Unfortunately due to Covid-19 workshops have been postponed indefinitely
FUTURE WORKSHOP: DATE: TBA
Your story in motion – DIY video
Using technology available with an iPad* and simple microphone, in this three-day workshop you will write, film, edit and publish a 2-3 minute video. The workshop is designed for people working in the nature, heritage, cultural and tourism sectors who want to tell their stories in accessible bite sizes. Whether you are creating short videos for websites, social media or as part of exhibitions this training will give you the confidence to use this essential communication tool.
The training workshops will be three days of hands-on use of iPads and iMovie ( free Apple software). You will use the story-telling skills familiar to interpretation to plan and design your storyboard. In pairs, you will choose from a selection of real projects in natural and cultural institutions. You will interview pre-arranged subject matter experts, shoot background and supporting footage and spend the final day editing to complete your short video.
The two workshop videos below used iPhone microphones. For these courses, we will be providing microphones so that you can create high-quality sound recordings. We will also provide one iPad/ 2 people. The microphones will be available for purchase after the workshops.
If you wanted to work on a project of your own you would need to have already filmed interviews and additional footage to work on during the workshop.
** Once you have completed the course, you can use any mobile phone and/or computer that has video software installed. In this course, we use iPads and iMovie for the sake of simplicity and speed, as it can all be done on the one device. Please tick in the booking form if you are bringing your own iPad (please make sure iMovie is installed).
• Introduction to filmmaking and storytelling
• Camera techniques
• Interview techniques
• The importance of good audio
• Practical training exercises
• Storyboarding and interviews (morning)
• Filming for video project (afternoon)
• Video editing
While the focus is on the skills and techniques of creating videos, each course will be run in a venue where you will have access to either cultural / historic objects or living things / places. There will be opportunities to film some subject matter experts to give you realistic practice.
|Wiebke Finkler is a science communicator, filmmaker (see for example ‘Guardians of Kinabalu’ below) and Marine Biologist based at the University of Otago. She is interested in how to use marketing elements for more effective visitor engagement and pro-environmental behaviour change. Wiebke has a special interest in how video, when combined with community-based social marketing approaches, can be used as a tool for change and social impact. She has been using video-based strategies to increase public awareness about responsible whale watching as well as marketing of wildlife tourism. Other communication research projects included visitor behaviours on conservation land (responsible wildlife encounters, outdoor safety and littering), mental health and disability.|
‘Guardians of Kinabalu’
Three-day video workshop: ‘Peatland Microbes and Climate Change’
Three-day video workshop: ‘Women in Stem’
Face to face interpretation training
INNZ has run this one or two day workshop all over New Zealand from Pompellier House in the Bay of Islands to Otago Museum in Dunedin. This highly interactive training is ideal both for those starting out guiding or to upskill experience guides in natural, cultural and historic settings. Attendees report 95% high satisfaction with this training led by experienced interpretation trainer Lynda Burns.
Writing for the Web
Our four writing for the web workshops were very well received, with over 60 people attending! We may repeat these in the future or plan for level two courses, aimed at those that have some experience but wanting to go to the next level. Please contact us if you are interested in these options. Thanks for your support and stay tuned for more workshops.
Our Inclusive Interpretation workshop with Gail Richard from the National Association of Interpreters, Pacific Chapter Chair and Joe Harawira from the Department of Conservation held in Auckland and Christchurch was a big success. For more images, check out our Gallery.
Here is some feedback:
“Firstly I thoroughly enjoyed and valued the learning’s and can see how I can apply to my everyday life as well as in my role as a parks’ ranger. A lot of what I learnt as I listened to the presenters, I thought how easily this would be to apply when greeting persons from other cultures, when seeking compliance and speaking to groups of persons from other cultures. I particularly liked the demonstration by Gail how to communicate with a group of persons from another culture who had a completely different language and no interpreter. Through use of body language, props, speaking slowly and clearly you could get some understandings. For my role, more tools like this example would be useful.”
– Steve Burgess, Auckland Council Ranger
Oli du Bern gives a talk outside Wellington Zoo’s ‘The Nest’.