StoryCenter Partners with WeVideo and Takes Digital Storytelling to the Cloud

Berkeley, CA (September 16, 2013) – Center for Digital Storytelling (StoryCenter) is sharing its expertise in powerful personal storytelling with video editors and content developers across the WeVideo user spectrum.

"The world is moving to the cloud, and so is Digital Storytelling with the enormously innovative online tool WeVideo," says Joe Lambert, Founder and Director of the Center for Digital Storytelling. "The cross platform, affordable, and easy-to-use editor has the potential to revolutionize the practices of Digital Storytelling in countless contexts. We can see teachers creating collaborative projects in international educational exchanges, small companies encouraging storytelling about their engagement with customers with the customers themselves, social service and human rights advocates working in new partnerships with local communities via the web, and many, many more uses. We are more than pleased to join forces with WeVideo."  

WeVideo will give those StoryCenter public workshop participants who opt in a free, three-month premium subscription to WeVideo and will make it easy for these participants to share their stories on a WeVideo Storytelling Channel which will be used to inspire storytellers around the world. StoryCenter will provide professional development to WeVideo staff, show its workshop participants how to share stories to the WeVideo channel, and provide WeVideo with product feedback.

“The partnership with Center for Digital Storytelling is a natural evolution in our mission to make video storytelling and collaboration available to everyone. WeVideo started by making video creation accessible across all devices – mobile, tablets, laptops and personal computers. Then we focused on onboarding of our users by adding online learning resources and making an adaptive user interface. The next step is to inspire and guide our users to tell stories – and the Center for Digital Storytelling is the perfect partner for us,” says Bjørn Rustberggaard, COO and Co-Founder of WeVideo. “I’m really proud to be able to work closely with the organization that created the Digital Storytelling movement more than twenty years ago and has made Digital Storytelling part of our vocabulary in both business and education.”

About WeVideo

WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform, providing editing, collaboration, and sharing capabilities across any device – mobile, tablets, laptops, and personal computersAnyone can access WeVideo – from any computer or device at home, work, or on the go – to capture, edit, view, and share videos with secure content storage in the cloud.

For more information, please visit www.wevideo.com, follow us on Twitter at @wevideoor visit us on Facebook. WeVideo for Android: http://bit.ly/10xf4Ec and iOS: http://bit.ly/11SqMJb

About Center for Digital Storytelling

StoryCenter is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the global community media field. Its carefully honed workshop methods have helped many thousands of people create tightly crafted, emotionally compelling personal narratives that are produced as short videos. For more than 20 years, StoryCenter has collaborated with individuals and organizations in over 40 countries and 46 U.S. States and has helped produce a vast body of work. See stories on our YouTube channel.

For more information, please visit www.storycenter.org, like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter.