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Regional Digital Storytelling Workshop


Do you love telling stories? Do you want to become a social media superstar? You are in the right place! The next Digital Storytelling Workshop is being held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina August 5-11, 2014. Apply now to learn basic videography, photography, storytelling, interviewing and social media skills.

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What is the Regional Digital Storytelling Workshop?

In today's multimedia world, community organizing and development require a range of communication and media skills, reaching out to audiences over a variety of platforms. This training will not only allow participants to enhance and expand their technical and social media skills, but will also explore time-tested communication and storytelling techniques, focusing on creating accessible messages for both local and international audiences.

See videos and multimedia blogs from previous workshops!

Editing Software

Participating in the Digital Storytelling Live Stream?
You can download a free trial of the video editing software that all workshop participants will be using so that you can create your own multimedia projects at home!

Adobe Premiere Elements 11

Meet the Trainers:

Austin Haeberle is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, educator and new media producer. As a New York-based digital journalist for the United Nations, his work has appeared on PBS, the Independent Film Channel, CNN, Current TV, Link TV and broadcasts worldwide. He founded the Listen Up! Youth Media Network, which provided support and created media projects with youth filmmakers around the world, including a Peabody Award for “Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet.” He has conducted media workshops in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America as well as North America.

Wendy Jacques is a journalist, and multimedia producer, focusing on human rights and the environment.  In Guatemala, she co-founded Centro Ixim, providing media training for Mayan communities. With The Fund for Peace, she managed training projects in Central America, publishing materials on media strategies for grassroots human rights groups. From 2004-2008 she edited Amnesty International's “Fourth R” journal on human rights education and develops curricula for the City University of New York (CUNY) Research Foundation. At the United Nations, Wendy designs and facilitates multimedia trainings for visiting Mideast journalists. Recent projects have taken her to Costa Rica, where she trained groups in documentary production and co-produced Green vs. Gold, a television report about the environment cost of gold mining in Costa Rica.

Heidi Whitus Klein is a digital artist and media arts teacher at Communications Arts High School in San Antonio, TX. And when she’s not in the classroom with her students, she’s traveling the world over — Southeast Asia, Morocco, Mexico, Central America, and Europe. She teaches digital animation, video production, and web design using the latest digital solutions, and her students have won regional, state and national recognition for their video and multimedia projects.

Erin Williams is a producer and media educator whose work has focused on multicultural issues and religious diversity. She previously worked for Interfaith Youth Core, developing programs and media training, and creating short films. Erin's recent projects include outreach and social media for the PBS film, The Light In Her Eyes, which profiles a female Qur'an teacher in Syria. She is currently developing a youth film camp in Memphis, TN.