Change Media Consultations
More and more organization want to use digital media as part of their service delivery, but don’t have the up-to-date in-house skills. Creative industry budgets to produce content externally are often cost-prohibitive and can result in glossy dust collectors, that don’t reach your clients.
We are consulting for government and NGO sectors to develop feasible strategies for implementation of digital media empowerment and training. We train your staff and work with your target groups / clients / audience, to advise you on how to create your own engaging content and to use our our unique client-inclusion methodology. Our consultations range from feasibility assessment, project planning, scoping the most suitable equipment, to hands-on training so, your team can produce in-house digital media content, training DVDs, web video, documentary reports, that resonate with your audience.
Find an overview of our past consultations below. Recent clients include; Australian Government Attorney General’s Department; Indigenous Coordination Centre SA; COAG State Managers Forum SA; the Australia Council for the Arts; the Department of Education and Childrens Services [DECS Learning Technologies and DECS Multicultural Unit]; Propel Youth Arts WA, Apple Australia, AV Central, Next Byte, local councils and community groups.
We tailor our consultations according to your schedule and budget: We can deliver a 2-hour fast-paced, hands-on introduction to digital media empowerment, or full day staff training in digital media skills [creative narrative for social change, camera work, video editing, graphic design, DVD authoring and web publishing], or develop a mid-to-long term collaboration with you that can result in tailored educational or promotional DVDs. Our focus is not to make content for you, but to empower your team to create themselves – your staff and your clients are the best experts in communicating your message. It is time to harness the affordable innovative potential that digital media empowerment offers.
If you are interested in our consultation, please send us a brief overview of your goals and time frame here. We will be in touch within the next working day to discuss your project.
Use Change Media consultation to:
- Skill-up; how to use digital media to innovate with your clients / staff
- Assess; find out how to establish new collaborations with your clients using digital media
- Access; easy steps to build your in-house media production facility on a budget
- Build your Team; strategies for long term integration of digital media into your work flow
- Exchange; we demonstrate our challenge-based peer-education techniques so your team can train others
Ideal for education / health / / social inclusion and community organizations, educators and other agencies interested in using digital media for their projects: A 5-minute video might translate your 150 page report much faster and more engaging, if your clients can speak directly for themselves; funding applications – create your own video support material; team building exercises – film making is team work and narrative practice.
Check out these projects to see the scope of the Change Media initiative:
Culture Shock – Australian Refugee Association This community based project was developed through a series of consultations with the Port Adelaide Enfield City, to engage new arrivals within their council area.
10×14 Bricks – Stories from Youth in Lock-up This school based project in a juvenile secure care facility ran over 5-weeks, during 14 sessions, to train the students in digital film making and produce a crime prevention DVD resource.
Nukkan.Kungun.Yunnan, Ngarrindjeri’s Being Heard, This community project included a 4-day train-the-trainer production with a newly formed group of youth leaders, who were keen to set up a media hub to produce their own stories and record their Elders.
What’s Yours is Mine…d, This community project included a 4-day production with a newly formed group, who were interested in film making, but mostly had no previous experience.
Wurramooka News, This school project included a 4-day train-the-trainer production with selected student leaders, who were each responsible for learning specific digital media skills they could then share with the whole school.
Riverland Youth Theatre, edit-in-camera, This community project was a Sunday-one-day introduction session for interested community members, who were looking to meet others, learn about film making, create and have fun.