Tsawwassen's Robb Lucy will be teaching Sharing your Legacy Through Digital Storytelling workshops through Simon Fraser University's Continuing Studies this spring.
The pair of 10-week workshops are for adults 55 and up. Participants will take a story from their life and turn it into a short video, which will be put up on a big screen and shown to family and friends at the course's conclusion.
"It can be a pretty emotional thing," says Lucy, who taught the workshop last year.
The SFU Continuing Studies website notes the offering is "back by popular demand."
Students choose what story they'd like to tell and Lucy provides examples and options on how to structure them. Next comes writing the story and then recording it. Participants then build a video with their own images along with other visuals and the recorded audio.
"They become a producer," says Lucy.
The workshops are based on Lucy's revised book How Will You Be Remembered? A Guide for Creating and Enjoying Your Legacies Now. It is available at Albany Books. Lucy is a writer and producer who began his career in journalism with the CBC before starting his own media company. He's the co-founder of Make-A-Wish Canada. Lucy also produced a book about his late father's Second World War experiences The weekly workshops begin in early May at SFU's Downtown Vancouver campus. The workshops, one in the morning and another in the afternoon, run for 10 weeks.
Registration opens April 19, the SFU Continuing Studies website states. Visit https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/courses/plus/2017/05/131-sharing-your-legacy-through-digital-storytelling.html. The cost is $165.