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Sydney - location TBC!


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2 DAY WORKSHOP - Friday, March 22nd & Friday, March 29th. Attendance is compulsory at both sessions.

Are you ready to unlock your inner storyteller?

Join the passionate team from Digital Storytellers for an intensive two-days of storytelling where we'll help you FIND, MAKE, EDIT and SHARE your story. We'll deep-dive in storycraft to help you refine your story, get you hands-on with the latest tools for creating films using your smartphone or tablet and teach you a straightforward way of editing on your smartphone, tablet or laptop. By the end of the two days, you will have gone through the complete process of making a short film from start to finish.

Whether you're a social entrepreneur, working in comms at a nonprofit, or an aspiring filmmaker, you'll leave this bootcamp with the tools & skills to manifest your impact story. Start creating more powerful stories that will shift audience perceptions and behaviours, scale your campaign and help you change the world.

Your Impact Storytelling journey begins here!

What You'll Learn:

  • How to use our Story Canvas tool to brainstorm story ideas and develop an effective storytelling strategy

  • Get familiar with some useful narrative frameworks for social impact stories

  • How to use mobile phones, cameras and accessible technology to film interviews and cutaways

  • How to capture better quality audio

  • The secrets behind editing and post-production

  • How to get your story seen and heard!

Participant Feedback

"What a fantastic workshop that allowed for optimal practical and theory application of video creating, which for a complete beginner was perfect. Loved the fact that at the end of the course I could and did make a video!"

- anonymous, Sydney 2-Day Intensive, September 2018

"What a fantastic, inspiring, practical workshop! These guys broke down the barriers and helped me see what's possible for us to do to capture beautiful, powerful stories from our community."

- anonymous, Auckland 2-Day Intensive, November 2018


Day 1 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

We'll start with our FIND Your Story session and workshop your story ideas using the ‘Story Canvas’, a resource that makes storytelling more simple, fun and impactful.

After lunch, we’ll move into production mode with the MAKE Your Story session. Be prepared to get very hands-on with smartphones, cameras, tablets, and microphones to film interviews and 'cutaways'

Day 2 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

We'll shift things up a gear with the EDIT Your Story. We’ll get hands-on with importing and editing footage into a short, sharp and shareable story.

But what good is a story if the world doesn't know about it? We'll use the last part of Day 2 to discuss how to SHARE Your Story with the world, including how to optimise your videos across different platforms for maximum campaign impact.


Yes - this workshop is suitable for absolute beginners with no filmmaking experience!

Please bring along:

  • Any video or recording devices that you would like to use for digital storytelling projects in the future. This could be your smartphone, tablet, camera, audio recording device, microphones etc.
  • Your charger for your device
  • A laptop, tablet or smartphone for editing - see software recommendations below.
  • Headphones
  • Stereo jack converter (for phones without stereo convertor)
  • A mouse for editing (optional)

Editing Software:

  • It is up to you whether you want to edit on a laptop, smartphone or tablet. We will not be editing until Day 2 of the workshop and we encourage you to ask the facilitators about the most suitable editing software for you
  • For smartphones we recommend the use of Kinemaster. This can be used across iOs and Android devices. It is available as a free trial and will export videos with a watermark.
  • OR
  • For laptops, we recommend Camtasia. This is a program which works across both Mac and PC computers. It can be downloaded as a free trial here and will export video with a watermark. Please check the system requirements for Camtasia here.
  • If your laptop, smartphone or tablet does not meet the requirements above, please let us know asap.

Will I make a film over the course of the two days?

Yes - Over the course of the two days we will take you through each stage of our filmmaking process and you will have the opportunity to complete a short video throughout this process.

As you will discover over the course of the weekend, storytelling is very much about capturing the right people and places to communicate a story. We have spaced out the two dates to give you time to get access to the people and places that will allow you to tell your story most impactfully. If this is not possible for you, we will shift your story to frame it around the context of the workshop, for the practice exercises, which will allow you t=o get relevant footage and interviews.

Do I have to attend both sessions?

Attendance at both sessions is compulsory unless you have previously attended a workshop with us. Email if that is the case and you would like to attend.

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Sydney - location TBC!


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Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Organiser Digital Storytellers

Organiser of Stories For Impact - Find, make, edit & share your story using smartphones & affordable tech (Sydney)

Digital Storytellers is a digital production company and community of creative storytellers who are deeply passionate about social change and who work specifically in the sphere of social impact.

Founded on the pursuit of truth, motivated by the uniqueness of every story, and driven by the urgent need for justice (both social and environmental), our storytellers create pioneering films, engaging social media campaigns and dynamic websites in partnership with changemakers.

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