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Story Creation Through Film in a Time of Crisis
Start Date: 7/20/2020Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 7/20/2020End Time: 4:00 PM

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In the current era of multiple converging crises impacting our society, friends, families and communities, it is clearly critical for social change advocates to find ways to ‘get the word out’ more effectively on how best to respond, building toward a more just and sustainable society. The current coronavirus pandemic puts additional restrictions on the potential mediums of response, as physical distancing is encouraged and more and more people move to online modes of communication.

Film-based storytelling is uniquely positioned to communicate the current crises and potential responses, and can reach large audiences who are already presently engaging online.

This online workshop will focus on filmmaking approaches that can be applied in the current situation, providing participants with the opportunity to develop their own powerful short film story to share. This will include a practical exploration of core strategies for film pre-production (concept / story development), production (shooting the film) and post production (editing, polishing and distribution).

The workshop aims to give participants an in-depth understanding of creating a strong short film from start to finish that speaks to the issues of concern to you and your community, connects emotionally with your viewers, and helps move your target audience to action.

Who is this for? Anyone interested in using film as a mode of knowledge mobilization for community-based work, providing you have permission to share it.

Ideally, please have a story in mind, but this is not required.

Kai Reimer-Watts

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