What is a digital storytelling workshop?

At the heart of ReVision/REDLAB are digital storytelling workshops, where participants create 2 to 3 minute-long videos that pair audio recordings of personal stories with visuals (photos, short videos, artwork, and more.) Digital storytelling workshops typically take place over the course of three days, and they involve a review of the desired topic, a group discussion of individual experiences relative to the topic, and support for participants to create their own digital story. To conclude the workshop, participants are invited to share their stories with fellow participants in a final screening of their stories and each participant leaves the workshop with their own story.

 What is involved in our REDLAB Digital Storytelling Workshops?

  • Prior to the digital storytelling workshop, a short curriculum needs to be developed to help orient participants with the topic to be discussed. Depending on your specific needs, we can work with you to co-create this curriculum to ensure participants have a clear understanding of what you are hoping to achieve and learn through the workshop.
  • Day one of the workshop typically involves presenting the curriculum to the participants and working on building rapport with each other. Our experienced facilitators can help with all aspects of the process, collaborating with you in advance to help support the needs of your participants.
  • On the second day of the workshop, participants will begin working on their digital stories. Digital stories have the strongest impact on audiences when the message is clear, concise, and focused. Our facilitators will support each participant with the development of their story to help them capture the most meaningful pieces of their story. Participants will begin to assemble their digital story using one of the 15 MacBook Pro computers offered by REDLAB, with technical education and support being offered throughout.
  • On the third day, participants will work to finalize their digital stories. Participants who are comfortable with sharing their stories will be invited to have their story screened during the final group exhibition. Each participant will leave with their digital story.