Create your own Mela footage with Our Version Media

Published on: 5 July 2024

Our Version Media will be running their free Roving Reporter workshops at this year’s Southampton Mela Festival. In this interactive workshop, festival-goers can learn how to use their smartphone to film, edit and present event coverage – like a pro! Participants will be shown how to capture great Mela footage and how to interview visitors, stallholders and performers. They’ll also be shown how to put it all together to make a video that showcases all the fun and excitement of the Mela!

Our Version Media® CIC is a Southampton-based social enterprise that’s amplifying Black and under-represented voices.

Founded by an ex-TV news journalist, Our Version Media is challenging mainstream media’s negative narratives by teaching people media and journalism skills to tell and share their own, authentic stories using digital media.

Our Version Media is turning individuals and communities into digital content creators. This is making positive stories more visible and empowering communities to rightfully reclaim the narrative of stories told about them.

It’s an exciting and fast-paced workshop! To take part you:

  • Must be over 16
  • Must be a Southampton resident in the SO14-SO19 areas
  • Must have a smartphone with a working camera and microphone
  • Must know how to use your smartphone’s camera to film (even a basic video)

Just head to Our Version Media’s gazebo to sign up. Places are limited.

For more about Our Version Media, follow them on social media @ourversionmedia

Where: Near the Art Tent

When: Workshops start on the hour between 1:00pm and 4:00pm