Digital Histories

Digital Histories Digital Histories is a community storytelling and digital video program in Los Angeles by Visual Communications. Digital Histories is a community storytelling and digital video program from Visual Communications, a Los Angeles-based Asian Pacific American media and visual arts organization.

If you would like more information about the program, or would like to find out how to enroll in the class, please email [email protected].

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Congrats to you amazing filmmakers!!! 👊Visual Communications #laapff2019 #digitalhistories
05/16/2019

Congrats to you amazing filmmakers!!! 👊
Visual Communications #laapff2019 #digitalhistories

New Interview! Michi Tanioka did a great interview with us about her DH experiences. If you feel inspired by our amazing...
08/12/2016
SENIOR IN MOTION: DIGITAL HISTORIES FELLOW MICHI TANIOKA

New Interview! Michi Tanioka did a great interview with us about her DH experiences. If you feel inspired by our amazing fellows, support us at vconline.org/donate

http://www.vconline.org/latest-news/2016/8/9/senior-in-motion-digital-histories-fellow-michi-tanioka

A veteran of the Digital Histories program since 2006, Michi Tanioka has produced a body of documentary works that comment incisively on the world in which older Asian Pacific Americans find themselves. In an interview with Visual Communications Development Associate Connie Oh, Michi talks about her...

08/09/2016
NEVER TOO OLD: DIGITAL HISTORIES FELLOW FRAN ITO

Hot off the press! Here is a great interview with DH filmmaker Fran Ito. Check out the whole story here and donate to DH at vconline.org/donate to support our inspiring filmmakers.

http://www.vconline.org/latest-news/2016/8/9/never-too-old-digital-histories-fellow-fran-ito

While not one of the original set of fellows who signed on for the Digital Histories program at its inception in 2004, Fran Ito's many short documentaries have proven to be among the most-anticipated offerings at recent editions of The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. How does a woman in her...

07/16/2016
DIGITAL HISTORIES FELLOW NJ NAKAMURA PROFILED

Check out VC's interview of DH filmmaker NJ Nakamura!

Read the whole story here and support DH by donating to vconline.org/donate !

Visual Communications Development Intern Connie Oh recently had a chance to ask Digital Histories fellow NJ Nakamura about her short documentary COOK IT YOURSELF, which had its World Premiere screening last April at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Nakamura, a recently-retired oncology n...

These guys are the best...talented filmmakers and lovely people. Keep following them for the next Digital Histories scre...
06/02/2015

These guys are the best...talented filmmakers and lovely people. Keep following them for the next Digital Histories screening/event coming soon this summer!

Digital Histories
06/02/2015

Digital Histories

Thanks for getting those tickets! For those without a ticket, come the day of the screening (April 26) and be with the o...
04/16/2015
Digital Histories - 2015 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

Thanks for getting those tickets! For those without a ticket, come the day of the screening (April 26) and be with the other cool slackers in the standby line to see if you get into our screening! Yeah! Click here for info: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/program/digital_histories_2015

Like good recipes, these delicious stories are being passed down from our senior citizen filmmakers to you! In its eleventh year, Digital Histories presents films about creating music and art, overcoming struggles, and Hello Kitty. Feast on these unique stories and pass them on to friends, family, a…

Hello Kitty and Her Fans! Here's a description of DH filmmaker Fran's short film: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail...
04/13/2015
HELLO KITTY AND HER FANS - 2015 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

Hello Kitty and Her Fans! Here's a description of DH filmmaker Fran's short film: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/hello_kitty_and_her_fans_2015. Come to the film festival to see it and other interesting films!

Sanrio created Hello Kitty and began her Globalization in 1974. She is not a cat, does not have a mouth but is an ambassador of friendship. Hello Kitty connects with people and brings them together globally. Her motto is your can never have too many friends!

Amanda, DH's former intern, wrote an article/interview of Jake Shimabukuro for Audrey Magazine! Check it out: http://aud...
04/03/2015
Meet Jake Shimabukuro, The Ukelele Virtuoso Who Stirs the Soul | Audrey Magazine

Amanda, DH's former intern, wrote an article/interview of Jake Shimabukuro for Audrey Magazine! Check it out: http://audreymagazine.com/meet-jake-shimabukuro-the-ukelele-virtuoso-who-stirs-the-soul/. Great job, Amanda!
Come join Amanda and the DH senior filmmakers at our movie screening: http://laapff.festpro.com/films/program/digital_histories_2015!

Meet Jake Shimabukuro, The Ukelele Virtuoso Who Stirs the Soul by Amanda Walujono March 31, 2015 Post Comment After stepping inside the lavish Segerstrom Center Concert Hall, it seemed a little absurd that we were here to see just one ukelele player perform. After all, the concert hall is expansive…

We're taking a break from finishing our films to post some photos of us in class and out of class learning hard! We're p...
03/19/2015

We're taking a break from finishing our films to post some photos of us in class and out of class learning hard! We're proud to say that our films will premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2015 vconline.org/festival! More info to come...

