We specialise in equipping people with media and journalism skills to tell their own stories. Our Mobile Storytelling workshops teach people how to create, film and edit videos using their smartphone.
“I had never even tried videomaking until I began the training. I was taught what type of videos are most likely to make an impact and was practically shown how to create them. Technology and I usually go in different directions, but Veronica built my confidence and my belief so that I could do it, supporting me step by step.” – Dr Abdoulie Sanneh, Founder, IKAN (Active Kids, Active Neighbourhoods)
Thanks to our training, more and more individuals and communities across Southampton are using digital media themselves to shine a spotlight on their lives, communities and neighbourhoods. This includes: The United Voice of African Associations (TUVAA), Nigerian Community In Hampshire, Romanian Advisory Centre, Transition Southampton, Northam Social Group’s Sewing Club, Women’s Integration Group (WIG), West Itchen Community Trust, Northam Local Conversation, St Mary’s and Kingsland Local Conversation, and many more!
We’ve started a YouTube channel as a home for their made-by-mobile videos. Real stories by real people, watch some below:
WATCH: A Mobile Storytelling training session
WATCH: “Proud To Be” stories
Beverley Dowdell, Chair, Black Heritage Association
Ophelia Watson, Experience of Care Lead, Solent NHS Trust
Jenny Gordon, Treasurer, Priory Road Lunch Club
Keesha Edwards, Concessions Manager & Business Owner, Papa’s Popcorn