Creating Compelling Videos
Until recently, you had to be a movie or news producer to create and tell a story to a wide audience using multi-media. And it cost a bundle! But today, all this can be done simply, cheaply and easily. And this workshop will show you how!
TELL STORIES through the power of short, digital movies you create. Learn photography, videography, storytelling and technical/software skills from someone who has taught these skills worldwide. Showcase a great cause, organization, or business venture. Learn how to give new voice to family memories. Learn to turn your stories into powerful, authentic videos and share with family, friends, the world!
In this 5 week workshop participants will:
- Learn the 7 key elements for crafting powerful stories
- Learn the 5 most important qualities for capturing great video clips
- Learn the 8 essential ingredients to ensure good photographs
- Practice techniques to capture quality sound using simple tools and ensuring the right environment
- Learn the basic techniques for interviewing and capturing a compelling story narrative
- Learn and practice how to use computer software to combine Video, Photography, Interviews and Sound into a story you create!
By the end of this 5 week workshop series, you will have created your own short video movie that tells a story you care about!
Dates: Thursdays, 7-9pm. Feb 23-Mar 29. (Except Mar 8) Phinney Ridge Community Center, Seattle
Cost: $295, which includes software we will give you at no additional cost! (Adobe Premiere Elements 9)
Requirements: Bring a laptop to 3 classes (PC or Mac). (Contact me if you need a laptop to borrow, I have a limited number on hand).
No previous experience necessary, just a basic understanding of typing on a computer.
About the Trainer, Greg Tuke.
" I see how powerful these stories can be and love showing people how to create them for both personal use as well as combining them with other social media tools. I consult with education groups here in the northwest and with education organizations and universities internationally to powerfully connect youth activists globally through exchanges of youth-produced videos and live video conferences. These live, on-line exchanges seek to build cross-cultural understanding and promote positive social change.
Over the past ten years, I have taught digital story telling to adults and students throughout the world, from Iraq and India, to South Africa and Guatemala". (Register up now, as space will be limited to ensure we can tailor the course to your needs).
Because this is a new terrain for many of us, I am often asked to show some examples of a range of video stories, for personal and professional use. We will view and critique these and more throughout the workshop... This social action video on exploited youth farm labor was produced by university students at Duke University. Others below...