This was a packed week for the team in Lima, Peru. We were getting up around 7 am and going to bed around midnight or later every day.
We had a big group of 18 people. Jeff Raymond organized all of us. We had three instructors, four administrative staff [one of those a translator] and 10 workshop participants working on 9 stories. Two of the team worked together on one story.
Eight of the nine stories were done in Spanish with subtitles in English.
One of the first thing that the first timers noticed was how long it took to do an interview when you must work with a translator.
We taught what a storyline includes and how to do a better job interviewing people to improve the quality of that story.
Every story we did was about a person impacted by a ministry.
Life Before & After
What was the difference this ministry made in your life? Due to the ministry what is it now that is different than before?
The Inciting Moment
What was the moment that you realized you needed some help and how did you find this ministry to help you?
Call to Action
Unlike going to a movie where the primary purpose of the movie is only to entertain, all of our stories had a call to action. After hearing this story would you like to support this ministry in some way?
There are basically two parts to the finished projects. There is the interview and then there is all the B-roll which is shown while they are talking that compliments what they are saying.
The students learned how to shoot a series of photos from a scene and then would put these in an order to help move the story along visually.
Josh Hart shot a lot of video of the subjects getting in and out of a cab, walking to the church, opening the door and walking in. He shot this from their front, their back and from the side. That was just one scene. He had scenes of the pastor walking from the back of the church to the pulpit and then another series on him preaching.
After doing many more scenes he had enough b-roll to help compliment the interview so that you felt like you saw and well as heard the story.
Our next trip is June 18th to July 4th to Romania. If you are interested and want to learn more then go here and learn more StorytellersAbroad.com.