April 2, 2024

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Are you a graduate student, faculty, or staff member at the University of Washington? Are you curious about showcasing your scholarly story or research to a broader audience? Are you interested in making a digital story–basically a short video—that will dazzle viewers?  

The UW Libraries are offering a fun, community based, 4-week online workshop focused on the process of digital storytelling. This totally free, online program will take you through the start-to-finish process of brainstorming your idea with others, writing a script for narration and production, recording your narration, creating and collecting digital materials for your video, putting everything together with easy-to-use beginner video editors like Clipchamp and iMovie, and, finally, getting feedback and recognition from supportive peers in an accepting learning environment. 

In this workshop, you can expect to: 

– Interact, exchange ideas, and give feedback to fellow UW digital storytellers in an interdisciplinary, relaxed, and empathetic learning environment. 
– Write a script for a short video. 
– Collect, create, and organize digital materials to realize that script—like recorded narrative, images, video, sound effects, and music.  
– Learn about Creative Commons, fair use, and copyright in media making. 
– Learn how to use beginners’ video editors like Clipchamp and iMovie. 
– Learn about making accessible media complete with captions and transcripts. 

Workshop Details: 

– The course will run from April 16 to May 7. 
– There will be four live Tuesday sessions hosted via zoom from 10:00am-12:00pm on April 16, April 23, April 30, and May 7. These sessions will not be recorded: please plan on attending all of them.  
– The amount of time you can spend on your digital stories is definitely open ended, but we believe that over the course of four weeks, you’ll probably spend 15-20 hours going through the process of attending classes, coming up with an idea, writing a script, collecting digital materials, putting everything together with a video editor, sharing your work with others, and finalizing and celebrating your finished digital story!  

Send questions to libstory@uw.edu. Learn more here: https://sites.uw.edu/libstory/