Rashid Howell

23 – Albany, NY

What Are You Most Passionate About?

Creativity and expression through art. We are in an age where access to creativity in public schools is being slowly diminished.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

I would have to pick my oldest brother Dean because he’s the person in my life who’s taught me the most about the meaning of the word family and being a good person.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

The busy streets of New York City. Hearing the liveliness, the essence of the people and the streets is very rejuvenating and artistic to me.

What Project would a laptop help you with?

Youth FX is a film program for youth ranging from 9-21 years old, that focuses on visual storytelling, artistic expression and performance. Students create digital video projects in various genres, including documentary, narrative short fiction and public service announcements. They work with experienced media instructors, filmmakers and artists (like myself) to learn the various aspects of digital video production such as cinematography, editing, sound, and lighting.

How Would A Laptop Help You?

We are currently in need of laptops to lend out to students so that they can edit their videos.

What do you love about this project?

That it is a fun way for young people to be creative with their peers, as well as an introduction and immersion into a potential career path.

What Languages do you speak?

English

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?

Mac