Have a story to tell or know someone with a story? We’re here to help!
Shot By Shot staff are available to help you personally with your written story. We work with you and can even interview you by phone, help you select photos, do the layout, etc. If you’re in the SF Bay Area, we may also be able to video record your story. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about our process. We’re happy to help!
Want to try a video story on your own? These easy-to-use tools will help you get started. Aim for 3-4 minutes.
Complete Kits for Creating a Video
- Tell Your Own Story Kit – Tell and videotape your own story.
- Interviewer’s Kit – Interview someone with a disease story. Includes videotaping tips.
- Interviewer’s Kit: Easy Start Version – The bare bones, essentials of interviewing. Does not include videotaping tips or extra tools.
- Videographer’s Kit – More detailed advice on videotaping a story.
Complete Kit for Written and Audio Stories
- Written and Audio Story Kit – Write or create an audio recording of your story in a clear and moving way.
Individual Tools for Creating a Shot by Shot Story
The following tools are also found in the complete kits:
- Consent and Release Agreement – A legal permission for the California Immunization Coalition and its partners to use your story, video, and photos for education, training, and public awareness campaigns.
- On-Camera Identification – To be read on-camera at the beginning of a video.
- Storytelling Quick Tips – Tips to help you get the best results when you tell your story, or interview someone.
- List of Questions – Sample questions to ask someone you are interviewing.
- Tell Your Story Worksheet – Questions to help you prepare and outline your story.
Where To Look for Shot-by-Shot Stories
Share this Shot by Shot flyer with people who may be interested in telling their story. Don’t know anyone with a vaccine-preventable disease story? Here are some places to find people with stories to share:
- Older Generation: Ask someone from an older generation, such as parents or grandparents. Try contacting a local senior center or a community group like the Elks or Shriners.
- Support Groups: Contact a local support or survivor’s group. Some groups already share stories online. Ask if they’d like to share with Shot by Shot, too. See the links page for group contacts.
- Doctors and Nurses: Ask a doctor or nurse to tell you about diseases they’ve seen recently or in the past. Some older practitioners have seen many cases of vaccine-preventable diseases and have stories to tell. Ask if they know someone now who they could refer to you. (Give your contact information so their patient can get in touch with you. Or, see if the medical professional wants to conduct the interview or if the patient wants to tell his/her own story.)
- Film Students: Want help with videotaping? Try contacting your local college see if there are film students who might want to help the effort.