Welcome To The Goonj Creative Portal

I welcome you to this exciting project! Over the next 12 weeks we will be working together, learning together and creating together. Each week we will undertake a new project that is designed to help you grow as a creative individual. Collectively we will evolve as storytellers and bring the work of Goonj to life through photography, film, sound and design.

ALAN COMPTON   |   YOUR CREATIVE MENTOR

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BEFORE WE GET STARTED    |   HOW THIS WORKS

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Your 12-week program

Here are the 12 projects we will be doing over the next three months. Each week you will gain access to a new challenge that will teach you new creative skills and task you with completing a project using those skills. At the end of each week you will upload the project 'assets' you have produced and your creative mentor will give feedback to the group before moving onto the next task. We hope you enjoy the process and if you have any questions please get in touch.

VISUAL STORYTELLING

Project Start Date: April 13th 

Upload date: April 20th

This week we will look at the key basics of visual storytelling. Visual storytelling can help make complex stories easier to understand and, as a result, deliver a more impactful message.

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WEEK 1

WEEK 2

NATURAL LIGHT: PART 1

Project Start Date: April 20th 

Upload date: April 27th

This week we will be working with natural light - indoors. We will learn how to use light coming through from windows and doors to illuminate your scene and help tell your stories.

Access this project on April 20th

WEEK 3

NATURAL LIGHT: PART 2

Project Start Date: April 27th 

Upload date: May 4th

This week we will be working with natural light - outdoors. We will learn how to take pictures and shoot film in all weather conditions - utilizing natural light to help tell your stories.

Access this project on April 27th

WEEK 4

PORTRAITURE

Project Start Date: May 4th

Upload date: May 11th

This week we will be learning about and producing portraiture - capturing the soul and essence of humanity to help your stories connect on a human level.

Access this project on May 4th

WEEK 5

NEGATIVE SPACE

Project Start Date: May 11th

Upload date: May 18th

This week we will be producing images with negative/positive space in mind. This is a valuable lesson to learn as we start to create visual content that can be shared online to tell the stories of Goonj. 

Access this project on May 11th

WEEK 6

PRACTICAL LIGHTING

Project Start Date: May 18th

Upload date: May 25th

This week we will look at how you can incorporate 'practical lighting' into your images - lamps, light fixtures, television sets, street lamps, vehicle headlights and taillights, illuminated signs...

Access this project on May 18th

WEEK 7

CONTENT CREATION PART 1

Project Start Date: May 25th

Upload date: June 1st

This week we will be creating multi-media blog posts as we start to explore longer-format story-telling. We are now in the second half of this course and it is time to add more depth to our creative process!

Access this project on May 25th

WEEK 8

CONTENT CREATION PART 2

Project Start Date: June 1st

Upload date: June 8th

This week we will take the content from last week's blog and start building elements of a digital campaign. This is where we start to look at how we can connect with a wider audience.

Access this project on June 1st

WEEK 9

SIGHT & SOUND

Project Start Date: June 8th

Upload date: June 15th

This week we will explore the magical world of sound - we will visualize sound, talk about sound, and for those who can - we will get creative in the way that we record sound.

Access this project on June 8th

WEEK 10

DOCUMENTARY FILM PART 1

Project Start Date: June 15th

Upload date: June 22nd

This week we will learn more about documentary filmmaking and/or photography - learning to tell the story of your world through a sequence of moving/still images.

Access this project on June 15th

WEEK 11

DOCUMENTARY FILM PART 2

Project Start Date: June 22nd

Upload date: June 29th

This week we will continue working on the documentary project - widening our approach to add depth and detail to our films. This is almost the end of the course - time to put everything you have learned to work.

Access this project on June 22nd

WEEK 12

YOUR VOICE

Project Start Date: June 29th

Upload date: July 6th

In this final week I will be challenging you to think about and then express - your voice. What is your message and what is your way of communicating that message? 

Access this project on June 29th

© Alan Compton 2020