Actuality Media

Make Movies. Change the world.

We believe in telling stories that matter. We do this by partnering with individuals and organizations who are positively impacting their communities, and make a short documentary about their efforts. Use your skills and experience on a crew that will tell the story of a changemaker doing good work in their community. Join us this summer for the adventure of a lifetime!

Calling all filmmakers! How would you like to make a positive change abroad this summer? Or are you a traveler interested in learning visual storytelling techniques using media? This summer you could create a short documentary film with us in Bolivia, Guatemala or Tanzania!

We work with local changemakers in developing countries who are making a positive change in their community. Our month-long program involves researching, writing, filming, and editing a video about their work. The finished product will help the changemaker gain worldwide attention, volunteers and possibly grants. Once films are finished, there will be a premiere screening in the community.

Actuality Media provides professional camera gear and sound equipment to each crew. Your crew will need to creatively develop art, grip, and lighting tools from items around the city or at Base Camp. Crew members will collaborate on administrative, technical, and creative duties. There will also be a Project Coordinator to oversee the post-production workflow including graphics, titles, music, and sound. Adobe Premiere editing software will be available for each crew during editing week.

If you're interested in getting academic credit, please meet with your advisor and contact us for more information.

Duration / Dates

* Cusco, Peru / June 3 - July 2, 2017
* Kathmandu, Nepal / June 10 - July 9, 2017
* Estelí, Nicaragua / July 8 - August 6, 2017
* Marrakech, Morocco / July 15 - August 13, 2017

Costs / Pay

Programs range from $3000-$3350. Prices include the following:

Pre-departure materials
Instruction in documentary storytelling and filmmaking
Production and editorial equipment rental
Shared lodging in traveler’s hotel or hostel
Two meals each day
Ground transportation in country for production
Office and meeting facility use
Group tourist excursion
Production legal documentation
Visa documentation
Access to a translator for production
Travel Health Insurance
One local cell phone for each crew
24/7 emergency assistance
One gear kit per crew for filming

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