Digital Video for Heritage Workshop

Join Jessica Fox (Director, Author and Screen and Broadcast Specialist at XpoNorth) and Dougal Perman (Producer and Director for Inner Ear and Digital Media Sector Specialist at XpoNorth) as they lead you through a workshop on the technical and creative considerations when making short films for social media and other online platforms. The workshop will look at when you should 'Go Live!', when to record 'as live' and when to make short films to tell your story. It will give you the tools you need to tell a story through the medium of short online videos - how to plan, getting the narrative right and making the best of the kit you've got!

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What we hope you’ll leave the workshop with :

- the confidence and knowledge to use your phone in a cinematographic way (lighting, sound, mise-en-scene, framing etc.)

- an understanding of the different publishing platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube), and what kind of content does well on each.

- the skills to mine your organisation for story inspiration and how to tell that story to best effect.

There will be a first ‘challenge’ at the end of the workshop to put your new skills into practice:

make a YouTube video that tells the story of ‘your place’, and share the finished videos via XpoNorth to be part of a Highlands and Islands Heritage Show and Tell series leading up to the new season launch in Spring 2021.

Some example videos to check out before joining the workshop:

- On the internet, there is one golden rule. Weird wins. You can spend a huge amount of money making something worthy, interesting and high end, and a hamster eating a burrito will beat it every time:

- People love a bit of animation:

- Short videos, shared objects:

- Invite guests to see the museum with new eyes, from kids to a comedian:


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