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Media Training Movements

A place to connect and share ideas for those who offer training to a new generation of visual communicators.

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Latest Activity: Dec 4, 2013

The Beginning

On May 5, 2010, a handful of global leaders from four countries connected and shared their vision and kingdom focus. The seven organizations are represented below.

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Media Immersion School 1 Reply

Media Immersion School for Mission Operatives.  http://imm.edu Under AOG mission arm.  Serve missionary constituents and churches around the world. Expanding the field training.  Greatest need: training so people can do…Continue

Started by Clyde Taber. Last reply by Christopher Singh Sep 30, 2013.

Communication Resources International Training 3 Replies

Over the years I have conducted 1-3 week writing and media production workshops in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin and Burkino Faso. I have found this very…Continue

Started by DanH. Last reply by Biju Mathew Jul 30, 2012.

Global Short Film Network

Global Short Film Network does one week film training program in various places worldwide (Singapore, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New Zealand, India, Caribbean, Egypt, East Asia). Story structure, ministry context, pre, production including running a…Continue

Started by Clyde Taber May 5, 2010.

Veracity Film Academy

Veracity Film Academy (started in 2003) started out of large local church. Have had multiple cycles w/ high school students. Charlie went through Compass Academy. Have 1 week program, spiritual focus, 7 steps of story, the challenge and call of…Continue

Started by Clyde Taber May 5, 2010.

Epicenter Pictures

http://EpicenterPictures.com. Chloe was on a student led feature film a few years ago.  Great learning experience. Passion to connect students who love arts with…Continue

Started by Clyde Taber May 5, 2010.

Media Light

Media Light Training. http://www.medialightasia.com, 12 hours a day,10 weeks. The school is capped at 25 students, 6 nationalities; Phillipinos, American, Thai, India.Will make it harder next time to get…Continue

Started by Clyde Taber May 5, 2010.

Media Village

Media Village,  http://www.mediavillage.info   graham@mediavillage.info, 15 years, moving to new campus end of month, trained several hundred students from 50…Continue

Started by Clyde Taber May 5, 2010.

Center for Creative Media

Doug: Teen Mania / Center for Creative for Creatie Media. www.centerforcreativemedia.com  Doug spent 22 years in Hollywood.  Center started 7 years ago. Functioning production Co/studio, with…Continue

Started by Clyde Taber May 5, 2010.

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Comment by Clyde Taber on May 5, 2010 at 1:33pm
Here are the notes from our first huddle. Seven global innovators describe their work in the area of media training.Doug: Teen Mania / Center for Creative for Creatie Media. Doug spent 22 years in Hollywood. Center started 7 years ago. Functioning production Co/studio, with full-time staff and 2 year interns, 3 areas (producing/writing/directing, shooting/lighting/audio, animation/acting/production). Hands on. Want to produce alumni who can go anywhere, 75 alumni, 40 interns presently, make wide range of content (event material, tv cirriculum, DVDs, music video). Cost: $1500 / mo, $36k for 2 years (r&b, travel). 1 year: $850/month. Summer program: $2000. Workflow: HVX, bringing in Reds, some DSLR (D90, 7D), mostly Avid, some Final Cut (great if your self-contained).

Graham: Media Village, http://www.mediavillage.info graham@mediavillage.info, 15 years, moving to new campus end of month, trained several hundred students from 50 countries, producing for faith-based community. Just decided to not multiply more MV centers, but will create associate schools (e.g. helping Media Light launch), new campus will allow 80 live-in students. 3 month modules 1) discipleshi in media 2) video production 3) writing for mass media 4) 3D animation 5) radio 6) comunication (production, internship). Cost: staggered rates, $1500 for 3 months (including r&b, books, etc.). The school curriculum is strongly based on the idea that story is the basis of all visual communication. The course starts with an intensive training week on FCP - this grounds the students in the technical aspects of the programme, and their projects give them the opportunity to do visual story telling where the emphasis changes to the story within the frame.. Other subjects covered are:Pre prod/ production / post production. Lighting (3-point and mood lighting) Microphone techniques and sound acquisition. Creative journalling, Scripting for documentary and short stories. Interviewing styles and procedures. Advanced creative editing and SFX. understanding the power of music to evoke mood. Media as missions, Christian world view, Ethics in media and the responsibility to be God's story tellers to this generation
Students do four projects:1. Basic soft news piece : Goal to exhibit basic journalism, 2 column script, interviewing style and visual story telling. 2. PSA: Goal: a 30 sec Public Servant Announcment communicating a message for NGO or course. 3. Music Video: Goal to give an opportunity for creative editing and production. 4. Open documentary or story: 6 - 8 minutes

Chuck: Career missionary. Media Light Training. 12 hours a day,10 weeks. The school is capped at 25 students, 6 nationalities; Phillipinos, American, Thai, India.Will make it harder next time to get in. Have professionals come in for each part to teach Chuck's program has a strong spirituality and personal life management component (2.5 hrs a day). We are working on developing Christian communicators for the 10/40 window and want to see them strengthened in their core so they have something worth saying. We do quick passes (3 days) on Internet media, radio, and graphic arts. He covers on ground expenses for trainers and flights for a few. "I turn to people who have already done this." Media Village a big help. Week 1: Final Cut Pro. Week 2: Basic shots, handling equipment, lighting, Week 3: How to interview. Week 4: Shoot a documentary (Embedded in a tribe with faith stories to get their stories). Learn by doing is our motto. Students shoot a lot. 2 more months to do a project a week. 5 Mac laptops, $4k Sony cameras. Did one week training in Thai language,one in Phillipines. Several ministries sent staff to get the training so they can do their own content. Learning: We have learned that new students seem to be able to grasp camera work first. Phase II of our school's development is to take it on road for one month trainings in 10/40 Window nations. www.medialightasia.com (under construction this week). Cost is $2500 for 10 weeks.

