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Media Adventure Courses & Expeditions

We’re adventure techno-geeks at Enodo, and we love all gadgets related to improving information exchange.  As part of any overseas school trip or expedition, Enodo offers an optional Media Adventure component for high school students interested in photography, filmmaking, video, journalism or a combination thereof.  Our Media Adventures aim to meet three objectives:
  1. 1.To provide students with an exciting, meaningful and inspiring overseas experience
  2. 2.To provide instruction and guidance in the areas of photography, videography and/or journalism
  3. 3.To provide a context for real ‘in-the-field’ work experience, where students must produce multi-media presentations reflecting good design and production techniques before a deadline
A carefully produced media-based project can greatly enhance any students Graduation Portfolio, and can help pave the way to a career in media.
Media Adventure Courses are divided into four phases:

Phase 1 – The Pre-Trip: Students who wish to join one of Enodo’s Media Adventure Courses will be required to first submit a portfolio of media-related work (video, still photography, art) for assessment by the Enodo Education Team. If the portfolio meets the Enodo criteria, the student may then enroll in one of the outgoing expeditions. One month prior to the expedition, student will complete required research and readings on multi-media and the target location, exchange information and start to build friendships online with fellow team members. The upcoming team assignments will also be discussed online.

Phase 2 – In-the-field Training & Coverage: Students are taken to and become familiar with a home-base, where much of the planning, compiling and editing of multi-media presentations take place. During the expedition, students will work in teams to gather material for multi-media presentation on a pre-determined aspect of the journey. This may include interviews, shooting video or still digital photography, and writing a script.

Phase 3 – Editing and Producing a Multi-media Presentation In-the-field: Back at home-base, students plan, compile and edit their team multi-media presentations. All restrictions/unforeseen events will be taken into account (for example, if torrential monsoon rains have knocked out the power in the Indian Himalayas or a landslide has delayed the group getting back to home-base by a day). Within two or three days the presentations are aired to an audience of students from a local school (i.e. Woodstock International School, in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India).

Phase 4 – Follow-up and Publication: It is Enodo’s intent to publish team-member contributions (both written and audio-visual). The launch pad is, of course, , where one can read articles and watch downstream video based on various expeditions, however, superior work may appear in recognized online publications like Babylon, Lonely Planet, and Bolivian Geographic. Furthermore, work produced may also be submitted to various national and/or world-wide contests, such as the International Peace Prize Contest in London, England.

Students who complete one of Enodo’s Media Adventure Courses are assessed on a scale from 1 to 5, five being the highest level of achievement. Placement on this scale can, in turn, be translated into a letter or percentage grade for the appropriate educational authority.

It should be noted that students who successfully complete an Media Adventure Course receive the Society certificate for that course, and are henceforth considered a lifetime member of the Enodo Society and will be included in mailing lists, future offers and may submit images and video from other expeditions/journeys to the Society stock image/video portion of the website and online magazine.
adventures Photo courtesy of David Starr, Grade 10 Ambergris caye, Belize