Video is everywhere but effective storytelling is rare. How can people working for social change use video stories to connect to target audiences on an emotional level? How will your video story break through the sea of content and move people to awareness, to understanding, to action? This interactive workshop will focus on concepts and strategies for crafting videos that inspire social change through authentic, character-driven stories. Workshop attendees will be exposed to cutting-edge work and engage in critical discussions about what makes an effective video story. Attendees will have the opportunity to workshop story ideas and come away with their own storytelling strategies. All levels and backgrounds are welcome. (7 hours/All Levels)
Taught by Catherine Orr, a documentary journalist specializing in visual storytelling, and Elena Rue is a multimedia storyteller who uses the camera as a tool for exploration and learning.