Every child has a story to tell and digital storytelling is an excellent opportunity for children to explore themselves, their community and the larger world around them.
Cherry Street Films facilitates an experiential learning and practice based curriculum focused on digital storytelling and is specialized for each school and partner. Curriculums are designed between 1-2 week long intensive sessions, 8 and 10 week long expedition quarters and 15+ week semesters. Each is individualized to leave students with a better understanding of digital storytelling from the meaning of what a digital story is; the creative process beginning with creating a story, planning and implementation, capturing through film, and the editing stage; basic techniques, maintaining and operating gear; and means of distribution and sharing one’s work within the larger community.
Cherry Street Films work with communities and classrooms whose voices need to be heard. The CSF Digital Storytelling and Filmmaking program is designed to teach students how to use multiple channels of media by building confidence and skills that help tell and interpret stories of significance.
Seattle Parks and Recreation teams up with Cherry Street Films to help produce a Digital Short! Teen participants of the STEP program at Meadowbrook community center here in Seattle, boldl accepted the challenge to produce a digital story that addresses the problems of stereotyping within their community. These self directed teens' focus and vision impressed us greatly. About the STEP program: "Participants will develop good work habits, strong team building and communication skills, as well as learning a sound cultural awareness of the environment and their communities."
Cherry Street Films is excited to work with Summit Public Schools in Seattle! Our Digital Storytelling Program is a unique curriculum focused on experiences for youth that drive creative change in their communities. This program aims to foster creativity, confidence and social awareness by developing the skills necessary to produce a Digital Story. Check out Summit Public Schools new campus in Seattle at 1025 S. King Street.