Digital Storytelling Playshop @ Creativity Cafe℠ for a Day projection screen with audience logo

Rosen arranged to offer his multimedia knowledge and teaching skills in a 2- day free, DIGITAL STORYTELLING PLAYSHOP at the Kihei Youth Center on December 29th and 30, 2004 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Kihei Youth Center in North Kihei.

Any young person who understands, or would like to understand, the art of storytelling with computers to make a personal film, is invited to take advantage of this unique opportunity. The 8-hour Playshop will provide an overview of the tools and techniques for taking family photos and creative ideas to the next level, both on CD, DVD and/or on the special web spots that offer young people free web hosting for their multimedia stories.

Rosen, an internationally noted teacher of DIGITAL STORYTELLING and founder of Maui nonprofit, Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media), has been helping young people produce and experience POSITIVE MEDIA since his vision of Creativity CafeEdutainment Venues, infused his soul in 1980. Peter has produced over 11 Artists Showcase and Networking events on Maui including programs for Akaku Community Television that offer creative people a “living gallery” opportunity to tell their stories and share their art.

His award winning “KidCast for Peace; Solutions for a Better World” project has connected Maui’s youth with kids of other lands; in a series of live video conferences on the Internet; - designed to connect kids in school classrooms (and kids at home), to allow them to learn about other cultures and be appreciated for sharing their art and their heart!

Students should bring family photos, music on CD and a brief, one-page story that can be illustrated with images found on the Internet. They will also be able to record a narration that will form the foundation of their digital story. Although stories can be about anything, Rosen suggests they consider ideas for making the world a happier, healthier, more peace-filled place to live. Rosen is sure that by the time he has completed his mandatory community service, his students will have learned how to create video stories on their own. Though pre-registration is not necessary, it is helpful to check in first by calling Rosen’s office at 808.875-4747.

extracted from an article written to announce a Maui DS production.