My Place workshop participants are chosen by local service agencies such as YMCA’s, community groups, schools and after-school programs. We work through what we call “adult allies” for referrals. Students will have the opportunity to write their own stories, record voiceovers, create their own music and use multimedia technology including Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and Microsoft word to create personal short videos. An array of professionals including storytellers, writers, theater directors, filmmakers and sound technicians will help the participants use digital storytelling tools to tell their own unique, stories through film in an almost 1-to-1 teaching ratio.
Teaching and editing facilities partners are Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco and the San Rafael Computer Clubhouse in Marin. We have also partnered with Oakland’s KTOP and will be partnering with Helms Middle School in Richmond.