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    Stories For Impact Workshop with Digital Storytellers (November - Sydney)

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    Event description

    Are you ready to unlock your inner storyteller?

    Join the passionate team from Digital Storytellers and learn how to FIND, MAKE, EDIT and SHARE video stories for your project, cause or organisation. You'll deep-dive into digital storytelling for impact, get hands-on with the latest tools for creating films using your smartphone or tablet and teach you a straightforward way of editing on your smartphone or tablet. By the end of the day you will have created a practice video and have the skills to continue creating short, sharp and shareable stories in the future. 

    Whether you're a social entrepreneur, working in comms at a nonprofit or just have a story to tell you'll leave this workshop with the tools & skills to share your impact story with the world. 

    Your Impact Storytelling journey begins here! 

    What You'll Learn:

    • How to use our Story Canvas tool to brainstorm story ideas and develop an effective storytelling strategy
    • Useful narrative frameworks for social impact stories
    • How to use your phone or tablet to record good quality interviews, dynamic footage and audio 
    • Tools for planning your story 
    • How to edit short, sharp and shareable videos on your smartphone or tablet 
    • An understanding of how to approach impact storytelling with ethics at the forefront 

    See what our students have created:  

    George St Neighbourhood Centre - CALD Women’s Club  

    Please note:

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are welcomed at no cost. We pay respects to the traditional custodians on whose land this event takes place. Sovereignty was never ceded. Please email sfi@digitalstorytellers.com.au to let us know you'll be attending. Learn more about Pay the Rent here.

    Participant Feedback

    “ I walked into the room not having a clue how to put together a video and by the end of the weekend felt I had a grasp on a really useful new skill. We’ve made a couple of videos for our organisation and are already starting to see how much difference its making to our comms. Doing the program through the Environmental Film Festival meant we got the chance to meet some amazing young change makers and we’re looking forward to see what all the other participants have been up to”

    – Sophie Lamond, Fair Food Challenge

    "What a fantastic workshop that allowed for optimal practical and theory application of video creating, which for a complete beginner was perfect. Loved the fact that at the end of the course I could and did make a video!"

    - Participant, Sydney 2-Day Intensive 

    FAQs

    What level of experience is this workshop suitable for?

    This workshop is suitable for those with no experience creating film or video content. It is also suitable for more experienced content creators who would like to learn more about Digital Storytellers' processes and approach. 

    What do I need to bring?

    • Your smartphone or tablet 
    • A charger for your device
    • Headphones

    Which editing software will we use?

    • We'll be getting hands-on with Kinemaster. However we will also discuss programs and processes for use on computers. Our online course (available with early-bird registration and the smartphone filmmaking kit) has video tutorials for 5 different editing software options, including on computer. 

    Other questions?

    Email sfi@digitalstorytellers.com.au


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