Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
Helping people get their messages out by teaching groups to make simple films that express their ideas, realities, hopes and artistic impulses.
It's all part of making a better world.
A distributed learning platform that teaches the essentials of smartphone or simple camera filmmaking.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by those who feel shut out of activities like filmmaking due to lack of know-how or resources. Society as a whole will gain by hearing and seeing their stories.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Number of interested people who take the classes.
Number of films produced and shared by participants.
Anecdotes and testimonials from participants on the positive outcomes of their experiences.
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
There will be an increase in film stories from previously shut-out populations, and positive self-esteem effects from making and sharing their film stories.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?