From April 2017 through September 2017, PhillyCAM will place a community mediamaker in residence at Northeast Regional and West Oak Lane libraries to offer hands-on media trainings for library users. Trainings are held on a weekly basis and will focus on basic video and television production, community news gathering, digital storytelling, audio recording, and production using mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.
Each library will play host to a live television broadcast highlighting the media created during the project. The content created will be made available as part of an online archive of local media called The People’s Media Collection.
The project will amplify the voices of the communities near to these libraries about the issues that matter most to them. The People’s Media Collection is about supporting libraries to flourish as places where residents can access local information in new ways by creating and crowd-sourcing media created by peers in the community.