Storytellers Abroad to Togo West Africa is wrapping up

Hannah Teramura is working on voice over for her video. The man doing the voice over is a Ghanaian who lives in Tsiko, Togo and works with the Hopital Baptiste Biblique. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens, ISO 5600, ƒ/8, 1/100]

What a week this has been. I am now flying back to Atlanta by way of JFK airport in New York. By the way we had around a four hour delay. Not sure right now on which flight I will take to get back to Atlanta. It appears I will miss the scheduled flight. It was delayed, but not as much as my flight.

During this week with Storytellers Abroad Missions Multimedia Workshop I have worked with Pat Davison and Jeff Raymond as we led ten students through their stories.

This is Cy Hayden another one of the students interviewing his subject with the help of Mrs. Gail on translating from French to English. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens, ISO 100, ƒ/8, 1/125]

Each student would do a pre-interview with their subject and then a sit down interview. After we reviewed it most everyone would do a follow-up interview to help fill in the holes of the storyline.

Pat Davison is working here with Liz Ortiz on the left and Keziah Khoo. Each student spent a great deal of time with Pat going over their stories. I also met with each student. We would help by helping them through the storyline process and helping them understand how to use b-roll more effectively to tell their stories. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens, ISO 7200, ƒ/5.6, 1/125]

Each of the students then spent a lot of time massaging their stories in Adobe Premier.

Stacey Schuett on the left and Hannah Saxe on the right are working hard in the classroom on their projects. [Nikon D5, Sigma 35mm ƒ/1.4 DG Art,  ISO 1000, ƒ/1.4, 1/125]

One of the students was Stacey Schuett who had been in the Atlanta Ballet and even lived near me during that time in Roswell, GA. We believe that my family saw her dancing in the Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker when she was in Atlanta.

That was such a cool thing to discover and really made the world seem that much smaller.

Another surprise was Wilson, on left, and his friend coming to listen to us a couple times. They are local and part of the YWAM base there. Wilson had been to Kona, Hawaii and we had a lot of friends in common. Keziah another student and he had taken the same film classes in Kona, but just different times. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens, ISO 8000, ƒ/5.6, 1/125]

The students all stopped on Saturday night and we showed our stories in whatever stage they were in to the missionaries and to the subjects before we left the next day.

Everyone gathered who was in the stories or part of the Baptist Hospital in Tsiko, Togo, West Africa to see our progress. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens, ISO 7200, ƒ/4, 1/100]

Since we started doing this workshop in 2014 with our first workshop to Lisbon, Portugal we have had two students decide to do this as a full-time career in missions. We have had a few others who have done more trips to tell missions stories using multimedia. Some of them are exploring this as full-time career as well.

Here is our team. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art Lens, ISO 100, ƒ/8, 1/200]

Check out Storytellers Abroad for our trip next year. We are going to Lisbon, Portugal again and will have the date posted soon.

If you want to do this even sooner you can still join me in Honduras for a similar workshop. Here is that link.