The European Forest Institute and the Global Editors Network are inviting 10 journalists from Europe (and beyond) to a pilot project for learning 360° video, specifically with the goal of covering climate change and its effects.

A total of 10 journalists and producers from 10 media houses based in Europe and beyond will be invited to a bootcamp that offers a training on climate change storytelling, as well as a 101 crash course on 360° video filming and post-production. To offer a unique first-hand experience in producing a story focusing on how the local communities are being affected by climate change, the bootcamp will take place in the extreme north of Finland, where the Sami people, the indigenous communities in Lapland, live.

After the in-field bootcamp, the programme gathers scientists and 360-degree video experts to support the participants in developing, iterating and publishing a story within a 3-month period. The final projects will be showcased at the GEN Summit in Lisbon on 30 May – 1 June 2018, both on the conference main stage and in the GEN Dome, an immersive storytelling-focused exhibition.

The program is aimed at journalists or producers:

  • with (near to) zero or little experience with 360-video storytelling
  • committed to publish at least one 360-degree video before the GEN 2018 Summit
  • who cover climate change-related topics, including human stories
  • are excited about immersive storytelling, but need support to get started
  • are able to travel to Ivalo, Finland, on 1-2 February 2018
  •  can travel on foot and are ready for the challenge of being in cold weather (down to -35°C!)

Deadline for application is 18, December 2017.

Further details and the instructions for applying are available on the Lookout360° website