Subscribe to our channel for made-by-mobile stories by Southampton residents

We've launched our YouTube channel! It will be a place where we'll share the ever-growing number of videos made by Southampton residents who've taken our Mobile Storytelling training. Real Southampton people and real Southampton stories showcasing the diversity of those who make up our city! Click the button below to go to our YouTube channel … Continue reading Subscribe to our channel for made-by-mobile stories by Southampton residents

Social housing residents to gain digital media skills to tackle stigmatisation, thanks to Aster collab

Thanks to a new pilot project with social housing provider, Aster Group UK, we’ll be helping to show the real stories of people living in social housing. A 2021 report titled Stigma and Social Housing in England found that “every day in England, people are judged negatively and even actively discriminated against because they rent … Continue reading Social housing residents to gain digital media skills to tackle stigmatisation, thanks to Aster collab

Local organisations invited to sponsor a digital media skills workshop

We're inviting local organisations to sponsor a Mobile Storytelling workshop so that more Southampton residents can learn digital media skills to amplify their voices and tell their own stories. We teach people to create, film and edit impactful videos using a smartphone Our Version Media is on a mission to equip people from the south’s … Continue reading Local organisations invited to sponsor a digital media skills workshop

“Proud To Be” highlighting authentic black stories this Black History Month

The theme of this year’s national Black History Month is "Proud to be". That’s the theme of Our Version Media’s first ever community stories screening. "Proud to be" will be an evening showcasing and celebrating stories from Southampton's African, Caribbean and black British communities. It’s the culmination of a month-long Mobile Storytelling programme where participants … Continue reading “Proud To Be” highlighting authentic black stories this Black History Month

Using your smartphone to record a news story

By Bill Shepherd Why, and in which situations, do you think it is better to film with a smartphone instead of a traditional camera? There is an old saying, the best camera is the one you always have with you. Journalists carry their smartphone all the time, which allows them to do three things: record … Continue reading Using your smartphone to record a news story