Career Journeys Instruction

Start Here: the Career Journeys Production Guidebook

The “Career Journeys: Production Guidebook” developed for in-person workshops, aims to empower students with the skills necessary for effective storytelling through video production. It covers various fundamental aspects of documentary production, focusing on storytelling techniques, technical skills, and creative decisions to engage and connect with audiences.


Download the Career Journeys Production Guidebook

This guidebook is an invaluable resource for students venturing into video production, whether for educational projects, personal storytelling, or career development. It simplifies complex technical concepts, enhances creative thinking, and provides practical tips for producing high-quality video content. By following its comprehensive approach, students can learn to effectively communicate their ideas and stories, making their work stand out in a crowded media landscape.


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Elements of the Guidebook:

Storytelling Overview

Emphasizes storytelling as the core of video production, encouraging the use of personal style to share visions, thoughts, and feelings.

Intro to Technical Skills

Offers insights into camera settings like ISO, aperture, and shutter speed/angle, including their impacts on video quality and the storytelling process.

Creative Composition

Discusses the importance of composition in shots, including light exposure, color temperature, framing, depth, and more to make the content visually engaging.

Audio Considerations

Highlights the significance of clear audio capture using different microphones and techniques to ensure the documentary’s effectiveness.

Interview Techniques

Provides guidance on conducting interviews, including lighting setups and question framing to enhance the narrative.

Post-Production Tips

Shares tips on editing for style and substance, ensuring footage is usable, and adhering to aesthetic considerations like the rule of thirds.

Download the Career Journeys Production Guidebook

Unlock the Power of Storytelling in Your Students!

Are you looking to inspire your students with the art of storytelling through video production? The Career Journeys Workshop is designed to empower the next generation of storytellers, equipping them with the skills to share their unique perspectives and ideas through the powerful medium of documentary filmmaking.

Career Journeys Workshop Information:

Take a look inside a Career Journeys Workshop with our behind-the-scenes video, where we offer a glimpse into what it’s like to learn career journeys-style documentary filmmaking from the ground up!

What is the Career Journeys Workshop?

The Career Journeys Workshop is an immersive program designed to teach students the art of storytelling through video production. It covers everything from basic technical skills to advanced storytelling techniques, helping students to communicate their ideas effectively through documentary filmmaking.

Who should host a Career Journeys Workshop?

Schools, educational institutions, and partners interested in enhancing their curriculum with hands-on, creative, and career-oriented workshops are ideal hosts. It’s perfect for those looking to provide students with practical skills in media and film production, as well as insights into storytelling.

What will students learn from the workshop?

Students will learn a range of skills including but not limited to:

  • Documentary storytelling and narrative development
  • Technical aspects of video production such as camera settings, lighting, and audio recording
  • Creative composition and editing techniques
  • Interviewing skills and how to conduct them effectively

How do we host a Career Journeys Workshop?

Interested schools and partners can reach out through our contact form on our website or directly via email/phone (details provided on our contact page). Our team will guide you through the process, from planning to execution, ensuring a successful and impactful workshop.

Is there a cost to host the workshop?

Details regarding the cost depend on several factors such as workshop duration, location, and required resources. We encourage interested hosts to contact us for a tailored quote that meets your specific needs and budget.

Can the workshop be customized to our needs?

Yes, we offer flexible workshop modules that can be tailored to meet the specific educational goals and interests of your students. Our team works closely with hosts to ensure the workshop content is relevant and engaging.

Interested in hosting a workshop?
Text or Call the Career Journeys Storyline 503-957-0873