Tuesday , September 29 2020

Digital Storytelling Festival

It’s not free but the Digital Storytelling Festival in Sedona, Ariz this June sounds very worthwhile for the right people:

    We are once again in the planning stages for the Digital Storytelling Festival being held in June 2004. This will be the second year the Festival will be held in the beautiful and inspirational location of Sedona Arizona with the Yavapai College Sedona Center for Arts & Technology serving as our host venue.

    The Festival places great importance on providing a rewarding and enjoyable experience to all who attend and we strive to grow along with the ever evolving work being created using Digital Storytelling.

    This year we are implementing a few programming changes to help our Festival attendees get even more value from the event. In addition to the featured speaker presentations the Festival proceedings will also include, mini-speaker presentations, round-table discussions, afternoon practical workshops and six open stage presentations. The notion of the event is to have project and ideas presented and allow time for participants to digest and discuss the implications of these applications.

    Our pre-Festival workshop line-up has been expanded and refined as well. The traditional Bootcamp workshop is now available for students and is available according to the students’ hardware and software preferences and ability. Bootcamp classes are available for Apple Computer users using either Final Cut Pro or iMovie and for PC users with Adobe Premiere. In addition, long-time Festival friend and curator Harry Marks will be offering a one-day educational workshop on how to make great video!

    ….EVENT INFO

    BOOTCAMP – 3 day Digital Storytelling Workshop
    Monday June 7th – Wednesday, June 9th

    FESTIVAL – 3 day Digital Storytelling Festival
    Thursday June 10th – Saturday, June 12th

    VIDEO WORKSHOP – 1 day “How to Make Great Video” Workshop
    Wednesday June 9th

    ….Digital Storytelling Workshop – Bootcamp

    A hands-on training component of the Digital Storytelling Festival is a three-day “Digital Storytelling Workshop” offered in advance of the Festival. The 2004 Bootcamp Workshops will be held June 7-9, at the state-of-the-art training facility of the Yavapai College, Sedona Center for Arts & Technology in Sedona, Arizona.

    Three classes of maximum 12 students each, will be conducted by the instructors of The Center for Digital Storytelling. The workshop model, which was developed in 1993 by CDS co-founder Dana Atchley, has been refined and successfully taught to thousands of participants in hundreds of workshops.

    The goal of the workshop is for each student to design and produce an original 3-5 minute digital story, using personal (or corporate) archives and stories. Students are encouraged to use their own materials, including photographs, video clips, artwork, and music to create their story. Participants are given advance preparation information prior to the workshop to assist them in gathering the necessary elements.

    Workshops will be offered concurrently in each of the following softwares: Adobe Premiere on the Windows platform, Final Cut Pro and iMovie on the Mac platform. Participants will be required to complete a software questionaire to assist in placement.

    Digital Storytelling Bootcamp Workshop Guideline and Objectives:

    DATE: June 7-9, 2004 (9AM – 5PM Daily)

    LOCATION: Yavapai College, Sedona Center for Arts & Technology
    4215 Arts Village Drive Sedona, Arizona

    INSTRUCTORS: The instructors of The Center for Digital Storytelling

    -The creation of a 3-5 minute digital story based on a script, created by each student and incorporating personal materials.

    -To provide students with an introduction to the tools of desktop video in a production context.

    -To introduce storytelling methodology (point of view, emotional content, dramatic action) into a dialogue about new media content.

    -Assist students in completing a project.

    The registration fee for the combination Digital Storytelling Bootcamp Worskhop and Festival attendance is $950.00.

    How to Make Great Video – Workshop

    DATE: Wednesday June 9, 2004, 9AM – 3PM

    LOCATION: Yavapai College, Sedona Center for Arts & Technology
    4215 Arts Village Drive Sedona, Arizona

    INSTRUCTORS: Harry Marks

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    A one-day information packed session on the tips and techniques of how to create great looking and sounding footage from your digital video camera and the things to avoid. This class, taught by Harry Marks, will address camcorder technique and basic video production; how to prepare your camera and tape for shooting, how to consider lighting conditions indoor and out, and how to correctly use microphones to achieve best quality sound for production. It is easy to create terrific looking video by following a few simple rules. Learn how in this fun, demonstrational session.

    The registration fee for the combination How to Make Great Video Workshop and Festival attendance is $645.00.

    ….1. What is the festival about and how is it structured?
    The 2004 Digital Storytelling Festival will take place over three days and nights in the world famous red-rock surrounded town of Sedona, Arizona.

    A Registration reception will be held Wednesday June 9 at the Sedona Center for Arts & Technology from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. This will be an excellent opportunity to pick-up your registration credentials and get oriented for the Festival events.

    Speaker presentations for the Festival will begin Thursday June 10, 2004 at 8:30AM at the Sedona Center for Arts & Technology. They will conclude Saturday evening June 12, following an evening performance.

    Approximately 12-15 featured guest speakers will present their work, or practical applications in the various areas of Digital Storytelling. Featured areas of work will include: Training and Education, Brand Stories and Presentation, Entertainment, Personal and Legacy storytelling, Technical applications for Digital Storytelling, Community building, and Creative Design and Performance.

