In this 2 day workshop participants learned about photography essentials such as copyright, composition, angles, perspective, focus, exposure. This workshop took photography one step further to teach participants to tell a story with photographs, what when and how to capture a key moment in the story that is personal to their lives. The group discussed different elements of a story and use storyboarding to plan their shoot. Once they captured their images they wrote and recorded narration and sound fx. After the workshop the stories produced were screened for an audience as part of the YK Film Festival roadtour. After which the group engages in constructive criticism and feedback. The lead instructor Jessie Curell had support from local photographers and the project coordinator Janna Graham with assistance and resources from WAMP staff.
Lead Instructor: Jessie Curell http://www.handsonmediaeducation.com
Similar workshops have been done as a means of expression on serious topics and engage at risk youth or adults in the justice system. This workshop allowed participants to explore the stories in their community and their lives in order to find meaning or resolution. It also gave participants a means to develop digital communication skills to share their insights and ideas in cross-curricular activities an d learn how digital literacy applies to the modern workforce.
This free workshop was in the following communities.
Kaw Tay Whee School, Dettah: February 16-17th, 2017
Mezi Community School, Whati: February 19-20th, 2017
East Three Secondary School, Inuvik: February 23-24th, 2017
Dene Ts’illi Bush Camp, Deline: February 27-28th, 2017
Bompass Elementary School, Fort Simpson: March 8-9th, 2017
Fort Smith: TBD