DHers Michi and George and instructor Janet just got back from the Seattle Asian American Film Festival. Congrats to the...
02/19/2015

DHers Michi and George and instructor Janet just got back from the Seattle Asian American Film Festival. Congrats to them and Steve (who couldn't make it) for great screenings! That's Michi giving a Q&A in the top photo! And we ran into former instructors, Chris and Jeff who are also in the second photo.

Let there be light! Our guest cinematographer, Jean Kim, shows the DH students some lighting techniques.
02/09/2015

Let there be light! Our guest cinematographer, Jean Kim, shows the DH students some lighting techniques.

Meet out newest DH filmmaker, Glen! He'll be making a short film about his 99 year-old mother and her experiences. To fi...
01/22/2015

Meet out newest DH filmmaker, Glen! He'll be making a short film about his 99 year-old mother and her experiences. To find out more about our other upcoming short films, check out our website and click on the filmmaker's names: https://sites.google.com/a/vconline.org/dh/home!

We're back!! We started our Winter session classes last week! Back to storytelling and moviemaking!
01/15/2015

We're back!! We started our Winter session classes last week! Back to storytelling and moviemaking!

Happy New Year, indeed! Look who got a Communities Stories grant from Cal Humanities! Go Digital Histories!!
01/07/2015
Cal Humanities

Happy New Year, indeed! Look who got a Communities Stories grant from Cal Humanities! Go Digital Histories!!

Cal Humanities is pleased to announce nearly $160,000 in funding to 16 pivotal humanities-based public programming projects through our Community Stories program. This competitive grantmaking program supports community-centered, story-based projects that contribute to our evolving understanding of C…

Did you know that Visual Communications (VC), a media arts non-profit, runs the Digital Histories program? Please suppor...
12/02/2014

Did you know that Visual Communications (VC), a media arts non-profit, runs the Digital Histories program? Please support VC by donating anything you can to keep programs like Digital Histories alive! #GivingTuesday
http://support.vconline.org/donate

Timeline Photos
11/27/2014

Timeline Photos

Here are some of our DH students on the red carpet with Abe Ferrer, Visual Communications' jack-of-all-trades, at the Sa...
11/10/2014

Here are some of our DH students on the red carpet with Abe Ferrer, Visual Communications' jack-of-all-trades, at the San Diego Asian Film Festival this past weekend! Chicky and Steve (in the middle) are ready to screen their films, "Bingo!" and "6 Weddings and a Dress"!

Our second Community Spotlight is Bishop Noriaki Ito of Higashi Honganji Temple in Little Tokyo, DTLA! Great job goes to...
11/04/2014

Our second Community Spotlight is Bishop Noriaki Ito of Higashi Honganji Temple in Little Tokyo, DTLA! Great job goes to the "Temple Trio" (Michi, Gerry, George) for the enlightening and beautiful interview! Thank you to Bishop Ito for his generosity and thoughtful words! The interview will be posted soon on the new DH website: https://sites.google.com/a/vconline.org/dh/.

We had our first Community Spotlight visit last week at U-Space in Little Tokyo, DTLA! Thanks to Jason, Brad and Petrice...
11/03/2014

We had our first Community Spotlight visit last week at U-Space in Little Tokyo, DTLA! Thanks to Jason, Brad and Petrice for a great interview, some yummy coffee and ukulele browsing! And great job to Jeannie, Chicky and Hideko for the interview-can't wait to see the article and photos! Ukuleles rock!

Happy Halloween from DH to you! Does any of these catch your eye...
10/31/2014

Happy Halloween from DH to you! Does any of these catch your eye...

The DH participants (girl power in this photo!) are working hard on our new Digital Histories (DH) website. We're counti...
10/23/2014

The DH participants (girl power in this photo!) are working hard on our new Digital Histories (DH) website. We're counting down to the big launch of the website tomorrow!

Our first group photo of Fall's Digital Histories class! Michi and Jeannie are missing, but they'll show up in other pho...
10/23/2014

Our first group photo of Fall's Digital Histories class! Michi and Jeannie are missing, but they'll show up in other photos soon. Go DH!

Digital Histories's cover photo
09/30/2014

Digital Histories's cover photo

Congratulations to Digital Histories class of 2014!  Amazing films and amazing Filmmakers! The Los Angeles Asian Pacific...
05/07/2014

Congratulations to Digital Histories class of 2014! Amazing films and amazing Filmmakers! The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

The new semester of Digital Histories began today!  We're looking forward to watching their awesome films (and their pot...
01/24/2014

The new semester of Digital Histories began today! We're looking forward to watching their awesome films (and their pot-luck food)!

10/30/2013

It is with heavy hearts to let you know that Beverly Shue and Dan Matsush*ta have passed.

There is a memorial for Beverly on Nov 2 @ 1pm, Rose Hills Whittier in the Memorial Chapel.

There will be a memorial for Danny on either Nov 7 or 10 but we will keep you informed.

First day of class for the Fall Semester!  Writing stories!
09/27/2013

First day of class for the Fall Semester! Writing stories!

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Los Angeles, CA
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Everyone has a story to tell, and Digital Histories helps seniors and their communities tell theirs. We teach seniors storytelling and digital video techniques to help them make their personal/community stories into short films to share with the world!

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