The project aimed at multipliers active in youth work on a regular basis, either as professionals or volunteers. The goal was to help them understand the method and learn how to run workshops based on it in local communities.
Digital Storytelling (Berkeley Method) is a participatory media approach based on the understanding that every person has a unique story to be told and shared with the world. Storytelling workshop help people use simple, digital tools to create short videos that present their own perspectives on the topics that are important to them. It is a mix of individual and group work that supports in-depth reflection and meaningful interactions to reach the main goal, which is to give voice to those who are not normally heard.
During the first part of the training 18 participants from the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Portugal and Spain were busy with working on their scripts, voice recording, collecting pictures and photos, making and editing videos. In the middle of the project, participants had a celebration – screening of their digital stories, with popcorn and soft drinks. Each participant had a chance to introduce their movie and receive feedback after it was screened.
We watched many personal stories, about meaning of life, changes and challenges, army and cars, professional path, pains of growth and development, losses. The second part of the workshop was devoted to analyzing the method, learning exercise on creative shooting, collecting materials that could be used for future workshops.
At the last sessions, participants also had a chance to take the floor and organize their own skill shops:
-how to say “no” masterclass;
-neural network based art;
As the result of the project, each participant created their own story, with part of them later published in social media.
-digital competence, by using their phones and cameras to take pictures and shoot video, experienced technical nuances of recording their voice; they also learned to used video editing software on their laptops and phones;
-multilingual competences, by using English to communicate with each other, write sripts, record the voice and make subtitles;
-citizenship competence, by learning about living in EU countries at getting to know each other exercises, and each other’s stories.
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