Lights! Camera! Action! at River Rally 2022

Thank you so much to the 40+ participants of Lights! Camera! Action!: Let’s Make a Video – Bold Bison’s workshop at River Rally 2022! It was amazing and inspiring to see such energetic engagement with our goal to create a video that would connect new audiences to water conservation.

We’re thrilled to share the final result of what we produced together – and please feel free to share with your own networks:

Please do reach out if you’re looking to connect with us – we’re always looking to continue the conversations we start at River Rally. You can find Brandon and Patrick on LinkedIn.

Thank you again for a great session, and we’re looking forward to River Rally 2023!

Brandon & Patrick

Summer 2022 Upcoming Workshops

We’re thrilled to share that Bold Bison will be on the road this summer at some of the country’s top conferences. Be sure to catch our session at the following!

River Rally | June 4-7, 2022
Washington, DC

Lights! Camera! Action!: Let’s Make a Video – In this highly interactive, hands-on workshop, we will together make a complete 3-minute video from start to finish. Throughout the session we will work as a group and in teams to create talking points for the video, film the video right there in the room, supplementing what we shoot with some pre-recorded footage and images, and finally edit the video projected on the room’s screen so that everyone can see how editing decisions are made.

Sunday, June 5 | 9:30am (Workshop Block A)

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Land Trust Alliance Webinar | June 8, 2022
Virtual

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Thinking Creatively About Branding – Between the accelerating impacts of climate change, a greater focus on equity, and the impacts of the pandemic many land trusts have fundamentally evolved their approach to their work. As a result, they’re often left feeling like their 10+ year-old branding just doesn’t quite reflect the work they’re doing for their communities today. Sound familiar?

Join us for a highly interactive and engaging workshop, where we’ll take a close look at what branding is (and isn’t); think through strategies to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your brand; and share a perspective on how to approach the idea of a brand update within your land trust.

Wednesday, June 8 | 1pm EST

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Northwest Land Camp | June 28-29, 2022
McMinnville, OR

Lights! Camera! Action!: Let’s Make a Video – In this highly interactive, hands-on workshop, we will together make a complete 3-minute video from start to finish. Throughout the session we will work as a group and in teams to create talking points for the video, film the video right there in the room, supplementing what we shoot with some pre-recorded footage and images, and finally edit the video projected on the room’s screen so that everyone can see how editing decisions are made.

Tuesday, June 28 | 1:15pm (Workshop Session 2)

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Land Trust Alliance Rally | September 15-17, 2022
New Orleans, LA

Storied Landscapes: What Making A Video Can Teach You About Your Land Trust – In November 2021, Bold Bison hopped in a car and traversed the Lone Star State, from Dallas to Houston to Austin to San Antonio to El Paso. Charged with the task of helping seven land trusts better understand how they can tell their organizations’ stories through video, we spent 10 days filming dawn to dusk with these land trusts, capturing just a snippet of their programs.

But in this brief moment, we heard incredible stories about the work of land trusts: how a land trust uses its access to real estate to support food justice in communities of color; how a community garden helped a family get back to normal after a years-long battle with cancer; how a preserve became a frontline for the humanitarian border crisis.

The stories speak to organizations that are so much more complex and intentional than a buy-protect-sell model for land trusts – and those are perspectives that must capture in our storytelling to connect with new audiences. In this thought-provoking workshop, participants will hear from their Texan counterparts to gain an understanding of how this video production process increased their storytelling capacity; boosted their communications confidence; and bolstered relationships with their partners and landowners.

Saturday, September 17 | 1:30pm

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