What's Your Timeline?


Do you have a multimedia story to tell that spans years, even decades? Are you keen to show the historical trajectory of your family, neighborhood, community, town, or business? This hands-on weekend workshop teaches you how to create a rich, layered online timeline that visually and aurally showcases your personal or group history. You’ll use photos, primary documents, videos, audio recordings, census data, maps, and other archival material to create an engaging and experiential multi-platform digital story. This workshop is useful for educators, genealogists, and amateur historians. Or for those of you who simply want to take the family album off the page and onto the web, expanding on it with multimedia. Documentary filmmaker Danielle Beverly will help you craft a timeline specific to your needs. At the end of the workshop, participants will share their online projects. For an example of a timeline by the instructor, visit hopeforathens.net. (15 hours/All Levels)

Danielle Beverly began her career at Chicago’s PBS affiliate and has directed for PBS and cable stations since 1999. She worked as a field producer for the longitudinal documentary Rebirth over the ten years of its production; the film premiered at Sundance, won a Peabody Award, and is on permanent exhibition at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. As an independent filmmaker, Beverly typically works as a one-person crew. Her latest documentary, Old South, will debut in spring 2015 and will be distributed by Women Make Movies. Beverly also freelances as a documentary cameraperson and producer. She has taught at the University of Notre Dame, Marquette University, and Loyola University in Chicago.


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