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None of you made this very easy.

It was quite difficult in fact, having to choose just three people to join our team for Project: One Girl Uganda, the story that we’re partnering with One Girl on in late August. One Girl is an Australia-based organization that works to provide girls in Africa access to education, as well as business development skills and basic necessities to go to school, among other things. They first began their efforts in Sierra Leone, and are now expanding to Uganda.

Our team will be on the ground to tell that story, and we wanted to bring three of you Musers with us to be on our team. For the story, we’ll spend five days in Kampala, meeting people and using the MUSE to process to bring a story to fruition.

A very sincere thank you to all of you who used MUSE to share your incredible stories with us. edYour submissions were thoughtful and intentional and so appreciated. And while many people sent us stories, we could only invite three people to come with us.

Let’s look at the folks who will be joining us, their entries, and the game plan for Project: One Girl Uganda, with a special request at the end.

First, let’s meet the team…

Lindsay Nance

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Adam Chapman

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Ahmed El-Agha


Now that we know who we’ll be working with, let’s look at what we can expect.

Day One

On the first day we’ll arrive in Kampala, Uganda and attempt to get acclimated. The whole team will meet and put together an action plan for the next several days of pre-production and production.

Day Two

The second day of is entirely devoted to pre-production, specifically the first phase of MUSE. We’ll be listening for potential hearts of our story, the places these potential hearts exist, as well as conflicts that may be present, and choose our keywords.

Day Three

The third day is entirely devoted to pre-production, specifically the second phase of MUSE. We’ll be choosing our heart, picking out the places that heart exists, building out the story’s structure, and clearly define our purpose.

Day Four

The fourth day is devoted to production, and the first day that we pick up a camera. We’ll interview our heart and helpers and capture some shots for b-roll. At the end of the day the team will regroup and assess where we’re at what our needs are.

Day Five

The fifth day is also devoted to production. We’ll shoot any necessary pick-ups, look over the footage, and then celebrate with a wrap party. Then we’ll fly out the following day.

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And every day we’ll be shooting and documenting the work we’re doing to bring it back to you as a learning tool for MUSE. We’ll be able to isolate every step of MUSE we take and use it as a case study, with images, videos, and hyper relevant and informative summaries.

We’ll be shooting a story about educating girls and using that experience to educate storytellers.

So even if you won’t be joining us, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have an impact.

Goose, Stillmotion’s resident can-do-everything man, will be shooting behind-the-scenes, and we’d love your input as to what you’d like him to capture. What part of the process would you most like us to zoom in on?

Let us know what behind-the-scenes you’d like us to get of Project: One Girl Uganda in the comments below!


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