Services

Some of our programs and services…

Designing the Custom Digital Storytelling Workshop

We work closely with partners to determine what methods will best suit their goals. Questions about desired outcomes, story themes, technology resource availability, and plans for story sharing guide our custom program development process. Our staff has a wealth of experience in teaching, marketing and communications, and program implementation within a wide range of sectors, including public health, social services, K-12, adult education, visual and performing arts, broadcast media, international development, team building, youth empowerment and organizing, substance abuse and trauma intervention, human rights, and more. We incorporate media literacy, team building, multimedia production, and social issues into effective digital storytelling workshops.

Photography

Participants will learn the basics of photography including aesthetics, composition, and editing and preparing for final exhibit of their artwork.

Storytelling with Audio

Participants will explore and create this new kind of storytelling by learning how to add music, voices, interviews, and narration to their photographs. We will learn and practice interviewing and doing narration. We will incorporate an interview project to provide an opportunity to put this all into practice. Back in class, we edit our images and interview together to create powerful multi-media stories, from simple slide shows with music to stories with audio tracks and interviews. A final screening of participants’ work is celebrated with family and community.

Digital Storytelling Workshops: Introduction and Advanced

Digital stories are brief first person videos created by combining age-old storytelling narrative practice with modern-day technology and digital media.

The goal of the workshop is to design and produce a 2-4 minute digital story centered around the personal narrative. Participants are given materials prior to the workshop to assist them in preparation, including suggestions of limits in script duration, and number of images.  A final screening of participants’ work is celebrated with family and community.

Personal Digital Legacies

Digital stories are brief first person videos created by combining age-old storytelling narrative practice with modern-day technology and digital media.

The goal of this workshop is to work with individuals who are interested in creating their digital story centered around their personal legacy, but may not be interested in learning the technology or techniques.

Creative Photography

Learn the basics of photography and creative writing to create your photo essay.

This series will combine photography basics such as aesthetics, composition, editing and creative writing exercises and discussion. As part of the completion participants learn how to prepare and organize a community exhibit.

Exploring Careers in the Arts

Participants will explore and discover career opportunities in the arts.  The goal is to teach participants how to research, network and prepare for a career in the arts.

Community Mapping

Starting with photography and integrating writing, community mapping is a project that can be build upon to further engage members of the community.

Neighborhood mapping helps community members to research, locate and identify assets for getting involved and making positive changes in their neighborhood and helps  encourage and promote neighborhood business and the idea of “shopping locally”; community mapping is one way to support local businesses.

Altered Book Exchange – An altered book is any book, old or new, that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art. Altering can include (but is not limited to) painting, embossing, collaging, and rubber-stamping individual pages.