2016 schedule

This is our schedule as of  1 June 2016. Please check here for updates.

MONDAY JUNE 27, 2016

 Session 1: Multi-media approaches to Story

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

A look at the art, craft and fundamentals of storytelling and its importance to our lives and communities. Learn how to come up with story ideas, research the idea, define your audience and construct outlines, treatments and shooting scripts. Both linear and interactive storytelling will be covered.

Session 2: Pitch Your Story/ Knowledge Mobilization

10:45 – noon

Find out why research knowledge and experiential wisdom are worth sharing. Learn about two ways in which new media is changing the ways and means that knowledge is exchanged to the benefit of individuals, communities and the society at large, at national and global levels.

Session 3: Working with images – capturing digitizing and animating graphics and images

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Digitizing photographs and documents can be a great way to share your story. Learn best practices and how to manage what you have digitized.

Learn how to manipulate or enhance photographs or digitized images using open source software. We will discuss basic concepts of graphic design, the use of fonts.

Session 4: Building Audience | Distribution | Social Change using a website & social media

3:00 – 5pm

Share your vision with your community as it evolves, and increase the effectiveness of your finished project.

Learn how to create a free and simple website and use it in conjunction with social media to include community members in research, development, funding and distribution. Strategize with others to create social change and solidarity around specific issues, concerns, places, and passions…


 Session 5: Community engagement for Knowledge mobilization

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Participants will have the opportunity to present their research/ story ideas and receive feedback from the mentors. Find out about writing proposals, treatment writing and preparation, working with a crew and filming ethically.

Session 6: Telling stories through animation

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Focus on stop motion animation using puppets or still images.


Session 7: camera operation and esthetics

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Using your smart phone, go-pro or a professional HD camera, learn how to film a sequence and an interview. We will discuss working with natural light, visual language and esthetics.

Session 8: Sound

3:00 – 5pm

Sound is often the weakest link in media productions. Learn basic sound recording techniques and how to maximize the quality of your sound recordings. We will also discuss sound design and music.


Session 9: Multi-media production:

9:00 – 10:30

Learn how to break a script down, produce an extremely detailed schedule and identify locations, work with crew. What software programs are available to help plan and execute your multi-media production? How do you budget your time and resources?

Session 10: team Production meetings

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Equipment preparation; pre-production scheduling, location scouting.

Multi-media Production Day 1

1pm – 5pm

4-5 teams will spend half a day filming or capturing creative elements for their mini-doc or multi-media production.


Multi-media Production Day 2

9am – 4pm

Production continues with in house support for editing and post-production.

Post -production planning


Editing strategies to condense and structure your story so it has a beginning middle and end.

We will also go over the do’s and don’t of preparing media for the web.