Change Makers Community Storytelling Program

Published on 26 July 2021

Change Makers Community Storytelling Program

Change Makers 2021 is an opportunity for community environment groups to share their story. The program involves a 6-week course where participants will learn to build their narrative, plan shoot and edit a short film on a smart phone and share their story digitally.

The program will culminate with an exhibition launch event at Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub which will celebrate our Environmental Volunteers and the stories they tell.

A 2-week exhibition will allow the public to view these stories and find out how to join their local environment group.

Important dates

  • Applications close 12 August 2021
  • Course begins 24 August 2021
  • Film launch night is 21 October 2021

What you will do in the course

  • The course is divided into four modules: FIND, MAKE, EDIT and SHARE.
  • Each week, you'll attend a 1-hour webinar to guide you through the storytelling journey.
  • You will also have access to the Stories for Impact Online learning portal, with video tutorials, frameworks and examples to guide you through the filmmaking process.
  • You will receive written feedback from the expert team at Digital Storytellers.

What you will create and learn

  • A polished, original story about your project or organisation which will be screened at the Change Makers Film Launch at the Ivanhoe Cultural Hub on 21 October.
  • Tools and frameworks to craft, produce, edit and share powerful stories which touch hearts, shift minds and spark audiences to action.
  • Techniques for capturing high-quality interviews, pieces to camera and other footage with smartphones and affordable technology.
  • A professional quality microphone, for shooting with your smartphone.
  • Access to a professional editing program.
  • Connection with a community of sustainability organisations in your area.
  • 12-months access to the program materials.

Apply to the program by 12 August 2021

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