Canyonlands Multi-Media Projects
In late September, 2012, the Westies participated in a collaborative multi-media storytelling crash course led by Brooke Williams of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Sarah Koenigsberg of Tensegrity Productions. The objective was two-fold: to learn about the diverse stakeholder opinions on how the Greater Canyonlands area ought be managed, and also to learn how various forms of digital media are best suited to tell different types of stories.
The students were divided into four groups, with each grop assuming responsibility for researching and sharing the perspective of one of four stakeholder groups: the tourism/reacreation perspective, the working landscapes ranching perspective, the local Native American tribal perspective, and the local community/economic perspective. Within each group each student assumed one of five crew positions: director, writer, cinematographer/photographer, audio recorder, and video editor. In just six days each group scoured the Greater Canyonlands area - introducing themselves to new people, conducting interviews, and scheduling video and photography shoots - and produced four bite-sized multi-media projects. Click on the groups below to watch their works.