KCOS, El Paso’s PBS station, PBS Digital Studios, and Destination El Paso seek digital storytellers for Season Four of their digital web series Only in El Paso.
Only in El Paso, launched in the summer of 2014 with 10 digital videos sharing stories of people and places you can experience only in El Paso. Since then each year has brought another exciting season. The successful YouTube channel now has nearly 900 subscribers and over 130,000 total views. View all the videos here.
We believe there are still MANY great local stories to be told, so we’ve made a commitment to Season Four of Only in El Paso. We are looking for filmmakers from the El Paso/Juarez area to create and share a short (3 minute) story about something that from their perspective is uniquely and positively El Paso. Suggested themes include but are not limited to: arts, food, traditions, history, music, language, economic growth, living on the border, local attractions and events. We want these episodes to resonate broadly- but they should feel totally fresh. What’s the one thing, place, person, or story in El Paso that you want the world to know about? And remember that the challenge is that the episode and topic will have both local appeal and an interest from a broader audience, since our series will also be shared national through PBS Digital Studios and highlighted by Destination El Paso, which supports tourism to our city. We encourage interested applicants to view the past videos to make sure they submit new and unique ideas.
Benefits to selected producers:
· Opportunity to share your video across a broader audience including: KCOS (El Paso PBS), Destination El Paso, and PBS Digital Studios.
· $750 stipend in exchange for your 3 minute video and all rights for its use.
· Media coverage of overall series and potentially your particular episode.
Expectations of producers:
· Must meet deadlines for storyboard, initial draft and subsequent edits until video meets KCOS review standards.
· That you have acquired rights to all video and audio content in your episode.
· Willingness to be part of digital promotions and Season Celebration event at Alamo Drafthouse El Paso.
Episodes for Only in El Paso Season Four will launch January – March 2018.
To apply, please download the application here.
Deadline for applications: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Midnight
10 digital storytellers will be selected for Season Four.
To submit application, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Only in El Paso, Season Four is made possible with support from The El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs Department.
We encourage you to check out all the videos from past seasons before you submit your application. Here are the individual epsiodes from Season 3, as well as playlists below to the prior seasons.
|The Architecture of Trost||Tony Dueñez|
|El Paso’s Star||Jake Bryant|
|Mud People: The Tigua Tribe for the Pueblo of Ysleta del Sur||Christian Montes|
|What El Paso Means to Me||Robert Tibuni|
|El Paso Boots||Ramón Villa-Hernández|
|Jennifer Han||Xavier Vazquez|
|Cleofas Calleros: An El Paso Visonary||Jesús Núñez|
|Matachines de San Lorenzo||Armando Rodriguez|
|Korea in El Paso||Christina Pietrowski|
|Fort Bliss History||Marcus Seegers|
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