The Center for Social Media invited established and aspiring filmmakers, non-profit communications leaders, funders, and students to our 5th annual Making Your Media Matter conference. This was a perfect opportunity to learn and share cutting-edge practices for creating media that matters. Read more here.
Making Your Media Matter is a conference for established and aspiring filmmakers, non-profit communications leaders, funders and students looking to learn and share cutting-edge practices for making their media matter.
The 2014 conference, “Building the Story Experience,” marked the 10th anniversary of Media That Matters. The MTM publication is an overview of the 2014 conference as well as previous conferences and how the Center for Media and Social Impact has empowered media that matters for over ten years.
This course examines the history of video activism beginning with the introduction of the porta pak in the late 1960's, the development of video collectives, activist and public access television and culminating in video's role in the WTO and the events preceding and following September 11th. Through readings, screenings and discussions, you will examine the blurring lines between art, documentary, journalism and activism. Topics include but are not limited to the infusion of identity politics (shifts created through feminist, queer and race theory), youth action in the 1990's, the act of recording as defense, movement from vérité to personal documentary, and issues of distribution.