Couldn't make it to the 2010 Making Your Media Matter Conference at American University on May 12? Or you made it but would love the opportunity to re-visit some of the wisdom our panelists and speakers shared with the audience? Here's your opportunity! Click on the links below to access the videos and podcasts from all of the Making Your Media Matter sessions!
Watch the introductory comments for the 2010 Making Your Media Matter Conference by Center Director Pat Aufderheide, Center Associate Director Alison Hanold and documentary filmmaker George Stoney.
To watch the video or listen to the podcast for the Introductory remarks, click here.
STRATEGIC DESIGN IN SOCIAL ISSUE MEDIA
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 watch the video or listen to the podcast of Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis' keynote presentation, click here.
DOCUMENTARY ETHICS IN PRACTICE
Center Director Pat Aufderheide discusses the findings of our report, Honest Truths: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges in their Work, and leads the audience in a discussion about how they would handle different but common ethical situations that arise in documentary filmmaking.
To watch the video or listen to the podcast of the presentation on ethics, click here.
NEW TOOLS AND RESEARCH
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 watch the video or listen to the podcast of the presentation on new tools and research, click here.
STRATEGIC FROM THE START
Lisa Smithline of Cultural Front Productions moderated this panel--which included Patrice O'Neill, producer of Not in Our Town; Meg McLagan, director of Lioness; and Debra Koffler, founder and executive director of Conscious Youth Media Crew--that discussed how to build audience engagement and outreach strategies into your filmmaking projects from the very beginning.
FICTION FOR CHANGE
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 watch the video or listen to the podcast of the presentation on Fiction for Change, click here.