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CHULA VISTA LIBRARY TO HOST DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
In an effort to encourage libraries to explore ways of capturing stories from their community, the California State Library Project selected the Chula Vista Public Library (CVPL) to host a free public workshop. The two-day intensive workshop, led by University of Berkeley’s Story Center, will allow participants to create a two to four minute personal film focusing on what it means to be a Californian in the 21st century.
The workshop will be held on April 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chula Vista Civic Center Library, 365 F Street. Register in person or online at www.storycenter.org/chulavista.
Participants will learn about the elements of great storytelling, how to prepare a narrative script, record voiceovers, digitize images and edit video. The stories created will be shared in a future community presentation at the library and become part of a new permanent archive collection of stories hosted by www.archive.org on what it means to be a Californian. In addition, those attending will receive a free copy of a wevideo.com license for one year.
“Having recently opened our new local history section at the library, we are excited about ways we can capture stories about the lives of our community members, especially through digital media,” said Joy Whatley, Chula Vista Library Director. “This is a chance for people to create a story for their family and colleagues, and for their legacy as part of Chula Vista’s history.”
In addition, Story Center is also working with the South Bay Historical Society training members in the use of Listening Station technology. The library will use the station for numerous projects. More information can be found at www.storycenter.org/listening-station.