ACMI Digital Storytelling Workshop


  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image Federation Square Melbourne Australia
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The Digital Storytelling program at ACMI guides people through the telling of a personal story using multimedia tools. Participants combine the audiovisual resources of their personal archives (photographs, video footage, text, music and sound) to produce a 3-4 minute personal story which they then narrate.

Digital storytelling is a form of personal, heartfelt expression that enables individuals, communities and organisations to reclaim their personal cultures and stories while exploring their artistic creativity.

The program provides the opportunity for organisations and communities to have a unique and powerful way to voice their message, while enriching the lives of the individuals who participate.  These projects have produced compelling stories that examine all elements of being human - love, loss, recovery, isolation and celebration. Participants have created tributes to important people in their lives, told stories of experiencing or recovery from illness and explored the place where they live.

The workshop takes place over two days:

Day One focuses on providing an overview of storytelling. Examples of digital stories are covered to help participants understand how to construct a digital story. The major focus is on how to synthesise a story in a short media format with an emphasis on covering emotional content from the storyteller's perspective.

On Day Two participants are introduced to the simple software programs they will use to create their stories. Other technical issues such as storyboarding, digitising story elements, introduction to editing systems and producing the digital story are covered. Great attention is given to time management, troubleshooting and prioritising the process to assure the participants achieve the goal of a completed project.

Further details

Tea, coffee and a range of lunch options can be purchased at the ACMI cafe or at other venues in and around Federation Square. 

Registrations open 8am, Tuesday 28 February. 

Click below to register!