'THE VOICE' program provides training in aspects of video production and communications technology. It also offers an opportunity for young indigenous people to explore their own culture through the eyes of the camera and have their own say on national television.
Over the next few years THE CREW will be taking part in a training exercise that will see youth media production units set up in city, regional and remote area country wide.
These units will make up the basis of a communications and production network that will encourage the documentation and exploration of indigenous language, culture and heritage.
SO YOU WANT TO BE ON TV?
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!!
If you would like your community to be considered for participation in this program - get in touch.
'THE CREW' can provide training on location and also provide ongoing assistance via SKYPE and other forms of web based networking.To take part in the program you need to have access to a Digital video camera and a simple form of editing.
Download the TAKING PART document in the RESOURCES section on this page .
THE VOICE program is supported by web based communications technologies including email, face book and video conferencing via SKYPE. This network is used to share ideas, successes, problems and trouble shoot solutions.
As you begin to take part in the project you will be given the relevant information to enable you to become part of the network.
To enable SKYPE communications you will need to set up a SKPE account. This account is free and secure. We do suggest however that its use is monitored. For more info follow the SKYPE link in the RESOURCES section on this page.
LIGHTS : CAMERA : ACTION!
'THE VOICE' VIDEO COMPETITION
Indigenous young people are invited to submit a 2min video clip about aspects of your life and your community.
You can submit as individuals, small groups or classes.
Entries close 20th May. Winners will be announced on THE CREW on SBS Television. Conditions apply. Download the COMPETITION INFORMATION PACK in the RESOURCES section on this page.
Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander culture dominated the Australian landscape for thousands of years before white people came to the country. 'THE CREW' recognizes this indigenous heritage as a very important and integral part of the fabric and history of our nation.
We live in a time when the language, custom, culture and history, in many indigenous communities, are in danger of being lost. Coincidentally we also live in the age of the information revolution with communications technology accessible as never before.
We have a unique window of opportunity to document language, custom, culture and history and in doing so help right the effects of past wrongs.
We would like to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Department of Environment, Heritage and the Arts - Indigenous Culture Support Program and for their support of this importance part 'THE CREW'.