SAVE IT! How to collect, communicate, and share family and community life stories

Event has passed (Sat Nov 4, 2017 - Sat Nov 4, 2017)
Mechanics' Institute
10:30 AM


Are you thinking about collecting and preserving your community’s life stories in an organized way but don’t know where to start? As the pace of life in this millennium quickens, using oral history to preserve family and community memories is more vital than ever. This one-day workshop will help jumpstart your project by focusing on the two most important aspects of oral history projects: the art of the interview and the art and technology of presentation. 

Learn how to: 

* conduct a good interview  
* select and use the right equipment 
* identify your project goals and plan your interviews to realize them 
* produce excellent final products: good audio/visual materials and clear, readable texts
* apply newly acquired skills to package and preserve your oral history work in a beautiful book, or in a creative audio/video or web-based creative project.

There will be ample time for individual questions and help. In order to provide adequate individual attention, the workshop is limited to the first 15 signups. During the workshop, we will focus on both instruction and practice and work in large and small groups. 


  1. Mechanics' Institute 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA