digistories Digital Storytelling

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What is a digital story?

How is a digital story made?

What skills are acquired?

Recent projects

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Everyone tells stories

Stories are the way we pass our experience on to others. One generation reminds the next of its culture and memories through storytelling.

In the twentieth century the mass media snatched the storytelling initiative from local communities. Our stories are now told by other people - the TV script writers and journalists who craft our soap operas, news and current affairs programmes.

New technology now lets anyone take back their historic right to communicate experience through stories. Old crafts and new skills come together in Digital Storytelling. The often lost art of script writing is rediscovered; pictures are brought to life with computer software; short pieces of television and video are created in storytelling workshops.

digistories builds on the experience of the BBC's highly successful Telling Lives programme. In workshops I observe a wide range of people tell their story in a way that breaks the mould of modern media storytelling. The stories are powerful, engaging, authentic and in their own voice.

How is it done? On this site I explain the process and point you to others who have also documented their experience. Join a workshop and do it yourself.

Barrie Stephenson



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* Telling Lives blog

BBC Telling Lives

BBC Capture Wales


KQED Digital Storytelling Initiative

Centre for Digital Storytelling

Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Digital Storytelling Festival

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