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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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