THAT REMINDS ME OF A STORY 2
Exploring Stories through Imagery
We humans are carriers and gatherers of a multitude of stories. We hold these stories in our hearts and minds and often use visual representations – drawings, painting, photos, film… to capture, and later evoke those memories.
In this workshop participants will learn how to compose a compelling video image track that supports and enhances a voiced story.
Using best practices in personal storytelling and expertise in on-line digital editing, experienced facilitators will help participants explore the stories captured in imagery, and learn to manipulate images digitally to add layers of meaning to a story.
This workshop includes:
Presentations and discussions on the use of images to tell stories
Screenings of digital stories that demonstrate effective use of images and visual composition
Introduction to the basics of the WeVideo digital editing program
Recording voicetracks and audio editing
Laying out audio and image tracks, including music and ambient sound
Editing and animating images, including cropping, ‘Ken Burns’ effect, collaging, spit-screens, etc.
Adding and editing text: titles, credits, dedications, captions
1-on-1 mentorship on request
The workshop will end with a screening of participants’ draft videos
Participants will bring to the first session a short written piece (250 – 500 words) to record as a “voiceover” narration. The text can be a treasured poem, a short story, or a section of a story. It can be something written by the participant or by another author.
The 6 hour course will be delivered online, using Zoom video conferencing. The digital editing program used in the workshop is WeVideo; it is a powerful, easy-to-use program for creating and editing videos. Each participant will be provided with their own WeVideo account for the duration of the workshop.
Requirements: Desktop, laptop or larger tablet computer with stable broadband internet access, and Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera 15+ or Microsoft Edge web browser. Basic computer skills. Previous experience with video editing software is not necessary.
This workshop is for:
Participants from That Reminds Me of a Story 1 workshop who want to create a video of their written story
Community groups, not for profit organizations, and faith and cultural groups, whose members want to create digital stories about their lives and work
Anyone interested in learning creative applications of WeVideo editing software
LENGTH: 2 hrs. weekly plus 1-on-1 support
DATES: 3 Thursdays, April 29, May 6 & 13, 2021
TIMES 6:00 to 8:00 pm Central Time
LOCATION: Online via Zoom video conferencing
TUITION: $225 + gst