• citizenship,  conference,  digital storytelling,  inclusion,  media literacy,  museums,  story,  Wales

    Telling Truths, Changing Minds – digital storytelling evening

    As a round-up of digital storytelling activities in south Wales, it’s hard to beat this event TELLING TRUTHS, CHANGING MINDS in Cardiff, Wales, on Thursday, 29 November 2012. It’s been organised by the CommsCymru network for communications professionals in Wales and it’s open to all members of that CommsCymru network (joining details below). The event is all about the ‘practice and tactics for making effective comms narratives plus the latest applied research from experts at our national centre for storytelling’. The programme is impressive: Professor Hamish Fyfe of the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of Glamorgan will be hosting the evening. Lisa Heledd-Jones of StoryWorks will…

  • digital storytelling,  instruction,  media literacy,  people,  story,  timeless,  tips,  Wales

    9 things digital storytellers can learn from Steven Moffat, Doctor Who & Sherlock writer

    Here are some lessons digital storytellers can learn from Steven Moffat, based on advice he gave in an interview: 1. Imagine someone with their hat on, their coat half on, stepping out of the door. Make them say: “I’ll just keep watching until I find out what this is about” 2. Have a big whallop at the start. 3. Start with a promise of something you’re going to deliver 4. Surprise them 5. Try to think of a brand new idea. 6. Keep giving them reasons not to turn off 7. Try to make what you do appeal to _everybody_, then you’ve a chance of making it somebody’s favourite. 8.…

  • conference,  digital storytelling,  education,  story,  Wales

    Just a quick post about Great British Story, HLF grants and an EdTech conference

    1. The BBC Great British Story roadshow is in St Ffagan’s, Cardiff, Saturday 16 June 2012. 2. Attending will be representatives of ‘All Our Stories’. There are grants of £3,000 – £10,000 available to from Heritage Lottery Fund for UK organisations “Using collections like archives, libraries and museums, including collections held by people in the community – and – Recording things like people’s memories … scanning old photographs and documents…” Now that sounds like an interesting source of money for digital storytelling projects. Spread the word. 3. Here’s some news of a free event in Cardiff on 26 June I heard of via Dysg’s excellent e-newsletter, mailed out every week…

  • conference,  digital storytelling,  DS Cymru,  mobile,  story,  Wales

    DS7 digital storytelling conference review 2012

    The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling hosted this year’s annual Digital Storytelling Festival DS7 at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, on Thursday 7th June 2012. It has been held in each of the previous six years at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. This is my annual cribsheet, looking back at the day. There are links to past festivals at the end of this post. Annie Correal Cowbird, opened the batting at DS7 and she made everyone gasp when she revealed that her father had been kidnapped and held hostage in Colombia. You can hear about what happened in Episode 409 of This American Life. Cowbird was hatched when Annie met Jonathan Harris…

  • capturing assets,  digital storytelling,  education,  instruction,  museums,  people,  story,  timeless,  tips

    Digital storytelling admin

    I’ve just been speaking on Facebook with south Wales digital storytelling and community video practitioner Sandra Anstiss. She’s venturing into the private sector making stories with owners, marketing staff, customers, etc. and she was asking members of the Facebook DS Working Group for advice about consents and copyright. I’d say there are three or more issues here… 1. The stated consent of the storyteller and featured subjects; 2. Some form of evidence that any third-party assets are OK to use (other people’s pics, music, etc.); and 3. Something that says who owns the finished digital story entity. Once these are established, it becomes possible to license the story’s re-publication elsewhere,…

  • digital storytelling,  education,  media literacy,  mobile,  story

    Center for Digital Storytelling’s Joe Lambert teaching iPhone storytelling in London 2-4 June

    Joe Lambert, CDS Founder and Director, is coming to Cardiff to DS7 on 7 June 2012. While he’s in the UK he’s leading an iPhone workshop in London on June 2-4. Here’s the info from CDS: “Join CDS Founder and Director Joe Lambert on a weekend walk through the old City of London to explore your story against the backdrop of London streets. Using iPhones, iPads or iPod Touch, you will shoot, record, edit and complete a short film. See http://www.storycenter.org/iphone-workshop/ for more information. Special offer – Sliding Scale $100-$300/participant. Limit 15 participants.” For details, email workshop@storycenter.org This sounds like a diamond opportunity for UK Digital Storytellers to learn about…

  • digital storytelling,  digitalstorytellingpod,  education,  empowerment,  links,  media literacy,  people,  story

    Digital Storytelling Pod Ep02-Tamales and Stories with Cheryl Colan

    This is the second episode of the audio podcast for digital storytellers: Digital Storytelling Pod with Gareth Morlais. (See ep01 too). dspod-ep02.mp3 (Right-click and ‘Save Link As…’ if you’d like to save the audio mp3 file ‘Open Link in New Tab’ if you want to keep the shownotes open) Cheryl Colan is a digital storyteller and trainer from Phoenix, Arizona, USA. I recorded this interview with Cheryl in Cardiff, Wales, July 2011. She was in the UK leading a Digital Storytelling summer school with Study Abroad Britain. She’s led digital training groups to Australia and her motto is Trust Your Story. Shownotes: links Cheryl Colan – http://hummingcrow.com Shelley Rodrigo –…

  • conference,  digital storytelling,  links,  media literacy,  story,  Wales

    DS7 digital storytelling festival ticketing and speakers announced

    The main speakers and registration details for the DS7 Digital Storytelling Festival 2012 have just been officially announced. DS7 will be held at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales, on the 7th of June 2012. Tickets for the day cost £40, available from the DS7 website. Here are the details from the mail-out from Karen Lewis of the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, University of Glamorgan, who are hosting this year’s festival. This year’s speakers include: Annie Correal of the Cowbird storytelling community http://cowbird.com Natasha Armstrong of the Historypin mapping-meets-storytelling project http://www.historypin.com/ Patrizia Braga and Steve Bellis of pan-European digital storytelling partnership DeTales http://www.detales.net/wp/partners/united-kingdom/ Alyson Fielding of the Tower of…