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Storymakers 1: Pre-Planning Your Digital Story from Concept to Storyboard

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Meeting Description:

If your nonprofit or library is thinking about jumping into video creation, this is the place to start! Join TechSoup for the first webinar in our four-part Storymakers 2016 series on Thursday, April 7 at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central, 12 p.m. Mountain) to hear former Storymakers awardee Liz Norton from Stone Soup Films, and digital media specialist Nife Adeyemi of Scottsdale Public Library share their expertise.

Before picking up the camera, we'll outline the pre-production steps, such as:

  • Honing in on a compelling video concept
  • How to outline the story and draft scripts
  • Tips on storyboarding shots
  • Ideas for scouting locations
  • And logistics like who to film, whether you need model releases (you do!), and more.

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Other webinars in this series:
Date: Thu, Apr 7, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Becky Wiegand
 Presenter Information
Liz Norton
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Liz Norton is the Executive Director and founder of Stone Soup Films. Liz was a freelance television producer for over ten years, with a focus on public policy issues. Those programs included several Fred Friendly Seminars for PBS, which explore thorny political and ethical issues in depth and she has also produced for MTV News, educating teens on crime-related issues.

During the Clinton Administration, Liz was a research director in the White House Office of Communications. In that role, she served as a link between the president, the press and the public, primarily on the issues involving crime and drug policy.

A current member of Leadership Greater Washington, Liz is a director of the Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation and she serves on the Board of the DC Environmental Film Festival. She founded Stone Soup Films in 2008 and won Best Overall Award in TechSoup's Storymakers 2014 for Hope House: Camp Counselor Tyron.

Nife Adeyemi
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Nife Adeyemi is the digital media specialist at the City of Scottsdale, Arizona. In this role, she manages the digital media lab and teaches digital media classes at Civic Center Library's Eureka Loft. Patrons have free access to utilize the media lab to shoot videos, take photos, record audio, design marketing materials and create websites. Ms. Adeyemi guides patrons on how to brand and market their businesses using proven digital media and marketing strategies tailored to their needs.
Prior to this role, Ms. Adeyemi was a communication arts instructor at Benedictine University in Mesa, AZ. She has also taught filmmaking at a performing arts school in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Adeyemi has learned firsthand how to create engaging video, digital content, garner press coverage and successfully launch and build a brand. She loves to share her knowledge to help others start and grow their businesses. Ms. Adeyemi currently resides in Scottsdale, AZ.

Becky Wiegand
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Becky is the webinar program manager at TechSoup, where she hosts webinars, creates interactive media and content, and writes on a variety of technology topics for nonprofits and public libraries.
Prior to joining TechSoup in 2008, Becky spent a decade on staff at three small nonprofit organizations based in Washington, DC and Oakland, CA, where she was frequently the "accidental techie" trying to make technology decisions for her small-yet-mighty organizations.