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.  

 

WORKSHOP CONTENT

  • 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.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • 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

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Workshop Details:

PREREQUISITES:    None

LENGTH: 2 hrs. weekly plus 1-on-1 support

DATES: To be announced

TIMES: To be announced

LOCATION: To be announced

CAPACITY: 10

TUITION: $225 + gst