Couldn't make it to the 2010 Making Your Media Matter Conference at American University on May 12? Or you went but would love the opportunity to re-visit some of the wisdom our panelists and speakers shared with the audience? Click here to access videos and podcasts of the entire conference!
On this final panel of the day, American University Professor Claudia Myers moderated, while panelists Lisa Cortes, producer of Precious; John Schreiber of Participant Media; and Emily Meyers of Meaningful Media discussed the challenges and rewards of trying to making fiction films that can create social change.
To listen to the podcast of this panel, click here.
Alyce Myatt, Executive Director of Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media; Jessica Clark, Director of the Future of Public Media Project at the Center for Social Media; and Shaady Salehi of Active Voice presented new tools available to media makers for funding, measuring impact and building partnerships with non-profits.
To listen to the podcast of this session, click here.
Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis, filmmakers of The Reckoning, present "Strategic Design in Social Issue Media," a presentation on how they developed and distributed The Reckoning, and how they built strong partnerships and an extensive audience engagement component into the making of their film.
To listen to the podcast of this presentation, click here.
Our 21/2-year multi-media project, Saving The Sierra: Voices of Conservation in Action, is now over. The digital files are all tucked into a nice big hard drive and we've recycled all but the most important papers. But before we head off our next adventure in independent, social issue media making, we'd like to share a few lessons learned along the way that any producer could use in planning a national multiplatform documentary special.