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Multi-Platform Storytelling

A rudimentary crash course for filmmakers wanting to understand what digital storytelling is, what makes a good digital story, and how to produce your own. Using case studies from successful digital properties, we will discuss the production process, funding sources, current trends and also technologies available for the indie filmmaker.

This course is recommended as a companion to Short Film Writing, Advanced Script Studio, Producing Dramatic Film, Directing Dramatic Film and all of the Documentary Filmmaking workshops.

For ONLINE WORKSHOPS, prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application at

You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the class begins which will prompt you to open the application or web browser. After this, the instructor will admit you into the call.

Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time so the instructor can admit you before the lesson begins.

This workshop is sponsored by DRCC. Learn more at:

part 1: Tue 8 December 2020, 6 - 9 pm   
part 2: Thu 10 December 2020, 6 - 9 pm   

Instructor: Laurinda Shaver

Laurinda watched a lot of television as a child. Or so her mother told her. 20 years later as a Digital Producer, she confidently claims it was simply research. In her journey, she discovered her deep love of storytelling; starting in television (yes, there was no internet during her university years) and extended to digital media as soon as it was, well, invented. This puts her at advantage to have the skillset to tell stories both in a linear fashion and in that other fashion too.

Laurinda produces a wide variety of unique digital projects with a heavy dose of innovation. This includes software, apps, games, content, community management and everything in between. Projects currently include the World of Peppa Pig App, a VR operation management system and VR right management system based on the blockchain for Secret Location's Innovation Lab.

Previously she has produced Primetime Plus, CBC's second screen experience for the Sochi 2014 Olympics and the social TV experience for Battle of the Blades. In addition, she has produced digital campaigns including CBC's Dot, Travel and Escape’s Operation Unplugged and CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person. Laurinda’s television experience includes Manager of Original Productions at YTV, where she was a production executive on over 550 hours of original Canadian children’s programming. At Rogers TV she ran 4 community television stations, creatively produced multiplatform Chatelaine Tips and MoneySense Tips and oversaw 32 of the station’s websites. She also dedicated time to help build a startup, videoBIO, as Director of Production and New Media. 

Laurinda can be spotted teaching post grad classes, workshops, and speaking gigs. You can find her blogging at and on Twitter at @laurindashaver. Laurinda still watches alot of TV (um... gaming) with her 5 partners in crime (husband Chris, with our blended family of 4 kids). They claim their gaming is simply research.

Location: Online
Category: Writing & Directing
Maximum Capacity: 15
6 hours of instruction in 2 parts$100 /member$125 /nonmember