Relive the Social History of Your Region...
Source Media specialises in social history digital stories, documentaries and recordings for museums, galleries, libraries and exhibitors across Australia and Internationally. Our work has featured in The Shearer's Hall of Fame, The Powerhouse Museum, The State Library of Queensland and the Woodford Folk Festival among many others.
Source Media facilitate Digital Story Recording Workshops and Traditional Knowledge Recording for museum staff, regional museum officers and outreach personnel, indigenous groups, historians, students, teachers, and the general community.
We produce authentic videos for your council heritage project and work with you and your community in the process.
Digital Stories and Documentaries
Source Media produce documentaries for broadcast on television, websites, social media, exhibitions, museums, libraries, schools, knowledge centres and festivals. Our documentary work has featured on ABC Message Stick, Keeping Australia Alive, UNESCO Paris, Shear Outback, Powerhouse Museum and the State Library of Queensland.
We can work with you on your project to deliver culturally specific films created entirely in your location from local resources. Source Media have great experience working with storytellers, museum staff, historians, researchers, teachers, students and community alike to create unique social histories from inclusion in your collection and displays.
Digital Story Recording Workshops & Training
We offer Digital Story Recording Workshops across Australia. Our workshops cover interview recording and editing using cameras, microphones, laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Workshop participants are skilled up in the use of digital recording equipment and techniques enabling them to record their communities' stories themselves. This empowers individuals and communities to stay connected with relevant stories within their community and allows cross cultural exchange between all involved. Communities gain a feeling of ownership of their stories.
Museum staff. rangers, school teachers, students, indigenous groups attain skills in recording and editing high quality archival material for sharing across their communities and the global audience.
We teach to groups of up to 14 people in a hands on 1 day, 2 day or 5 day workshop. We also offer one on one training.
Retail & Educational DVD
Our very first forays in the heritage sector were when we received the Crow Award in 2001 from Wagga Wagga City Council where we produced a series of Digital Stories for exhibition, retail and educational DVD release at schools in the region.
Heritage Grant Funded Projects
The Blackall Woolscour secured funding from the Queensland Heritage Trails Network to produce two films to tell the unique story of the restoration of their iconic site and artesian bore driven machinery.
Lot 71 on the banks of the Maroochy River on the Sunshine Coast, is home to generations of Australian South Sea Islanders. This story has been developed with the DASSI and the State Library of Queensland as part of the SLQ Plantation Voices Exhibition.
Digital Story Workshops for Schools
Tambo Heritage Precinct in Queensland asked us to run a workshop with their local school to record and produce a series of stories for touch screen display in there Telegraph Museum. One relatively unknown story was the only Qantas crash...
Local Council Heritage
Sunshine Coast Council Heritage needed a series of Digital Stories to display within historic Bankfoot House. We recorded residents of the house and their memories of the generations of family members that have lived there.
Digital Story Workshops for Community
We ran a productive workshop in Dirranbandi Queensland for their River and Rail Precinct. Our oldest - and wisest - participant yet, recorded and edited her story of working with her father during the floods and snapping photos on her box camera.