Learn to craft a compelling story, to engage your audience and spark action.
Get hands on with accessible technology and learn techniques to capture great footage and audio.
Get step-by-step guidance on how to edit footage on your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Discover best practice for sharing your story far and wide, through both online and offline channels.
Many thanks to the Queensland Government for supporting this project through the Queensland Social Enterprise Council.
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.
This course is being offered FREE by QSEC – Queensland Social Enterprise Council.
(The total course value is $1,250 AUD per organisation, including webinars, access to the learning portal, 1:1 consultation and support and access to editing software.)
This is a tricky question as it will completely depend on the story you are creating and your current skill level. However, the following is an estimate of how your time will be spent.
|1||Find Your Story||Story Canvas||approx. 2-3 hours|
|2||Make Your Story||Interview questions, shot list, practice footage||approx. 2-3 hours|
|3||None||Film your story!||Anywhere from 2 hrs to 1 day, depending on complexity of story and locations|
|4||Edit Your Story 1||Edit 1: interviews and cutaways||approx. 4 hours|
|5||Edit Your Story 2||Edit 2: Add music, titles and transitions||approx. 4 hours|
|6||Share Your Story||Simple outreach strategy & submit finalised film||approx. 4 hrs|
We will be scheduling the webinars on a Tuesday. However, we’ll run a Doodle poll with successful participants to finalise a time.
*Note – this software will be provided to you FREE for the duration of the program*
We recommend that you nominate two team members to participate in the program. We recommend this to be a combination of core team members, who know your story deeply, but also involving other team members who may be more interested in participating in the “tech” side of things (e.g. filming, and editing). They should also be able to commit the time allocated (see above). You could also consider volunteers, interns or student placements, or others particularly interested in digital media, who might get value out of participating in the course and learning the skills
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org – but hurry! Applications close July 5th.