• Blogroll,  digital storytelling,  links

    Who’s missing from this list of 43 Digital Storytelling Influencers?

    As part of the process of redesigning this Aberth Digital Storytelling blog, I decided to look again at the links from the point of view of listing some of the digital storytelling people and projects who’ve influenced me over the years. Here’s the first draft. I know I’ve left many people off this list. If there’s someone from the field of digital storytelling you’d like me to consider adding, please use the Comments system to let me know. Akiko Ogawa, Alec Couros, Angharad Dalton, Barrie Stephenson, BBC Capture Wales (archive) , BBC Cipolwg ar Gymru (archif), Bernajean Porter, Breaking Barriers , Cadwyd, Cardiff Story, Carwyn Evans, Communities 2.0 , Culture…

  • digital storytelling,  links,  story

    Digital Storytelling in Nordic countries

    I had a query recently from Liz Milner, Bristol, via Mandy Rose, asking about digital storytelling in Scandinavia and northern Europe. Here’s a list of the ones I could think of; please feel free to add others using Comments: Hanne Jones, Christer Fasmer and Eli Lea of Digital Fortellinger . See also the end of this blog post for more in English about that project. Lisa Heledd, formerly of the BBC Capture Wales team has trained trainers in Norway. The European Center for Digital Storytelling is part of the CDS and they have a Ning Group. You need to join (free) to read and post. CDS has run other projects…

  • digital storytelling,  instruction,  japan,  links,  media literacy,  timeless

    Papurau Bro: coming together to fold

    Papurau Bro are Welsh-language local newspapers written by, edited by, folded & stapled and distributed by community members. They’ve thrived for three decades or more and I’d say that digital storytelling in Wales has drawn inspiration from the spirit of Papurau Bro. In my current (2009) role as executive producer of www.bbc.co.uk/cymru I was interviewed by Rhodri ap Dyfrig for his tech blog metastwnsh. I’ve long been a fan of Rhodri’s work in screening short films via Pictiwrs yn y Pyb. Before the interview began we discussed our shared admiration of the way Papurau Bro are made in concert by the people featured in the stories and wondered what might…

  • digital storytelling,  links,  media literacy

    Evidence of benefits to support funding bid

    I was asked earlier today for links to reports outlining benefits of digital storytelling to communities by someone drafting a funding bid. I thought it might be useful to share these links with you. Many of these link to PowerPoint and PDF files: Case studies about DS and older people ssrg.org.uk – scotland victas.unitingcare.org.au Case study about working with second-generation immigrants: http://www.mediabiotope.com/ English at bottom of page Health therapeutic-effects-of-digital-storytelling where I posted a blog entry urging people to feed into Arts in Health Strategy Unfortunately, there’s no mention of DS in the strategy. Young people: you may be able to pull out a quote from ELI7021.pdf Education/public service archimuse.com ……

  • digital storytelling,  links

    Job in Toronto – murmur hiring

    Dear friend of [murmur], Shawn Micallef sent me an email this morning saying that [murmur] is looking to hire an executive director to help move the project forward. He asked recipients of the mail to pass it on, so here it is: “[murmur] is looking for an inspirational leader.  We’re seeking someone passionate about community, cities, and storytelling to guide and grow [murmur]’s collaborations and projects. The director will be responsible for managing and producing [murmur], and leading its expansion through writing grant applications, securing commissions, and cultivating relationships with potential funders. On the “producing” side, this means taking care of stuff like: – Recording & editing stories – Installing…

  • audio,  digital storytelling,  links,  story

    Tell your story

    Here are three links I wanted to share with you in the area of storytelling, participation and citizenship: 1. http://www.friction.tv/ If you’ve got a webcam and a microphone plugged into your computer, you can contribute to this site. It partners with Channel 5 news and is a managable way to get your point across on video. The drawback is that it’s difficult to make a polished piece: good sound and light, memorising something fluid and engaging, looking comfortable in front of the camera, etc. Oftentimes though, the speaker’s passion shines through. From Mandy Rose 2. http://voicethread.com/ A Flash-based online storytelling tool. You can add photos from Flickr or your computer,…

  • digital storytelling,  links

    Scottish stories

    The first of BBC Scotland’s Highland Lives videos and audio slideshows are now live at http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/highlandlives/. I watched two videos – To Catch a Lobster and Love to Grow. They were mainly video with some still images. They had some really rare moments and certainly revealed something special about the authors and their lives. Having the camera still – on a tripod – when the author was in shot yet often moving when they were out of shot reciforced the image of the author holding the camera and ‘calling the shots’. Having some still images in the video worked well too. The storyteller edits their own video in the workshop.…

  • capturing assets,  digital storytelling,  links,  technology

    18 things a digital storyteller needs

    I’ve just updated my shopping list here: brand new Aberth Digital Storytelling Resources It’s actually the first page of a brand new sister website to this blog. Aberth Digital Storytelling Resources is a response to what a number of people have asked for: a site that brings together in one place all kinds of equipment and software that digital storytellers will find useful. I’ve chosen to focus on items on sale on eBay because it’s a great way of presenting current resources (like flashcard portable audio recorders) alongside discontinued software (like the digital storyteller’s old favourite Adbe Premiere 6.5 which can be installed on both Macs and PCs). I hope you…

  • 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.