Digital Storytelling — Germany

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Programme: ERASMUS+:, Key Action 1: training course

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Dates: 7—16 May 2022

National team size: 6

Please read the info-pack.

Hosting organisation: NGO Chance Berlin

Participating countries: Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain

Project description:

Digital Storytelling (Berkeley Method) is a participatory media approach based on the understanding that every person has a unique story to be told and shared with the world.

Storytelling workshop help people use simple, digital tools to create short videos that present their own perspectives on the topics that are important to them.

It is a mix of individual and group work that supports in-depth reflection and meaningful interactions to reach the main goal, which is to give voice to those who are not normally heard.

The project is designed help you understand the method and learn how to run workshops based on it in your local communities. As we strongly believe in learning by doing approach, during the training each of you will actually create your very own digital story! In this way you will be able to understand the process fully which later on will help you provide your participants with support and advice.

Apart from creating your own films, you will also go through a short facilitator’s training during which we will analyze the whole process and give you a chance to practice your new skills so that you will be well prepared for running your own storytelling workshops in the future.

F. A. Q.:

Do I have to be experienced in film making?
You don’t – the method is easy enough for people with no previous experience to take part. We will guide you step by step through the process so that you will end up creating your very first short film!

Do I have to know what story I am going to tell?
No, we will have a series of exercises to help you find the topic of your story so you don’t need to think about it before the training.

Does my story need to be on a specific topic?
No, during the project you are free to choose whatever topic that is important to you and that you are ready to talk about.

What is going to happen with my film? Who is going to see it?
It is always great to share the stories online for a wider public, but we will not do so without your permission. The story is yours and you are the only person deciding if it is going to be public or if you don’t want to share it with anyone.

Who are we looking for?

youth workers
trainers

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN VIDEO MAKING IS NOT REQUIRED.

  • Age: 20+
  • Who would like to use digital storytelling as a method to work with people with fewer opportunities, give voice to minorities and everyone who needs to be heard,.

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