    ….2. Who should attend?
    Multimedia producers, storytelling enthusiasts, new media designers, educators, technologists and internet explorers who are interested in how digital technology, tools, and the internet are impacting the ancient art of storytelling. Featured guest speaker sessions will cover a variety of applications in Digital Storytelling from personal narrative and legacy stories to education and training uses, from entertainment examples to corporate brand-building. Festival guest speakers will be added right up until the Festival opening.

    ….3. What is the “Digital Bootcamp”?

    A hands-on training component of the Digital Storytelling Festival is a three-day “Digital Bootcamp Workshop” offered in advance of the Festival. The 2004 Bootcamp Workshops will be held June 7-9, at the state-of-the-art training facility of the Yavapai College, Sedona Center for Arts & Technology.

    Up to three classes of maximum 12 students each, will be conducted by the instructors of The Center for Digital Storytelling. The workshop model, which was developed in 1993 by CDS co-founder Dana Atchley, has been refined and successfully taught to thousands of participants in hundreds of workshops.

    The goal of the workshop is for each student to design and produce an original 3-5 minute digital story, using personal (or corporate) archives and stories. Students are encouraged to use their own materials, including photographs, video clips, artwork, and music to create their story. Participants are given advance preparation information prior to the workshop to assist them in gathering the necessary elements.

    Computer experience is helpful, but not essential to participate in the Bootcamp workshop. Software tutorials conducted as part of the workshop include Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro, and iMovie.

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    4. What Does it Cost?

    Festival registration fees include access to all general sessions, panel discussions, receptions, hosted events and performance events. It also includes access to the Digital Storytelling Internet Cafe, the Festival Sponsor Exhibition area and any Festival attendee participation project created during the event.

    Reasonably priced, boxed lunches will be available for purchase during lunchtime breaks at the Festival facilities, and a list of local restaurants will be provided at the Festival information table. Some meals may be included as part of sponsor-hosted evening events. Please continue to check the schedule for recent updates and additions.

    $495.00 Registration Fee
    $295.00 Student Registration Fee (Proof of current student ID required)
    $950.00 Digital Storytelling Bootcamp* and Festival
    $645.00 How to Make Great Video Workshop and Festival
    $500.00 Digital Storytelling Bootcamp only

    *Limited availability

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    5. How can I register?
    You can register on-line via our secure server using Visa or Mastercard. We also accept check or money orders by mail. Mail completed registration forms to:

    The Digital Storytelling Festival
    3435 Cesar Chavez Street #221
    San Francisco, CA 94110

    If you would like a registration form faxed to you or to register via telephone call: 415-285-8955.

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    7. What Do People Have to Say About Their Experience?
    Past Festival Feedback:
    “It might have been the setting or it might have been the participants but there is no doubt in my mind that we all discovered gold in them there hills last month. You have hit upon the right recipe, combing the perfect portions of the practical with the right amount of imagination (and a little magic thrown in) to produce a festival from which everyone emerges deeply touched and thoroughly satisfied.”

    – Robert Linehan CD ROM Author
    “I feel really lucky to have been involved in such a gathering as the Digital Storytelling Festival. School teachers rarely get to indulge in cutting edge technology, emerging aesthetics, and the company of lyrical minds. The Crested Butte experience helps me keep my head in the clouds-like a digital “Valhalla”-while I’m lumbering around life at sea level”

    – Susan Abdulezer Educator
    “Thanks for a wonderful 5 days. Thanks for sharing Crested Butte. Thanks for introducing me to your digital “family”. Thanks for giving me, personally, the opportunity to learn about and work with some truly ground-breaking “stuff. IT WAS GREAT GREAT GREAT!!”

    – Lynne Morton, Digital Media Producer PricewaterhouseCoopers
    “Thank you so much for a great conference. It was, without a doubt, one of the best I’ve been to in a long, long, time. Good presenters, good content, good atmosphere, nice mix of professionals and people who should be influencing them… all very approachable and open. Thank you.”

    – Peggy Griffith Griffiti, LLC
    “Thank you so much for inviting me. It was just marvelous. I really, really appreciate the opportunity. In addition to all the extremely stimulating people and stuff at the conference, I managed to grab some real deep quality time for myself with the aspen trees, too. What a gift.”

    – Brenda Laurel Executive Producer, Purple Moon
    “I just want to let you guys know that the conference over the weekend was by far the best conference I’ve ever attended. Thank you so much for putting it together. It was incredibly inspirational for me… so nice to talk with people who share my passions.”

    – Jennifer Prugh – Associate Professor Cogswell Polytechnical College
    “It was fabulous. It had energy and excitement that I hadn’t felt since journalism school (a good long time ago now), when I first felt the thrill of telling a story.”

    – Jim Leeke Multimedia Producer
    “Thanks so much for including me in the Digital Storytelling experience. I really got a brain-full of new ideas and met some terrific people. It was a great success, and I am already psyched for next year.”

    – Patti Watson, Director Business History Group
    “Thank you so much for such an amazing weekend. The crowd was inspiring and I’m going to get a digital camera and do some family documentation. I want to let you know that the Digital Storytelling Festival rules supreme!”

    – Allison Hill, Producer phoenix pop productions, usa
    “Just wanted to say “THANKS” for putting on such a good time! I had a blast! I showed up Monday to the boot camp, not having a really good idea of what I was getting into or why. But now I’ve got my first “story” under my belt, and am ready to do more! I’m so looking forward to next year.”

My parents have a timeshare in Sedona and spend time there every winter – it’s beauteous.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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