Good food, good friends and filmmaking in the Congo. La vie est trés bonne, no?
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 Storytelling in Doha, Qatar
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?
Digital Journalism Training: Istanbul