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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Story Matters: Creating Your Own Impact Videos

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Session Description

Storytelling is arguably the most powerful form of communication we have as humans. Video and all forms of digital media are exploding as a vehicle to transmit stories, messages and results in the non-profit and social entrepreneurial space. Delivery platforms such as YouTube and inexpensive technology such as flip cams and mobile phones make the creation, production and delivery of content much more accessible and manageable than ever before. Yet, creating and producing videos can still feel intimidating to many. Join us to demystify the process and to learn how to craft your messages with the goal of being consumed more effectively by your target audiences.

When | Where

13:15 - 14:30 Wednesday, April 10 Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre

Session leaders

  • Teri Schwartz Speaker
    Dean, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
    Teri Schwartz is the Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) where she has launched an exciting new vision and long range plan that re-imagines entertainment and performing arts education as an interdisciplinary enterprise grounded in humanistic storytelling, social impact, technology and innovation and global diversity. Schwartz is an award-winning feature film producer, whose many films garnered nominations for Academy, Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy and MTV awards. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America; Directors Guild of America; Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and serves on the Television Academy Foundation’s Board of Directors; The NAACP Entertainment Industry Advisory Board; The Hawn Foundation Board of Directors; the Geffen Playhouse Board of Directors; the UCLA TFT/UCA Storytelling Institute in Cannes Board; the Los Angeles Theater Alliance Board of Governors; the Governing Council of the Los Angeles-India Film Council; and the Board of Trustees of the SwarovskiFoundation. Dean Schwartz was just appointed by the UC Board of Regents to the California State Summer School for the Arts Board of Trustees. Schwartz is the 2015 recipient of the CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival’s inaugural award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Producing. In 2013, she received the American Spirit Award from the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors for her Special Achievement in Educating New Filmmakers and was Variety’s 2012 Media Mentor of the Year. In addition to new programs, initiatives and scholarships for diversity and humanistic storytelling, Schwartz created with benefactor Jeff Skoll the new Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at UCLA TFT. Skoll made a $10m gift to UCLA TFT to launch the first center of its kind to focus on the power of entertainment and performing arts to drive social change.
  • Ned Breslin Speaker
    CEO, Tennyson Center for Children
    Ned Breslin is a 2011 winner of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and currently is the CEO of the Tennyson Center for Children in Denver Colorado. Tennyson is relentlessly focused on reshaping pathways for children who have experienced trauma from abuse and neglect so that they can truly heal and thrive. Tennyson is attacking a broken child welfare system where the outcomes for kids who enter the system - in terms of shockingly low graduation rates, exceedingly high rates of homelessness, addictions and suicide - are simply not acceptable. Ned was the former CEO of Water For People. He was the architect of the Everyone Forever program that is helping to reshape the WASH landscape and forcing scaled solutions that involve all stakeholders in district- and city-wide success. He is a passionate believer in monitoring for impact and improvement, and was the driver of the outcome-focused monitoring program at Water For People that played a role in shifting sector focus from short-term project completion milestones to long-term outcomes focused on sustained water and sanitation service provision and financing, with a view on constant improvement and reflection. Ned worked on WASH in Africa for 16 years on top of his 9 years at Water For People, and embraces the leap from one sector to another as a way to grow as a leader and escape the comforts of a sector (WASH) that he still loves.