Lorna

The Art of Digital Storytelling comes to Vancouver

Tell your digital story with the award-winning team of Lorna Boschman and Sebnem Ozpeta. Together we run through the steps of media creation: developing your script, gathering materials for editing, encouraging constructive feedback from others in the workshop, recording and re-recording your voice-over, refining your story using editing software, and exporting your digital story. Thinking [...] Read More

3 Tips on Listening for Digital Storytellers

We sometimes forget that one of the most important ways to support someone who is trying to tell a story is to listen. Deep and engaged listening is vital when learning about someone else’s point of view. 1. Listen with attention to a storyteller. Others can tell when your mind wanders and when you are […]

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Harris Taylor’s Agawa Canyon

Director Statement: As I grew up in the Algoma region of Northern Ontario, I developed a strong connection to the land. I continued to explore that connection as a writer and television producer in Yukon, the Eastern Arctic and British Columbia. The creation of Agawa Canyon was a great professional development opportunity to move from […]

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Verena Stefan’s just being

Verena Stefan, writer and director of just being, is a Swiss German writer, translator and Creative Writing teacher residing in Montreal since 1998. QUI MAITRISE LES VENTS CONNAIT SON CHEMIN, her latest French-language publication, will be released in March 2017. There is a French translation of her novel FREMDSCHLÄFER (Zurich, 2007) on Lesbian love, immigration […]

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Cleaning up scanned photos in Photoshop

Digital stories are often created by combining older photos with a freshly recorded voice-over using an editing software program. When people begin to gather photos for their stories, they may discover that some of their images or audio materials are not yet digital files. Today I share the Digital Stories.ca approach to digitizing archival photos. […]

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The first few Vancouver stories

I am beginning Digital Stories.ca as a way to connect with people who want to tell a digital story and also, with digital storytelling practitioners. My vision: Digital Stories.ca is a mobile production studio and exhibition site for Canadian digital stories, an art-centred resource for digital storytellers globally, and an organization offering face-to-face workshops using […]

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