350.org discusses the importance of capturing people’s experiences and realities online to create meaningful and long-lasting climate action.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK:
Stories have the capacity to build relationships and empathy between groups of people compelling them to act. This deck of 10 “cards” will help you through the strategic process of planning a digital storytelling project and provide specific tips and tools for conducting interviews and building an online story.
1. Know yourself and your other storytellers
- Personal Storytelling: Storytellers control the content and design of the story
- Community Storytelling: Focuses on a group of people rather than an individual to create a cohesive story
2. Know your interviewees and communities
- Storytelling can be harmful and may put people's security at risk
3. Know Your Change Objective
- In our busy digital era, people often click on a link and then forget about it. But with a powerful story, they will remember it and then want to get more involved
4. Know Your tools
- It is important to think about what you have and what works best for the project. For example: A Mobile phone, phone camera, microphone, and editing apps
- Video is the most engaging way to tell a story and a powerful way to share grassroots experiences