Above image: Dr. William McFarlane training Passamaquoddy teachers in community problem solving protocol.
We provide specialized video and language and cultural documentation training in a variety of venues. In some cases the training is for a general group of individuals needing video documentation training to explore possibilities and begin work. In other cases the training is a core part of the implementation of project components.
A SAMPLE OF SUBJECTS WE TRAIN:
We provide training and mentoring in all aspects of documentary filmmaking including project development, script writing, filming, editing, fundraising, distribution.
Language and Cultural Documentation
Basic video documentation of natural group conversation and activity
Facilitation for documentation
Transcription and Translation training
Advanced video training with editing and archiving
Basic community self documentation and
Community outreach with feedback filming and presentation
Setting up the community self documentation system with a media lab and training trainers
Video documentation and feedback as a survey/assessment tool
Family outreach programming
Fluent Comprehender (trainer) training
Immersion and Total Physical Response training
Our training programs often support the implementation of a project component and are custom designed to maximize their effect.
Often training includes much more than the title would imply. For instance, video training includes visual literacy and aesthetics in representing community values. The Fluent Comprehender training addresses understanding and reducing the effects of historic trauma. The facilitator training addresses leadership and language revival themes.
Recent trainings include
Universidad Autónoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca, 2016
Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang), University of Alaska, Fairbanks and the National Science Foundation 2016
Merketur Institute, Leeuwarden, Holland, and SOAS, University of London 2016
Passamaquoddy Tribe (2015-2016) United States Department of Education
Municipality of Totontepec, Oaxaca, Mexico 2012, 2014-2016) in collaboration with Indiana University, Department of Anthropology and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation (CIDLeS). Minde, Portugal, Summer Institute 2014