Tune In Not Out
www.tuneinnotout.com is an award winning (Official Honoree in the 2011 Webby Awards) portal style website for young people aged 16–25. It provides information via videos, real stories, blogs and factsheets to assist them to navigate life’s challenges. Topics covered include:
- Sexual Health
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- School, College, Uni
- Mental Health
- Health + more
The content on the site is generated through Tune In Not Out’s portfolio of content partners which include; Reach Out, Headspace, NCPIC, Youth Projects, Love: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly plus more.
It also features stories and videos made by young people via the sites’ virtual production studio or video production workshops.
The project has an active group of Youth Content Producers who are keen to be involved in the creating of content for the website. Each week blogs are posted created by these young people discussing a range of topics from careers to sexual health and relationships.
The project is an initiative of the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation and the Drug Education Network.
Tune In Not Out has promotional postcards for distribution across Australia – contact TINO to order some.
Video Production Workshops
These workshops aim to engage young people to produce digital media (videos, audio productions, animation, imagery, written work etc) on any issue related to life’s challenges. The videos produced are considered for inclusion on the website. Find our more in the section below.
Train the Facilitator Training
Tune In Not Out offers training to professionals such as teachers and community service workers to provide them with the skills and key resources to undertake a workshop in their community. Contact TINO for further information
Train the Facilitator
The aim of the TINO Train the Facilitators Program (TTF) is to train exceptional facilitators who are able to utilise the Video Production Workshops in their work with young people, as a fun and creative way of engaging them in health and wellbeing issues. This in turn will assist young people to navigate life’s challenges.
It is important to TINO that the project lives on past the facilitator’s course and that schools and services use it as a method of engaging young people about health and wellbeing topics. The course will give participants new skills and knowledge about:
- Video production skills such as story boarding and key film making principles
- Utilising technology to engage young people
- Using creative activities designed to engage young people
- Excellent facilitation skills needed to engage young people and peer learning
- Tune In Not Out website and resources available
- Evidenced based information
- Your own creativity
- Basic project management skills
- Short film making
All participants who complete the course will leave the 2 day course with a facilitator’s pack which consists of: A comprehensive Facilitator’s Guide
- A DVD with all the forms and presentations required to run a session
- TINO goodies
- Follow-up telephone based mentoring
- A goal to implementing a Video Production Workshop
- An enthusiasm for film making and working with young people
Our aim is to train not just good facilitators, but to train exceptional facilitators. We want you to be able to bring out the creativity in the young people and help them discover thinking outside the square. This is by far one of the success factors that will produce great outcomes when creating the videos. However this requires you to step outside your own comfort zone and get creative!
Why do this course?
Well you may not be guaranteed an academy award after this course but it does come with some pretty awesome benefits. Not only will you leave the course with the benefits mentioned above, but you will also leave with your own short film, and a confidence that will allow you to assist others to take the Directors chair. This course is refreshing because it’s not the same old thing; it’s an exciting way to do our work that allows us and the young people to be creative and engaging with health and wellbeing. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore your creative side – we know it’s there. Here is what a 2010 participant had to say:
Attending the TINO course was a fantastic opportunity to extend my skills in a new direction. I have been able to apply them in practical ways to my everyday activities with young people, helping them with film making and editing their films. I would recommend the course to anyone who is thinking about making a film and has no idea how to get started or to those who need to ‘catch up’ with the skills of the young people in their programs. Vicki Lead On Ballarat.
For further information contact TINO (see below).
From July 2012, all training will be conducted by TINO
Check out this video created in our May 2011 training
Video Production Workshops
A Video Production Workshop is a comprehensive program that enables participants to create a short video using a method of their choice (video, audio, animation etc) on a topic related to navigating life’s challenges. This video will then be considered for inclusion on the TINO website.
The aim of a workshop is for the young people to:
- Learn about the TINO website & resources
- Undertake research including a short topic presentation
- Learn and apply video production skills such as story boarding and key film making principles
- Use video production equipment to create a short video
- Undertake editing tasks to export a complete video
- Develop skills such as creativity, problem solving, analytical and logical thinking, planning and social skills, self esteem
- and team work
- Increase awareness of a number of social and health related issues
All factual information within the video should be designed from a solution based perspective, aiming to give young people information on overcoming or managing an issue. In terms of creativity – the sky is the limit!
The more engaging, entertaining and informative the completed video is, the more viewers it will attract.
The workshop, is broken down into activities and requires a minimum of two 9 am -4 pm days, However more time allows more creativity and is highly recommended.
For all enquiries regarding the Tune In Not Out website, including partnerships, marketing, training and facilitator workshops contact
Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation
Tel: 03 6265 8732