Videos for Environmental Change
As our climate continues to warm we must all take action. Videos and social media are powerful tools to gavanizing people to act and change behaviors. In this workshop we will look at a variety of videos that address issues of climate change and pollution, from governmental PSA's to cleanup challenges. We will discuss which videos we think are the most effective and why. Then together we will come up with our own video ideas that address specific environmental problems and inspire actions. Working in groups we will create production plans and storyboards for each of these projects, identifying our audience, point of view, tone, message, and a circulation plan.
After a Fulbright Scholarship studying the Women’s Movement in Argentina nd working in community development, Margaret Galbraith pursued film studies at NYU and the New School. She completed her first two short documentaries, Salsa Salon and Krumbs, in 2007. Salsa Salon won Outstanding Achievement in Documentary at the 2008 New School Invitational Film Show and the 2008 Jury Award for Short Documentary at the 12th International Latino Film Festival in San Francisco. Krumbs won Best Documentary at the Texas Black Film Festival in February 2009 and was shown on the Documentary Channel from 2009 to 2012. In 2017, Margaret completed her first feature-length documentary, Stickman. It won Best Documentary Feature at the Frame for Frame Festival in Arlington, Texas, the 2017 Best Texas Film award at the Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth, Texas, and was the 39th Annual Telly Awards Gold Winner.