The Vancouver Sun wrote a piece about the Urban Screen and how our Digital Storytelling Workshop fits into the larger project.
SIGN UP FOR FREE URBAN SCREEN DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS
Become a part of the Urban Screen project. This spring, grunt gallery and EastVan Digital Stories join forces to work with Mount Pleasant residents who want to create short videos. Artists Lorna Boschman and Sebnem Ozpeta will host a series of six free weekly workshops at the gallery. The theme is Location. Create a digital story during the workshop by combining images, audio and/or video. We share technical fundamentals but, more importantly, through our group process you will be able to share your own authentic story. Selected videos from the workshops will be shown on grunt gallery’s Mount Pleasant Urban Screen and on digitalstories.ca. As works for the Urban Screen will not have sound, captions will replace audio. Videos shown on digitalstories.ca will have full audio and video and will have closed captions to make the work more accessible.
WHERE DO I START?
To sign up for a workshop, send an email to Lorna Boschman firstname.lastname@example.org. A maximum of four people can register per weekly workshop. We expect these workshops to fill up quickly. Please send in ASAP and please include your name, email address, phone/text number, and whether you live(d) or work in Mount Pleasant. Let us know which workshop date is best for you.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE WORKSHOP?
Each digital story will be from 1-3 minutes long. Bring 10+ photos or short video clips on a UBS stick or external hard drive. Or bring your old printed photos and we can scan them for you. Bring your ideas – you don’t have to have everything worked out. No technical experience is required.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE WORKSHOP?
We start with introductions and then begin to share our stories. Lorna and Sebnem talk about the process of transforming your idea into a digital story. We record audio with you, and Lorna puts the pieces together, editing in Adobe Premiere. Depending on the complexity of the project, we can wrap up the editing during the workshop, or finish it outside the workshop. Aside from recording sound during the workshop, it is up to you to bring in the photos or short video clips you will use in your story.
GRUNT GALLERY DIGITAL STORIES COMPLETED TO DATE
ARTISTS: Lorna Boschman & Sebnem Ozpeta
WHERE: grunt gallery, #116 – 350 East 2 Avenue
DATES: (12 – 4 PM each day)
- Saturday, April 14 (completed)
- Saturday, April 21 (completed)
- Sunday, May 6 (full)
- Sunday, May 13 (2 spots left)
- Sunday, May 20 (full)
- Sunday, June 10 (full)
FACILITATED BY: Kate Barry
Lorna Boschman has a long history as an experimental documentarist. She designed a digital storytelling workshop for Cancer’s Margins and founded DigitalStories.ca in 2018. She was the Vancouver Mayor’s 2016 Arts Award honouree for Film & New Media and chose Sebnem Ozpeta as the 2016 Emerging Artist for Film & New Media.
Sebnem Ozpeta is a Vancouver-based visual artist, video editor, and videographer. She studied graphic design in Turkey, where she was born and raised.