• digital storytelling,  empowerment

    New changes to Aberth Digital Storytelling

    I’ve changed this site so you can now add your comments to any post. You do this either at the bottom of the post’s own page or by clicking on the word ‘comments’ or ‘no comments’ at the end of the item on the homepage. I’m hoping the anti-spam device works and I’ll keep an eye on it over the coming weeks. Happy commenting! The design’s been re-vamped. I lost some categorisation in the migration and I’ll try to fix this in future.

  • digital storytelling,  story

    60000 storytellers

    Wow, I've just been reading about the Singapore International Storytelling Festival that's going on this week. 60,000 storytellers are expected to attend. I'm struggling to imagine that many people all coming together for a storytelling festival. Fantastic! Digital storytelling is on the programme this year and Denise Atchley is taking part. I'll never forget Denise's speech at our 2003 Digital Storytelling Conference here at BBC Wales in Cardiff. From the platform, she presented an unfinished digital story made by her late husband Dana in which she filled in the gaps live. It was incredibly moving. The ingternational digital storytelling community of course owes a huge debt to Dana and Denise.…

  • audio,  digital storytelling,  technology,  timeless

    Digital story shopping list

    We looked at workshop space in the last post, today it’s the kit. You want to bid for funding to set up a digital storytelling project, but you’re not sure what you’re going to need? Here’s a list to build from of examples of equipment needed to run digital storytelling and participatory media workshops. The kit specified below is all portable so, as long as extra trained personnel are available, workshops can be held in external community spaces as well as in the Workshop base. Here’s the shopping list: laptops with software to capture/edit/show video, image and audio with mains leads and spare batteries. I think Apple computers have been…

  • capturing assets,  digital storytelling,  technology,  timeless

    Dream digital storytelling digilab

    If you’re planning to set up your own digital storytelling or participatory media project, you’ll need somewhere to hold your workshops. You can base yourself at one venue or roam around using existing community facilities as venues. Here’s a solution which has the capacity to combine the two scenarios. If you’re making a bid for funding, good luck. The overall vision is a space where members of the public can go to get help to make their own video and audio which the can be broadcast and published on the mass media. Here are the required features: accessible by public transport. parking nearby for loading equipment. ground-floor room of 440 square…

  • digital storytelling,  links

    Summer catchup part II

    Following on from yesterday’s roundup, here’s the final batch of links, for now… 400+ Tools for Photographers, Videobloggers, Podcasters and Musicians. 50 storytelling tools on the web. Page of links to DS resources. Online video editing tool. Digital Stories Swansea stories, and some more from Swansea on YouTube. Cyfle Animation Scheme students’ animated digital stories.

  • links

    Summer catchup part I

    Here’s a post-summer catchup of stories about digital storytelling around the web… Voicethread is a new online way of connecting people’s stories about stories. Call for papers Quebec – Building Community-University Alliances through Oral History, Digital Storytelling and Collaboration. Guide for documentary students on Bib 2.0 Creating a movie with Web 2.0 links to online story-making tools. Part II to follow…