Chloe: Epicenter - http://EpicenterPictures.com. On a student led feature film a few years ago. Great learning experience. Passion to connect students who love arts with authentic faith. 3 pilot projects (short films) w/ emphasis on peer mentorship. Doing 1 week training (directing, writing, editing, cinematography), then 1 week of production. Want to emphasize networking skills. On U of Denver campus. Want to bring in professionals. Work a lot in homeschool community. July 18-31, film festival at end. Camp Cost: $1800 (room, board, transporation included).

Charlie: Veracity Project (media for churches), Veracity Film Academy (started in 2003) started out of large local church. Have had multiple cycles w/ high school students. Charlie went through Compass Academy. Have 1 week program, spiritual focus, 7 steps of story, the challenge and call of filmmaking. Many realize they don't want to pursue film as a career, but some get the spark. This will then send them to another step. July 26-30. Cost: $499 includes books and equipment ($399 for early registration).

Michael: International Media Ministry / Media Immersion School for Mission Operatives. Under AOG mission arm. Serve missionary constituents and churches around the world. Expanding the field training. Greatest need: training so people can do work themselves, democritization of media. Short-term: take tools and teaching to locations where strategic media opportunties exist, they will bring a basic media package. Spend 1-2 weeks of training (script to screen approach) w/ emphasis in editing skills. Use Apple products. Go through 600 page book in week. Wide open opportunities: local TV begging for content (e.g. Bangladesh). Have gone to Romania, India, Bangladesh. Want to train trainers. Want to be able to see content for national tv, http://imm.edu

Scott: Global Short Film Network does one week film training program in various places worldwide (Singapore, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New Zealand, India, Caribbean, Egypt, East Asia). Story structure, ministry context, pre, production including running a set, and lighting/sound/camera, post, and finally small groups do in-camera shoots and present at the end. Chris.DeGarmo@uscm.org is main contact. We filmed their entire training last go-round to put in on DVD. Willing to make that available. GSFN hopes to cut the training to short segments, (VSN Online Visual Story Training would be interested.) Need to work on continued mentoring of these aspiring filmmakers. Getting better, but much more to do.
Comment by Tom Khazoyan on May 5, 2010 at 9:42pm
Cool stuff Clyde and All,

I just got out of a meeting with an indigenous leader from Brazil who is wanting to develop training for indigenous media creators to tell and record stories in the Amazon.

Lots of opportunities out there. Glad to see what everyone is doing.
Comment by Durand Robinson on May 14, 2010 at 12:22pm
This is exciting stuff. I've finished at Clear Media in Dublin, Ireland and am moving in three weeks to Denver. Never heard of EpicenterPictures before, but would be excited to continue mentoring young film makers.
Comment by Graham Vermooten on May 16, 2010 at 3:25pm
Hi Durand, I would love to talk to you, could you give me a No I can call you on. You could E-mail me on graham@mediavillage.info Thanks
Comment by Graham Vermooten on June 23, 2011 at 3:13am
Media Village has 27 students from 14 nations confirmed for the video school starting in July, with a few late inquiries. We are extending the school to 6 months this year to add more depth. Praise God!
Comment by Craig D. Forrest on November 25, 2011 at 1:40pm

Guess I am a media training movement of ONE. 

In 2012 I will be conducting single camera production workshops in DOMINICAN REP, the CONGO, INDIA, VENEZUELA & HONDURAS. Tentative locations include the BALKANS, GREECE, PUERTO RICO & PARAGUAY. Perhaps RUSSIA & UKRAINE. Am open to expanding these locations to instruct & inspire other groups in nearby regions or countries.

Just ask.

Comment by John Gaither on November 28, 2011 at 12:16pm

The Keynote Summer Project has a Film Track each summer. Here is a link to what the students have done in the past:

 

http://www.keynote.org/artists-and-film/

 

Our Film Track is best described as chance for students with limited to moderate experience in visual storytelling to grow spiritually through a "filmmaking 101" experience in the company of other artists.

Here is a link to next summer's Film Track:

 

http://www.keynote.org/join-us/sp/

http://www.keynote.org/sp/short-film/

 

It's a great opportunity for both aspiring filmmakers to find out if they have the stamina, raw talent and desire to go farther, and more advanced filmmakers to go farther while helping mentor those new to the journey.

Just wanted to add our opportunity to the mix here!

 

Comment by Bogdan Wrzesinski on January 5, 2013 at 12:55am
 

And the gospel must first be published among all nations. Mark 13:10

 

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Comment by Stephen L. Cadd on May 29, 2013 at 5:47am

At Sword Productions we've been doing training since 1995.  Our goal is to set up Christian-owed production companies that can produce at a competitive level to their local secular movie industry.   Our first major effort was in Mongolia.  They have gone on under Cherub Entertainment to produce 12 movie, their latest movie won best picture of the year in Mongolia.  The director I trained, Battulga Suvid, was recently give an medal of honor from the government for his contribution to the local movie industry.  We have also done major projects in Cambodia and Nepal with upcoming projects in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.  

We bring in professionals who donate their time and skill and teach young Christians how to do their jobs as we make the movie together.  We also bring in all of the equipment and leave it with the newly formed production company.  

We are based in Manila, Philippines.  Always looking for pros who want to plant their skills and experience into the next generation of Asian Christian leaders.  

Remember, for them it's not cross-cultural communication.  It's telling their own stories to their own people in their own language and culture.  

Comment by Stephen L. Cadd on August 12, 2013 at 3:56am

We finished a week of script workshop in Yangon, Myanmar July 28 - August 4. 17 students from 10 churches and ministries. 4 good stories.

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