ONLINE DIGITAL STORTELLING

AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Meeting in the Story Circle

My students’ story-telling experience with Community Works  opened up a whole new world for them! They felt an instant connection and sense of trust with the  workshop facilitators which led them to share stories that came from the depths of their hearts. The students’ greatest source of fulfillment from the workshop came from the feeling of “family” that they developed with fellow participants.  - Jaime Friesen-Pankratz, Head Teacher, Regional Connections Inc., Winkler, MB

 

WORKSHOP CONTENT

 

In this workshop small groups of participants will:

 

  • Learn the components of effective storytelling through lecture and screened examples

  • Explore first person stories in a story circle

  • Create 250 - 450 word story scripts and record them as voiceovers

  • Gather/create images  and music/sounds

  • Learn WeVideo video editing

  • Integrate voiceover, images and sound tracks with WeVideo

 

The workshop will end with a screening of participants’ stories.

 

The workshop process we follow is used internationally by health and social service providers,  educators, and oral history researchers, and by groups committed to building  safer, more just, and healthier communities.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

  • 2 hour weekly sessions for 6 weeks

  • Up to 4 hours of individual meetings with facilitators

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

These workshops are for anyone and everyone who believes that we all have stories that are waiting to be told and that the stories we tell from our own lives matter.

WORKSHOP SIZE:

We restrict the size of each workshop to 6 participants to ensure that each storyteller has the support they need to explore and craft their digital story to their own satisfaction.

REQUIREMENTS

You will need a computer (Mac, PC, Chromebook) with an internet connection and updated web browser.

 

You can expect to spend approximately 24 hours, give or take, over the course of 6 weeks.This includes group and individual tutorials and independent work.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and instructions about how to prepare for the workshop and how to access WeVideo editing software.

​TUITION:  $450 each workshop (CND funds)

 

NOTE: Subsidized spaces will be set aside for storytellers with limited income and without access to organizational subsidies.

NOTE:  If your organization has 4-6 individuals who would like to explore stories on a specific theme, we can deliver a customized workshop for you.

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES and THEMES

[Note:  All times are Central Time]

Theme: Home and Community

Six FRIDAYS, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Oct. 30 to Dec. 4, 2020

​Theme: Our Connection to the Earth

Six MONDAYS, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Nov. 16 to Dec. 21, 2020

Theme: Let Justice Roll

Six SATURDAYS, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jan. 9 to Feb. 13, 2021

Theme: Gender and Identity

Six FRIDAYS,  2:30 - 4:30 pm

Feb. 19 to Mar. 26, 2021

Theme: Voices of the Grandparents

Six TUESDAYS, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Apr. 6 to May 11, 2021

Designed by Adam Fainman