Audiovisual Training

For decades, we have been partnering with indigenous communities, both urban and rural, to collaborate on hands-on media trainings, including documentary production, video post-production, audio production, and audiovisual storytelling in many formats. 

A hands-on community documentary training in action in Kawaik, Laguna, New Mexico, with the Yakanal Indigenous Youth exchange.

A hands-on community documentary training in action in Kawaik, Laguna, New Mexico, with the Yakanal Indigenous Youth exchange.


TAILORED TO THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY

We facilitate community media trainings, individual long-term apprenticeships and long-distance guidance to create spaces and provide resources for producing, preserving & distributing media created by and for Native communities.

Community media training with intergenerational members of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Tsilhqot'in communities in British Colombia, Canada.

Community media training with intergenerational members of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Tsilhqot'in communities in British Colombia, Canada.

Community audiovisual trainings

We work with communities: from rural tribes seeking to record their language to intertribal urban youth seeking to recover their foodways traditions. Generally, we work with groups of 5-20 people, often intergenerational, with all levels of experience and many areas of interest. 

A young participant of one of our internships interviews a Native Californian Maidu elder about Tule reed weaving.

A young participant of one of our internships interviews a Native Californian Maidu elder about Tule reed weaving.

Apprenticeships

We work with individuals: young and upcoming audio and video producers who wish to learn from professionals who have indigenous lifeways as the foundation of indigenous media. Our apprenticeship program is still nascent and forming, being born in collaboration with communities and individuals who seek to form long-term professional development.

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long-distance guidancE

We are available to guide communities through audiovisual production, both on-site and from a distance.  We do this through one-on-one consultation, webinars, and other online resources.

Click to view a sample Videography 101 curriculum