SCHOOL OF VIDEO ADVOCACY
Using Media To Speak Justice. Inspiring People Into Action Beyond Awareness.
This school focuses on video advocacy. We aim to equip people to compose documentaries and other forms of media to advocate effectively and to enable different groups of people to facilitate lasting change in society, bringing awareness for injustice, and completing the Great Commission.
The leaders of this school worked in partnership with “A Voice for the Voiceless” ministry where they understood from God the vision for more advocacy in the area of media, more specifically in video communication.
Throughout the last few years, the leaders Elinis and Jonathan Goodson have got trained and traveled to a few locations searching for an effective way to work and put together a curriculum to equip people in the area of video communication to advocate for justice.
Together they started a documentary series, “The Silent Side of the Coin”, which intends to show the different sides of injustice issues in the world, addressing the problems and their causes.
For those that apply for this school, both students and staff, opportunities will be opened to work in collaboration with this vision. The goal is not to find the most media skilled people but those with a heart and passion willing to work hard to advocate for justice. If you have the heart we can teach you the skills.
The school structure:
The School of Video Advocacy is a full, six (6) month course broken into three 8-week phases. The course is designed this way so that practical application is a fully integrated part of the learning process. The mandatory outreach phase gives you the opportunity to focus wholeheartedly on a media project, which could be a documentary, short video campaign, or a social media advocacy project.
- Phase 1 – Training/Pre-Production: Intensive practical hands-on training in advocacy and videography
- Phase 2 – Field Assignment/Production: Putting into practice the learning process through gathering footage, regular review sessions, as well as planning sessions for future video projects.
- Phase 3 – Training/Editing/Post-Production: Continued hands-on training, editing, feedback, preparation for tour, debrief processing time (back in Kona)
Justice issues in the world (7 spheres of society)
International relations and politics
Critique and dissection of political issues and other topics on advocacy
Role of videography
Technical aspects of videography
Storytelling and photojournalism
Biblical character development
*Optional tour after September
Phase 1: $3,140
Phase 2: $TBD (Outreach)
Phase 3: $3,140
Pre-requisites: YWAM DTS
Required: Basic media skills
U of N Credits: 24
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