• digital storytelling,  museums,  story,  Wales

    The Cardiff Story digital stories

    I went to the screening last night at the Atrium in Cardiff of 13 new digital stories, made to be exhibited at The Cardiff Story – a museum about the city which opens in autumn 2010. The stories were broadly all on the theme of the views about Cardiff of people living in the Valleys of south Wales. They’re a collaboration between The Cardiff Story, University of Glamorgan’s George Ewart Evans Centre of Storytelling, Cardiff Council and the AHRC. Only 13 of the stories were screened last night but they’ll all be exhibited at the Cardiff Story later in 2010, and on their website. What’s remarkable about this is that…

  • digital storytelling,  instruction,  timeless,  tips

    Seven things to avoid when making a digital story

    1. Telling your story in a straight line 2. Fancy video effects 3. A less than perfect voice recording 4. Corny visual cliches 5. Nothing but show and tell 6.  Twee rhyming poetry 7.  Using other people’s stuff As you can see as you follow the links, I’m doing a little recycling here because the individual articles are reprised. But this is the first time I’ve laid these out as a Top 7 of digital storytelling tips. If you find this Top 7 useful, tell other people by linking to it, re-tweeting or pasting the address into your Facebook update. And happy digital storytelling. Thanks. Written and first published by…

  • digital storytelling,  education

    Digital stories and emergency management for schools

    Digital stories about bush fires in Australia are now being used as learning materials in that country’s schools. There are ten stories about natural disasters like fire and flood – all based on actual experiences. There’s also a freely-downloadable pack for teachers. The digital stories were facilitated by ACMI, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and it’s great to see digital storytelling being used in this way. To see the stories and read more about this: http://www.ema.gov.au/… Source: http://www.psnews.com.au/Page_psn22411.html

  • digital storytelling,  museums

    Home movies meet digital stories

    Do you know of examples of media forms that mix home movies with digital storytelling to add a personal-viewpoint narration to a home movie? If you do, please can you add a link to the comments below? (Don’t worry about the error message when you send the comment; I seem to be picking up all the coments OK, This is one of the joys of my WordPress comments plugin). I’m asking the question because an Umbrian researcher called Simona Bonini Baldini is spending the summer based here at BBC Wales investigating the BBC Capture Wales model and seeing if this kind of digital storytelling method might be mixed with the…

  • digital storytelling,  media literacy,  story,  Wales


    Interesting new multi-format digital storytelling about ‘place’ project – and it’s here in Cardiff. I’m looking forward to finding out more: The background is in this WalesOnline news report. The organisers (including Helia Phoenix, Roath) have already staged an empty shop project in town: via Google news alerts