Vermont Folklife Center to offer storytelling workshop

MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center will offer the workshop “Vox Pop,” on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Folklife Center, 88 Main St. in Middlebury.
“Vox pop” from the Latin phrase “vox populi,” means “voice of the people.” In the context of media-making and storytelling, the vox pop is used to hear many different answers to the same question. The workshop will use the vox pop as an entry point to learn the concepts and methods behind interviewing, audio-recording and audio-editing. It will also focus on how vox pops and other audio stories can be shared through podcasting and other audio-based platforms.
Participants will put their skills to work immediately when they hit the streets to practice interviewing folks around Middlebury, and then come back and begin the process of editing their vox pop recordings into a short audio piece. By the end of the day they will have learned the basics of interviewing, audio recording and editing as well as ideas for how to share and distribute your audio.
This workshop is intended for anyone interested in developing collaborative documentary or digital storytelling skills. This includes students, community members, staff members of organizations doing cultural, community and social-service work or anyone looking to make a first effort at media production. No prior experience is needed.
For more information: go to vtfolklife.org.

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