The Vermont Folklife Center’s "Discovering Community Summer Institute" brings together educators from across the state for a four-day intensive exploring digital storytelling, media making, ethnography and community based research. August 12-15, 2019 at The Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, VT.
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.
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.
Join NH teaching artist Marek Bennett's COMICS WORKSHOP for this hands-on non-fiction comics lab featuring materials from the Vermont Folklife Center and Vermont Historical Soceity or materials you bring along.
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 13, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury.
The full-day Documentary Post-Production workshop will introduce participants to editing, logging interviews, radio-edits/interview string outs, pulling selects (making choices about the footage you will use), adding b-roll over interviews, and becoming familiar with Non-Linear Editing softwares.
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.
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.
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.
Audio is a powerful medium for capturing human experience and human expression.
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.
A thorough introduction to the fundamentals of digital audio, types of common field-recording microphones, and the use of digital audio recorders.
Instructor: Andy Kolovos