Media missions short course

A 3-week crash course in Christian digital storytelling that will make your head spin.

Kona, Hawaii | April 2, 2020 | $2,400*

* Excluding airfare

Tell stories that matter

Get hands on training in field reporting and post-production techniques through this three week intensive course for new media storytellers in the world of missions.


Meet the Instructors

Ben Fontaine

Craig Pulsifer

Joel Rogers

A "Hands On" Experience


Biblical principles of co-creating with God using state-of-the-art tools of digital storytelling.


Gain hands-on practical training from experienced mentors/instructors on the field.


Dive into the ugly but necessary world of Digital Asset Management and post-production basics.


The Fine Print

3 weeks intensive training

Week 1
AM: 9:00-12:30
Lectures: Pre-Production
Wednesday: Field trip
PM: 1:00 - 5:00
Outdoor Practicum: Photography
PM: 7:00 - 8:00
Data Edit & Gear Maintenance
Week 2
AM: 9:00-12:30
Lectures: Capture (Tools & Techniques)
Wednesday: Field trip
PM: 1:00 - 5:00
Outdoor Practicum: Photo + Audio & Video
PM: 7:00 - 8:00
Data Edit & Gear Maintenance
week 3
AM: 9:00-12:30
Lectures: Post-Production
Wednesday: Field trip
PM: 1:00 - 5:00
Outdoor Practicum: Audio & Video
PM: 7:00 - 8:00
Data Edit & Gear Maintenance


April 2, 2020 to April 24, 2020

*Dates subject to change


  • US$3,200. Includes food, accommodation, local travel, gear rentals and tuition. 

* Excluding airfare


  • Intermediate to advanced stills and/or video experience
  • An online portfolio of personal work for review (stills or motion)
  • Completed application* and health forms

* Application fees waived


  • Scholarships may be available upon application
  • Email for more information

  • Eligible for YWAM outreach credit
  • Potential internships and future service opportunities

The end goal

YWAM Ships' Media Missions short course lays out a biblical approach to communications (conveying truth and grace with integrity) while advancing an individual’s skill and confidence in the use of editorial reportage tools and techniques. You can expect long days of working alongside experienced mentors. You will go beyond the hardware and software of communications and further develop your ability to communicate clearly through cross-cultural and interpersonal dynamics because that’s what it takes to


Learn in beautiful Kona, Hawaii

Stay on our ocean front property, accommodation and food included!

Get More Info!

We'd love to answer any questions that you have, and get you on your way here!


School of Communication
& Digital Media Bootcamp

Tell stories that matter


Our Focus

We want you to discover God’s perspective FOR COMMUNICATING as you become passionate visual storytellers making a positive impact on today's generation - inside and outside the walls of the Church - through the production of quality content that is geared for today’s discerning multi-media audiences.

Dude, I'm in!

(Seating is limited, so get your butt here now.)