Grab Your Camera and Get Involved!

WEIU-TV is looking to partner with the people of Effingham to capture the essence of the “Crossroads of America” with Effingham: This is Our Story. This planned television production is designed to allow our viewers to become involved with their public television station in a very meaningful way.

We're asking you, the local residents, to serve as our "storytellers" for this production; grab your video camera, cell phone, GoPro, Flip camera, or any other video recording device and capture the footage for your story idea.

We'll take it from there, editing your contributions into our final production. Every participant will be instrumental in forging partnerships between WEIU-TV and the communities like Effingham we serve.

Program Description

Dates to Remember

  • Saturday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. | WEIU Will Interview and Collect Stories

  • Thursday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | WEIU Will Interview and Collect Stories

  • Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. | Live Broadcast on WEIU-TV

The idea is to document the very best of the Effingham area. You, Effingham's residents, will record the people, places and happenings that relate to the story of your town.

Your stories and interviews will be gathered together, professionally edited, and broadcast on WEIU-TV. We feel this has the potential to be the most important production ever about Effingham.

What We're Looking For

Here are a few examples of what a finished story will look and sound like. These samples are from WPSU-TV. Storytellers in these samples provided the video shots and/or photographs. The interviews were filmed by WPSU and will be very similar to what WEIU will be filming in Effingham on Aug. 2 and 7.

WEIU will take the storyteller video and/or photos along with the interview from Aug. 2 or 7 and edit it together into the final story for the program. We'll also be adding music and name graphics on-screen to identify each on-camera interview. Once the individual stories are edited, WEIU edits them into a finished program, complete with show open and closing credits that list everyone involved in the production of the show, most importantly, our volunteer storytellers!

For tips on how to be one of our "storytellers", you can:


Questions?

Contact the Our Story project manager:

Jana Johnson
217-581-5956
weiu@weiu.net

Thanks to Our Underwriters!