The digital storytelling (DST) model of short form, low-tech filmmaking was developed by the Center for Digital Storytelling (now Story Center) in Berkeley. Ideally suited to community groups, this model has been used all over the world to unlock the creative capacity of everyday storytellers. Over three days, participants work with teachers and digital technologies to create a three-minute film. They mine their lives and family archives to find a personal story that they would like to share. Many of these storytellers discover that their ‘small’ stories resonate more deeply and widely than they expected.
Digital stories though personal often tap into more universal themes of love and loss, family, significant places, or life-changing events. These stories reflect desire, struggle, experience and identity. The process of making these stories can be personally revelatory and empowering but beyond their immediate audience (colleagues, friends, family) they tell vernacular histories of place. This site aims to be a digital archive of everyday stories, an online collection of memories,
This site aims to be a digital archive of everyday stories, an online collection of memories, photographs, and personal perspectives.