Stories for Impact – Stories After Dark
February – August 2021
Throughout 2021, Digital Storytellers will present a series of workshops around impact storytelling tools and approaches, and also more focused and topical sessions in collaboration with our program partners, Women 4 Climate Action Sydney, Nature For All Australia, Fighting Chance and IndigiSpace.
Come to one workshop, or come to them all!
|Date||Session||Focus||Link to Register|
|February 23rd||FIND Your Story||Using the Story Canvas to ground your story and building narratives that spark impact.||REGISTER HERE|
|March, 23rd||Impact Storytelling Focus: Women4Climate||Storytelling for Climate Action: bringing the human back into the story while navigating the politics.||REGISTER HERE|
|April 20th||EDIT Your Story||Create a powerful story in the editing suite and learn about all the newest technology to make editing easier.||REGISTER HERE|
|May 18th||Interviews & Vlogging||Film compelling interviews and ‘vlog style’ pieces-to-camera. This workshop will dive into interview design, conduct, content and cover the technical basics, including Zoom recordings||REGISTER HERE|
|June 15th||Visual Storytelling||Visual storytelling plays a key role in a world increasingly dominated by screens. This workshop blends creative exercises with practical methods to brainstorm, plan and produce effective images that show or symbolize your work.||REGISTER HERE|
|July, date TBC||Impact Storytelling Focus: Nature for All||Conservation Communication Strategies|
Creators, activists, entrepreneurs – communications experts and budding storytellers with a passion for social change – these workshops are for you! Open to anyone who would like to learn the power of storytelling, whether you are developing your elevator pitch, creating your communications plan, refining your grant applications, building your website or activating your social media platforms.
No prior experience is required. You will need access to internet connection, Zoom and a passion for social change. Certain workshops focused on filmmaking will require a smartphone. If you have never used Zoom before, you can download it here, and if you have any questions or trouble sourcing a smartphone or internet connection please get in touch with the Stories for Impact team.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, these workshops will now be held online via Zoom. The good news is that not only will this make the workshops safer and more accessible, it also allows us to make the most of all of the wonderful digital storytelling tools at our disposal and support as many people as possible to start telling their bold and beautiful new story in the world.
We hope to hold some of the future workshops in our beautiful Impact Story Lab in Darlinghurst and our base of operations – part of the City of Sydney Creative Spaces program.
Workshops will run for 90 minutes, from 6:30pm to 8pm AEDT.
Very much so! Workshops will be practical, hands-on and interactive – through break out groups and paired activities.
Registration is $20 per session, or $120 to attend all session.
This workshop is heavily subsidised thanks in part to the City of Sydney Nighttime Diversification grant.
Apart from some shiny new storytelling skills and a renewed sense of community and connection (because who doesn’t need that after 2020?!), you will also get access to:
Please see the registration page for each session.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
I absolutely loved the course! The programme brought different people with common goals together, providing a creative and inspiring setting to extend our storytelling skills. The process from story canvassing to filming and editing was much more straightforward than I anticipated and I found the whole experience very empowering. Kim and Tania were wonderful facilitators and the ongoing support was greatly appreciated and much needed… Seeing our shorts up on the big screen was also a great bonus to the programme!
I couldn't fault this workshop! It was run by experienced, capable facilitators who made everyone feel comfortable - even those who were nervous about the tech side. We got an excellent grounding in all aspects of making a story for impact and as a result our organisation now has a 'Digital Storytelling Team' of very keen volunteers ready to put it all into practice! Thank you for running such an excellent workshop.
A course where the skills are demonstrated beautifully by teachers as you learn. Adult learning with the true flexibility, support and accessibility that is needed at this time. Second to none content - top quality information and support. All available to me in rural Queensland.
The Stories for Impact course provided a wonderful opportunity to learn how to use mobile technology for the greater good. It stirred my creative juices, excited my want for new ways in which to carry on my work and it added to my skill set dragging me (not too reluctantly) into realising what a great tool this is for storytelling on multiple levels and how it can be used to produce meaningful work that otherwise might never be seen by a wider audience. I am so empowered by the skills I learned in this course.
“I enjoyed seeing the end results of everyone’s work (the videos we all made were excellent) and how practical and interactive the course was. I was most surprised that a total newbie like me could actually come away after 2 days with an actual clip that’s actually half-decent and feel totally inspired to create some more!”
Really enjoyed playing around and experimenting with different equipment and watching other material for inspiration. It’s hard to say what I enjoyed ‘most’ because it was all so so friggen awesome!
I attended a 3-hour workshop with the lovely Natasha and Julia as part of Sydney StartUp Week. Packed in as much as possible in 3 hours and left with loads of storytelling tips using basic equipment (iPhone, cheap microphones, dslrs). Would highly recommend. Thank you.