“My name is Christian, and I’m 19. This is my Loop Dreams story. My parents are originally from Colombia, but I was raised in East Boston. Most of my friends are from the Port Neighborhood. Living in the city can be hard. I’ve seen a lot of crazy things happen. But music has always been there for me. Music is my passion. It’s my air. I even learned on my own how to use fruity loops (software) to make beats, but I have never had the mentorship to take my creativity to the next level, like making it into a career. I believe that is what Loop Dreams is preparing me for now. The things that Matt and Chris are teaching me are building up my confidence in myself. At this point, I can’t wait to get to my internship! I’m excited for my future and excited to continue learning with The Loop Lab”
For their midterm project, each trainee was told to create an original audio project with no restrictions on what their content could be.
Christian Melguizo’s final film project made in collaboration with Audible about gentrification in The Port Neighborhood in Cambridge, Mass.
“A look into the Cambridge, MA Mayor's Arts Task Force,” videos, 2019: Features on the important work the task force provides for the community. Video filmed and edited by The Loop Lab trainees.