Since we've announced our video production workshops for the summer months, outreach has been the name of the game. We are working to identify organizations of all kinds that could benefit from knowing the basics of video production without intimidating bells and whistles. We're learning quickly that outreach needs to be excited and persistent in the usefulness of the program, and the accessibility of video production on smartphones and tablets via a workshop that comes free of any charge.
Some of this outreach has looked like phone calls and email blasts, but so far the most fun has been going to organizations in person to introduce the program and find out who can help us get a workshop set up for staff, members, or students. We're going to be at more local events to make media minutes documenting what different communities are up to and get more folks aware of the People's Media Collection.
We went to Awbury Arboretum in Northwest Philadelphia, and are holding a staff workshop on-site next week. We also made it to an event about public education and the School Reform Commission, and have a short video documenting that coming out later this week.
Free video workshops are an easy sell, but we want to make sure that we get the word out to as many peoples as possible around West Oak Lane and the Northeast.
The People's Media Collection should become a conglomerate of community organizations, churchs, and local programs that document their work and the movements of their communities. It seems we're well on our way with plenty of room to grow.