This workshop is tailored to the needs of non-profit and community organizations.
Your participants, donors and volunteers serve as your nonprofit’s most important ambassadors; each one has a compelling story to tell that highlights your organization’s value.
Storytelling is a powerful tool for the documentation of voices, memories and histories. It can also be a catalyst for activism and social change. In this workshop we will explore the ethics and techniques of oral history, ethnography, and storytelling as activist research methodologies.
Join Vermont Folklife Center and Shelburne Farms for a deep dive into tools and techniques for digital storytelling to engage students and communities in sustainability.
Do you have an interview project in mind but don’t quite know where to begin or how to proceed? The Vermont Folklife Center is hosting a day-long workshop, Oral History: An Introduction, that can help you move your project forward. Join us on Friday, April 20, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury.
The near-ubiquitous smartphone has so simplified the acts of taking photographs and shooting video that many of us carry the power of a documentary filmmaker literally in our pockets. How can we best use the technology we already have at our fingertips to film and produce our own documentaries?
Intended for students, community members, staff members of non-profit cultural, community and social-service agencies, as well as professional researchers interested in learning more about audio recording options, this class will provide a basic introduction to the use of contemporary digital audio recording equipment in the context of ethnographic and oral history interviews.
At the Vermont History Museum, Montpelier, VT, Dawn Andrews will speak about family storytelling and humor in early 20th century central Vermont, and how family culture can persist through generations.
The full-day workshop will cover proposal writing, producing a trailer or sizzle reel, planning your production, and some basics on visual storytelling. Come with a pre-planned project or story, or feel free learn the basics and find your story out in the world after the workshop.
Learn the ins-and-outs of making comics from primary source historical materials. Sponsored by UVM Special Collections and presented as a part of the Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium. Taught by NH cartoonist, Marek Bennett.
Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters is a retrospective of Ethan Hubbard’s documentary work and his life living alongside the people of north central Vermont.
Audio is a powerful medium for capturing human experience and human expression.
19th ANNUAL CALAIS CONCERT
" Songs of Salty Seas, Romance & Revolution"
FEATURING ANNA and ELIZABETH
SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017 at 4:00pm
The collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle spans worlds — between their homes in Brooklyn and rural Virginia -- between deep study of mountain ballads with old masters and explorations into the avant garde — between music, performance, and visual art.
Six years deep into their work together, they have spent the past year visiting traditional music archives in their home states of Vermont and Virginia, working that raw material at residencies, and are in the midst of a new cycle of work together, including a third studio album; a multimedia stage show incorporating movement, illustration, storytelling and music; a pair of dance films; and a series of quilted illustrations called “crankies."
Singer Deb Flanders, multi-instrumentalist folk musician Pete Sutherland, fiddler Oliver Scanlon, cellist John Dunlop and violinist Laura Markowitz will join them in a memorable afternoon of music making.
Concert held at the Old West Church in Calais, VT. General Admission at the door: $15- a portion of the proceeds benefit the Vermont Folklife Center.
Details: 802-233-1015 or visit Deb's website!
Registration is now open for our 2017 Discovering Community Summer Institute for educators, which will be held June 26-29. Get more information or register.
Media-making can be a powerful tool for exploring subject-area content, for student self-expression and engagement, and for relationship-building within the community. Additionally, collaborative community-based media projects have students practice the interpersonal and technical skills that will continue to be relevant to their lives and work in the future.
The Education for Sustainability Winter Immersion focuses the intersection of education for sustainability (EFS) and ethnography; exploring ways to engage students in meaningful learning that results in improved quality of life in communities.
Join us for an exhibit reception and film screening in conjunction with the exhibition, Amazing GRACE. The program will include remarks from members of the GRACE organization—as well as a screening of the short 1988 documentary film, Roland Rochette: A Retrospective, which profiles one of the exhibit artists.
The MAC Center for the Arts in Newport, VT, will host an opening for “Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine,” on November 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., 158 Main Street, Newport.
Amazing GRACE celebrates the works of more than twenty-five current and past artists supported through the Grass Roots Art and Community Effort’s (GRACE) hundreds of annual workshops in nursing homes, adult day centers, mental health agencies, and on-site at GRACE’s Old Firehouse facility in Hardwick, Vermont.
A thorough introduction to the fundamentals of digital audio, types of common field-recording microphones, and the use of digital audio recorders.