program consists of in-school digital media residencies at NYC high schools as well as community-based media programs. All participants earn hourly wages for their participation in the program, made possible by the Red Hook Initiative and the South Brooklyn Community High School’s Learning to Work program.

Check out our behind-the-scenes photos and videos!