Week 2: Eckerson Reading Response –Witness vs. Precious Places

Witness is an international human rights organization that uses the power of video and storytelling to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses. Their tagline is “see it, film it, change it,” and they define video advocacy as “setting specific objectives, identifying target audiences, and developing a strategic plan […]

Week 1: Lindsey Newkirk response to readings and videos

One of the themes that stood out to me and piqued my interest in the Transmedia hangout discussion and the Precious Places work is the question of staying power; how to engage with the audience so that you activate a call to action or keep them involved in an issue after the delivery of the […]

Week 1: Brett Harmon Response to Readings and Videos

While I was listening to the “Interacting with Transmedia” hang out one particular discussion stuck out to me. That being the idea of when the creators have to let go and let the user take control. I agree with panelists that we as the creators for so long have a reluctance to hand over the […]

Week 1: Natalie Bennon

Social change. Influence. Making a difference. These are the themes that, in my mind, bind all our Week 1 readings and viewings together. Storytelling that affects change.

One of the main purposes of Scribe’s Community Visions project and Precious Places videos is to give voice to people and communities that have not had a voice […]

Week 1: Kevin Hartman – Response to Readings/Videos

I made the mistake of powering through all of the reading and the videos and now find myself swimming in the deep end of the thought pool.

First, the videos and article on Scribe video and Precious Places. As a videographer I was incredibly inspired by this initiative. When we discuss transmedia and the impact […]