Photography: Michelle Peek
REDLAB (Revisioning Differences Mobile Media Arts Lab) is both a physical space at the University of Guelph, and a state-of-the-art mobile media lab comprising sound and video recording equipment and 15 MacBook Pro computers loaded with video production and editing software.
Digital storytelling involves making 2–5 minute-long videos pairing audio recordings of personal and communal narratives with photographs, video clips, music, dance, artwork, and more over a 2-3 day process.
What is Digital Storytelling?
Who we work with
We work to support and equip academics, non-profit organizations, and professional networks with cutting edge technological tools and methodologies to tell meaningful stories. We specialize in the use of digital storytelling as a research method and as a tool for furthering conversations around advocacy, inclusion, and social change.
For examples of storytelling workshops we've worked on, please visit our storytelling workshops page.
What happens during A storytelling workshop?
Through the workshop, participants will:
Develop knowledge about digital storytelling in research and community action
Explore the possibilities of using arts-based methods for community dialogue, policy change, and personal growth
Examine the theory and practice around challenging dominant representations through art-making
Create an engaging digital story
WHat is included?
Consultation and/or collaboration in developing a curriculum to orient participants to the purpose of the workshop
Onsite facilitators for the duration of the entire 3-day workshop to help maintain a safe-space and support participants during the story development
Access to 15 MacBook Pro computers, fully equipped with sound and video recording and editing software
Onsite technical support during Day 2 and Day 3
Professional photographers and filmmakers to support participants’ creation of digital stories and to document the story development process
A private online album of all completed multimedia stories.