“This is precisely the kind of project John Lennon would have loved.”said Yoko Ono Lennon about an innovative educational programme that has been running for 17 years in the USA and is designed to develop creativity in young people.
"The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production
facility, dedicated to providing young people with
tours of the studios and participation in free songwriting and
multimedia production workshops. With the assistance of three on-board
engineers, students learn how to write, perform, record, and produce
original songs, produce and shoot music videos and documentaries and
complete a broadcast quality music video – all in one day!
The program works
together with local partners to create free events for middle, high
school, and college age students to tour the bus, and participate in the
production of music, video and digital photography projects reflective
of their ideas and concerns, regardless of their levels of expertise.
The Bus travels the country visiting schools, musical and technology
conferences and events, and partners with newspapers and other media to
host Battles of the Bands with the national winner selected online. With the NewTek TriCaster 855 and TodoCast-provided satellite system
onboard, the Bus is able to produce live multicamera video productions
streamed to the web in real-time. All projects created on board are
available for viewing on lennonbus.org, YouTube, and Facebook." (http://www.lennonbus.org/about_the_bus)
You can take the tour yourselves below. Enjoy!