Songs of Our People Video Project
The goal of this project is to sustain intergenerational learning and oral literacy for California Indian youth and families while creating innovative instructional resources on California Indian histories, cultures and contemporary issues for tribal and institutional educators and other groups. The project realized these goals through the following integrated objectives over a 24-month time frame:
- Produce and disseminate 30 or more ten to twenty minute multi-media presentations on California Indian histories and cultures, by the end of the 24-month project. The presentations will consist of archival photographs and documents, contemporary photos, community-based interviews and other materials; (Project Years One & Two);
- Develop and document, at the local level, a story gathering process for California Indians utilizing media technology including digital photography and digital audio recording. Hold 10 multi-media intergenerational story gathering workshops especially targeting youth 12-17 years of age, by the end of the 24-month project; (Project Years One & Two);
- Develop and disseminate a Songs of Our People Tool Box containing a user’s guide to assist teachers, cultural leaders, institutions and others to use the presentations and access additional information on the themes they explore, by the end of the 24-month; (Project Year Two);
- Produce a Project Overview Presentation and deliver it at four or more Native American education conferences, by the end of the 24-month project. (Project Year Two)
The Tool Box below contains the essential materials for recreating this project in your community.
Useful Links and Resources
Stories to Share
The Princess Grace Award winning short film about firstimpressions and assumptions.
Written/Directed by Jon M. Chu
Edited/Cinematography by Chris Browne
Starring: Antoine Grant
DOCUMENTING THE STORY
CENTER FOR DIGITAL STORYTELLING
The Center for Digital Storytelling is a non-profit project development, training, and research organization dedicated to assisting people in using digital media to tell meaningful stories from their lives.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING ASSOCIATION
The Digital Storytelling community has come to realize that there is a need for maintaining an ongoing collaboration between individuals and organizations, across countries and continents, with regard to the production and educational goals sustained by the potential members of such an organization. In November of 2002, representatives from 8 countries, over 25 U.S. states, and a broad cross section of interests, came together to launch the Digital Storytelling Association.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
The Digital Storytelling Festival exists to encourage thought, exchange ideas and ignite sparks for the creative application of digital technology and the internet to the art of storytelling with a focus on art and innovation, education, marketing and branding opportunities.
INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING CENTER
The International Storytelling Center inspires and empowers people around the world to capture and tell their stories, listen to the stories of others, and use storytelling to produce positive change.
TOOLS FOR YOUR FILM
A1 FREE SOUND EFFECTS
All sound files are FREE Downloads of Great Quality .wav audio for non-commercial use only.
Analog is a site where you can download various audio software for all versions of Windows (95, 98, NT, 2k, ME, XP, etc), unless otherwise specified. There’s a lot of cool stuff on their site. Check it out.
APPLE –TIPS FOR MAKI NG YOUR MOVIE
This site contains some pointers to information on computer-based audio sound and associated software available around the world.
If you like comics, check this site out.
Free & cheap downloads.
MPA – COPYRIGHT RESEARCH CENTER
The Copyright Search Center provides a step-by-step guide to researching the copyright holder or publisher of a piece of music. It also provides forms for obtaining permission from the publisher to arrange a piece of music or make copies of out -of-print music.
THE PHOTOGRAPHY CHANNEL
The Photography Channel presents cinematic-quality presentation of the world’s best photography, using interviews with photographers and live audio material.
Media Resource Guide
You can find lots of cool things to download and play with on this site. For example, Photojam 4 allows you to share digital photos over the Internet free of charge. Check it out!
STREAMING MEDIA, INC
Tutorial on Integrating Flash and QuickTime for Dynamic Media Delivery
US COPYRIGHT OFFICE
Learn everything you need to know about copyrights. The site includes: Key publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; news of what the Office is doing, including business-process reengineering plans, Congressional testimony and press releases; our latest regulations; a link to our online copyright records cataloged since 1978; and much more.