Thea Chaloner is a multimedia producer and adjunct professor at Temple University. She has 12 years of experience in public radio, and is a part-time Associate Producer at Fresh Air with Terry Gross (WHYY).  She's freelanced for This American Life, Storycorps, and The Washington Post, and works commercially as a voiceover actress. Her stories include reflections on 9/11, a visit to a prison culinary program, and a personal account of her relationship to her iPhone. She likes stories that make you stop washing the dishes and lean in.

Alex Schein  is a Multimedia Specialist at the University of Pennsylvania and part-time faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He serves as a consulting creative director for the African-American Policy Forum and has directed and produced numerous promotional films for organizations, independent artists, and institutions including Frack Action, Random House Publishing, and the Laura Flanders Show. His documentary film, Making Sense, profiles the rising maker and micro-manufacturing movement in Philadelphia and made its world premiere in New York City at the 2014 DOC NYC Film Festival.


Pocket Documentaries:  The Story is in Your Hands

Multimedia storytelling has emerged as a powerful and necessary platform for independent voices. Smartphone technology gives us all the power to document the world, but not everyone knows how to tell a gripping story. 

This intensive workshop will give you the basics in multimedia production using mobile devices. From interview techniques to shot composition to editing a strong narrative, participants will learn key fundamentals necessary to create compelling multimedia stories. Students will have the opportunity to work in teams or individually to edit a 3-minute audio slideshow (photo/audio) or video which will be screened at the Summer Camp performance on July 24th.

Possible projects might include: a digital poem, an audio slideshow of your community, or a multimedia diary of your camp experience.

No prior experience necessary. A smartphone is recommended but cameras and recording devices will be provided if needed.