Storytellers Abroad Peru Workshop

Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Lima, Peru [NIKON Z 6, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 2000, f/8, 1/200, Focal Length = 24]

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.

Jay York interviewing Elvira Cuevas and Andrea Carhuachîn  Translates during the Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Lima, Peru[NIKON Z 6, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 2200, ƒ/4, 1/200, Focal Length = 24]

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.

James Dockery teaching on Adobe Premier during the Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Lima, Peru[X-E3, XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS, ISO 4000, ƒ /4.5, 1/100, Focal Length = 29]

Eight of the nine stories were done in Spanish with subtitles in English. 

Josiah McConville interviews Lucho & Rosa Martinez while David Heim translates Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Lima, Peru [NIKON Z 6, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 1800, ƒ/7.1, 1/200, Focal Length = 24]

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.

Jay York’s Story on Elvira Cuevas
Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Lima, Peru[NIKON Z 6, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 4500, ƒ/4.5, 1/200, Focal Length = 68]

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?

Josh Hart’s story on Darwin & Vanessa Diaz. He is a teacher at Iglesia Evangelica Bautista “Las Flores” in San Juan de Lurigancho area of Lima, Peru. Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Lima, Peru [NIKON Z 6, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 100, ƒ/4, 1/640, Focal Length = 28]

The Inciting Moment

What was the moment that you realized you needed some help and how did  you find this ministry to help you?

This is from the first getting to know you dinner we had where Jay York is meeting the subject Elvira and her son Chris during the  Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Lima, Peru [NIKON Z 6, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 51200, ƒ/4, 1/100, Focal Length = 105]

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? 

Josh Hart’s story on Darwin & Vanessa Diaz. He is a teacher at Iglesia Evangelica Bautista “Las Flores” in San Juan de Lurigancho area of Lima, Peru.
Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Lima, Peru [NIKON Z 6, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 100, ƒ/4, 1/640, Focal Length = 28]

B-roll

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.

Marissa Dickey, missionary to Columbia and also a workshop participant, gives the devotional during the Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Lima, Peru. [X-E3, XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS, ISO 6400, Ä/4.8, 1/100, Focal Length = 300]

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.