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 of making an experimental work, short documentary or digital story, music video or book trailer? We’d love to work with you – these are all variations on the theme of digital storytelling! Maximum of 6 students per class so there is time for everyone to complete a short video project, suitable for sharing online.

Spring 2017 Schedule
20 hour weekend workshops
Location: East Vancouver. Cost: $400
  • March 4-5 and 18-19, 12-5pm
  • March 25-26 and April 8-9, 12-5pm

How do I join the workshop?

For more information or to reserve your spot, email lorna@digitalstories.ca

Call or text: 778-321-7951

Is the Art of Digital Storytelling for me?

You know a little bit about computers and want to make a short video to share on social media.

For you, the workshop is about crafting a story and letting the storytelling instructor(s) edit your digital story, under your direction.

You’ll create your own digital story by reflecting on each version and telling your instructor/editor what you’d like to change.

You are someone who has created media works in the past but you need more practice using editing software.

For you, the workshop is about developing your story as you learn new software.

You will install the free trial version of Adobe Premiere Pro (Mac or PC) or Apple’s Final Cut Pro onto your own computer during the workshop period.

You have been editing for years but have been feeling stuck creatively.

For you, the workshop is about getting feedback on a project while editing on your own system on software you are familiar with.

You are confident technically but want feedback from others in the group. You and the instructor(s) will work together on advanced elements of your project.

Before the Workshop

  1. First imagine yourself as a director with a crew able to help you create a digital story
  2. Think about the story you want to tell and who you are trying to reach
  3. Write down your story ideas, including visuals, sound and titles. A short paragraph gives you a place to start if you are a first time director
  4. Remember that stories change once you put the pieces together
  5. Print your notes (or script) and bring a copy to the workshop
  6. Locate and copy any images and/or video files you imagine being part of your story onto a USB memory stick or external drive
  7. If you are learning to edit during the workshop, bring your laptop and load your files onto a folder on the desktop

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