NAPT's Native Producers Workshop Participants Reflect on NAMAC 2012
October 2012 -- NAMAC Member Organization, Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT), held a powerful pre-conference event that brought together Native producers from all over the country for professional development and networking.
NAMAC is grateful to NAPT for hosting this pre-conference event, as it allowed many of the producers in the workshop to participate in NAMAC conference activities. Some of their reflections follow below.
Creating Possibilities: A View from the NAPT Producers Workshop and NAMAC Conference
"I met some very talented, creative, hard-working and passionate filmmakers working in Indian Country and tried to mingle with everyone that I could..." Read more here.
-- by Princella Parker
Minneapolis and NAPT - "A Life Changing Experience"
"I had a brilliant time filled with exploration, excitement and discovery. My experiences in this great city affected me on both a personal and professional level..." Read more here.
-- by Vincent Schilling
NAPT Producer Workshop and NAMAC Conference
"Here are the specific and most valuable takeaways for me during the conference:
- Allow 3 months for publicity on any PBS film
- Explore multiple avenues such as print, TV, radio, blogs, and social media for promotion
- It’s crucial to get educational content on PBS Learning Media
- Make sure to be honest as a filmmaker, especially as a non-native. Because natives know the truth about whatever story is at hand. If you don’t know something, or you mess up, ask for forgiveness, and be up front..."
To read more of these helpful takeaways, visit this link.
-- by Chris Bashinelli
"The networking opportunities were really wonderful and just getting to hear all of the interesting stories as well as sharing time together and creative exchange was the highlight..." Read more here.
-- by Jill Momaday
We Breathe Again: Producers Attend NAPT Producers Workshop
"Moreover, the NAMAC conference provided more time for us to be able to meet further with other producers and resource people. In fact, during this additional time we made a number of valuable connections with people who were not at the NAPT workshop..." Read more here.
-- by Enei Begaye-Peter
Native American Educational Media, Stay Tuned!
"While at the conference, I attended two sessions: 'Teaching and Learning Media and the Arts,' and 'Youth Media Networks: How We’re Connected.' It was interesting to see and hear about how schools are incorporating media development into their curriculum in order to help students gain skills in media making as well as use this art form to hone their skills in other subject areas..." Read more here.
-- by Shawna Begay
Producers Workshop Summary
"Overall I thought the weekend was a good one, good food, good people, good projects..." Read more here.
-- by Jon Cournoyer
"First off the trip was amazing... I met so many creative minds doing great stories for Native America..." Read more here.
-- by Jaymee Bird
2012 NAPT Producer's Workshop
"I attended a session on Community Support and fundraising for projects and I really liked it, it was very useful..." Read more here.
-- by Melissa Henry
Photos by Jamie Francis. Courtesy NAPT/Vision Maker Media.
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