STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

STORYTELLING AND VIDEO MAKING WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG PEACE ACTIVISTS FROM SYRIA.

BEIRUT, LEBANON, 2016

DURING INTERNSHIP AT PAX, ACTIVIST HIVE,

THE NETHERLANDS.

STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

EXERCISE 1

INTRO

ALL PARTICIPANTS STAND IN THE CIRCLE.

USING ONLY BODY MOVEMENT AND FACIAL EXPRESSIONS TELL A SHORT STORY

ABOUT 3 THINGS YOU LIKE. 

THE REST OF THE GROUP GUESSES.

GOALS:

1. GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER

2. PRACTICE ACTIVE STORYTELLING.

EXERCISE 2

STORYTELLING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE.

1. THEORY

PRESENT A STOP-MOTION VIDEO ABOUT BASICS OF STORYTELLING.

FIRST STOP-MOTION MADE BY ME, AS AN INTERN AT PAX. 

EXAMPLES OF VARIOUS MEDIUMS:

Narrative photography
Posters and Campaigns
Symbols
Comics and drawings
Animation
Street art
Performance
Radio Podcast

GOALS:

1. INTRODUCE BASICS OF STORYTELLING + STORYTELLING MEDIUMS

2. ENCURAGE PARTICIPANTS TO TRY NEW WAYS OF STORYTELLING.

3. PRESENT STORYTELLING METHODS THAT CAN KEEP THE STORYTELLER ANONIMUS,

IF NEEDED.  ( FOR PEACFUL ACTIVISTS)

 

EXERCISE 3

STORYTELLING IN PRACTICE

1.  CREATE GROUPS 3-5 PARTICIPANTS

2. SELECT ONE OF THE STORYTELLING METHODS (POSTER, PHOTOGRAPHY, RADIO, PERFORMANCE)

3. USING TEAMWORK AND NEW KNOWLAGE, CREATE A STORY IN THE SELECTED MEDIUM.

4. PRESENT ALL THE STORIES.

EXERCISE 4

ZOOMING IN: 

STORYTELLING WITH VIDEO

THEORY:

TUTORIALS FOR FILMING WITH SMARTPHONE 

 

PRACTICE:

BRAINSTORM,

STORYBOARD,

ACTIONPLAN,

ACTION

TOGETHER PRESENT AND DISCUSS FINISHED VIDEOS