Digital Storytelling in Ghana

In today's media environment, organizing and building support for community projects requires a wide variety of communication skills. To support its alumni in Africa with their volunteer work, the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Program (KLYES) partnered with the Digital Canopy to provide a Digital Storytelling Workshop. Activists from 9 African countries produced films about the … Continue reading Digital Storytelling in Ghana

Digital Media Ventures: New Delhi, India

As we always say, every great venture starts with a great story... In September, the Digital Canopy Team traveled to New Delhi, India for a new kind of workshop-- a combination of digital storytelling and project planning. The participants were alumni of Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Program (KLYES) from all over Asia. We … Continue reading Digital Media Ventures: New Delhi, India

Finding Your Story: Workshop Pre-Assignments

Please complete ONE of the following questions. *Each response should include: One written paragraph (4-6 sentences) 5 photos to help describe your example. It's fine to include a mix of old and new photos. Feel free to use your mobile phone cameras! You can also take pictures of old paper photographs. 1. What is your favorite part … Continue reading Finding Your Story: Workshop Pre-Assignments

Monteverde New Media Expedition: Costa Rica

Bellbirds, butterflies and crocs, oh my!   During our six-day filmmaking workshop, our talented expedition members produced  short films to help promote community conservation efforts. Check them out! Ester Echaverria: The Butterfly Garden Noé Vargas: The Bellbird Biological Corridor Mercedes Diaz: A Cloud Forest Sketch Christian Mena: The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Victor Manuel: The … Continue reading Monteverde New Media Expedition: Costa Rica

Balkans Digital Storytelling Workshop: Sarajevo

Check out the short films produced by our talented workshop participants, alumni of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program. Crossing the Bridge: A young woman from Kosovo makes her first Serbian friend. Family is Family: Nino Lojpur, from Bosnia & Herzegovina, was preparing for his year in the US when he got a call … Continue reading Balkans Digital Storytelling Workshop: Sarajevo

“I have always known I was a woman with dreams…

...but with little opportunity. And while I didn't know what the dream was, now it has become the dream of my life."    --Ester Echaverria, 2012 (VIDEO) When Ester Echaverria was growing up in a small fishing village on the Costa de los Pajaros in Costa Rica, money was tight and her family couldn't afford … Continue reading “I have always known I was a woman with dreams…

How important is expensive equipment?

    Sure, we'd all like a top-of-the-line camera, but do we really need one? At The Digital Canopy, we believe you don't need expensive equipment to tell a great story. We say that good photography is:   80% inspiration (with planning) 10% technology 10% luck Looking for the biggest bang for your buck? Check out … Continue reading How important is expensive equipment?