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Digital Storytelling Workshop for Adults - May 7 & 14

Need more facility using media on the web for projects with your students? Want to improve your organization's website with more vivid messaging? Expand your media skills with this workshop that helps you incorporate photographs, text, and music in a digital platform while introducing you to audio recordings and even video if time allows.

When: Spring Workshop - Saturdays, May 7 & 14, 10 am - 5 pm

Where: Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon; 503-896-5002.

Cost/Registration: $175; To register, please download the registration form below, complete and send with payment to: Digital Storytelling Workshop for Adults, Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97204. Registrations must be received by April 29, 2011. Class size is limited.

Who: For ages 18 and older.

Materials needed: One digital camera per student; a digital recorder that records in either WAV or MP3 format. It is very important that the recorder has a download function and can be transferred to a laptop computer. Recommended: SONY ICDPX820 Digital Voice Recorder/Reg or the Olympus VN-8100PC Digital Voice Recorder; and 1 USB Memory Stick.

Digital Storytelling is an evolving concept and medium that puts the creative power of authorship in the hands of everyday citizens. A digital story can be as simple as an audio slide show posted on a blog, or as complicated as a video-narrative that combines still images, moving images, audio voice over, music and/or ambient sound.

This class will examine digital storytelling in the form of a short narrative piece, created by one or more people with a particular point of view, story to tell, or perspective on an issue. Using a hands-on curriculum, participants will discover various modes of expression using photography, audio recordings, text and video (where time allows). Workshop students will produce one digital story.

Instructor: Born in Mexico and raised primarily in the Chicago area, Rebeca Beeman attended Lewis & Clark College where she studied Sociology/Anthropology and Latin American Studies. In addition to her documentary photography and film pursuits, Rebeca has worked in international education and international community development and has lived and worked abroad. In 2009 she completed a certificate in documentary photography through the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. Rebeca recently returned to Portland, Oregon after living in Mexico where she conducted digital storytelling workshops and seminars for all ages in both English and Spanish.



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