StoryLab International Film Development Research Network collaborated with Dr David Robinson and his archeology team in applying the ethnomediaology methods developed in the StoryLab Malaysia, StoryLab Ghana and StoryLab Colombia workshops to deliver stakeholder engagement with their Wind Wolves Preserve archeology project.

This is a long standing archeology project excavating in the southern California mountains north of Los Angeles. Iakovos Panagopoulos MA, a PhD student of Professor Erik Knudsen at the University of Central Lancashire, coordinated and delivered a series of StoryLab workshops during June and early July 2018. Participants in these workshops included Wind Wolves Park Rangers, UCLan archeology students and members of the Tejon Native American tribal community.


Workshops Schedule

There were 3 groups, each participating in a complete set of workshops:


3 per group


Participants would meet and greet, followed by more expansive introductions. Iakovos Panagopoulos led an in class seminar on story and creativity, followed by practical exercises exploring Creativity and Story.


Participants started the development of stories in response to previous workshop.


Technical training on mobile shouting led by Iakovos Panagopoulos. After that the participants shot their short films on location.


Participants editing their films and this was followed by screenings and discussion.