Register Now for Community Driven Media Making: An Online Workshop with the Vermont Folklife Center

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Join the Vermont Folklife Center for a two-week online workshop focusing on using digital media and community interviewing as tools for social engagement and change starting October 31, 2022.

What impact does sharing a documentary audio story, oral history, or other multimedia have on the people or communities represented within that medium? With a specific focus on audio-production, this two-week online course will focus on pertinent questions and ideas regarding media making and their place in communities.

Over the course of two weeks participants will conduct a virtual oral history interview as part of an active VT Folklife community research project and work from that interview recording to edit and complete a polished, digital audio story. Independent lab time to work on crafting audio stories with feedback from instructors is included in the course hours. Along the way, following topics will be discussed:

•       Informed consent

•       Release forms

•       Ethics of representation

•       Archiving and media storage

•       Creative strategies for community engagement through media making

The workshop is offered Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00-5:30pm EST, October 31 + November 3, and November 7 + 10, and requires 5 hours of independent lab time.

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