A Community Starts to Heal

After the devastating wildfire in Paradise, California, a group of students came together to lift up the community with an original song, videos, and photos. Above: Ava Fierro and Tori Mackay’s song about yearning to leave their small town has taken on new meaning as an anthem of strength. Below: Ava and Tori embrace in the rubble of Tori’s grandfather’s house; students working on their projects in support of Paradise; community members at the town’s scenic overlook, placing locks on the fence to share messages of hope.

 

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See how students from the local community brought some comfort and hope to Paradise.

Losing your hometown. It’s hard to imagine. Let Paradise know you’re with them.
Post a message of support for the Paradise community. We’re collecting messages on this page. To be included, just post on Instagram or Twitter and tag it with #withyouparadise.
 

Make something for your hometown.
Now that you’re all inspired, think about what your own community needs. Will you draw attention to an important cause? Connect people around a mutual need? Celebrate a story your community can be proud of? There are so many ways to make a difference. Here’s some help with getting started.
How to edit videos with Adobe Premiere Rush
Make videos, websites, and graphics with Adobe Spark
Restoring photos, renewing hope
 

Never stop creating. Keep on making a difference.
We’re always looking for great student work to showcase here on Make It. Share your work with us by tagging it with adobestudents on Behance and we might do a story on you next!
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#WITHYOUPARADISE
Check out all the posts from people sending love to the Paradise community.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

STUDENTS AND FACULTY Photo Montage
Music Photographer — Sean Brown
Music and lyrics by Tori Mackay and Ava Fierro Photographer — Alex Carver
Performed by Tori Mackay and Ava Fierro Photographer — Ciera Green
Engineered and produced by Michael Peck Photographer — Ethan Bechtold
Mixed by Dave Elke Lead Editor — Alex Carver
  Editor — Ciera Green
Music Video  
Director of Photography — Sarah Hall Event Video
Camera Operator — Jordan O’Neal Camera Operator — Eric Vue
Camera Operator — Ethan Bechtold Camera Operator — Donovan Freer
Drone Pilot — Sarah Hall Lead Editor — Donovan Freer
Drone Pilot — Michael Peck  
Lead Editor — Ethan Bechtold EVENT MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF
Editor — Sarah Hall Paradise Unified School District
Graphic Designer/Grip — Diego San Paolo Chico Unified School District
  PV House of BLUE
Documentary Tom DiGiovanni
Director of Photography — DJ Merrill Sunday Iris
Camera Operator — Luke Hazelton Sue Reed from Bootleg Chico
Grip — Diego San Paolo Chico Stage Lighting
Audio — Kyle Johnson Tender Loving Coffee
Interviewer — Ciera Green North Valley Community Foundation
Lead Editor — DJ Merrill All Star Rents
Editor — Kyle Johnson In Tents Events
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