Archives for April 2008

DS3 Digital Storytelling Festival – Wales






Details have just been posted for the third Digital Storytelling Festival – DS3 – at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre in West Wales. 5/6th June 2008 This is the main festival in the UK and it’s well worth booking. It’s cheap too. I’ll be there along with many of my former BBC colleagues from Capture Wales. […]






Jason Ohler's new book






Jason Ohler : Education and Technology :: Art, Storytelling, Education and Technology Art, Storytelling, Technology and Education Resources for educators, parents, innovators Announcement: Jasons new book about digital storytelling and new media narrative in education – Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning and Creativity, is now available for advance purchase: […]






Aperture – Aperture BorderFX






Apple – Downloads – Aperture – Aperture BorderFX An Aperture export plug-in that allows you to add borders to images as you export them.  If you are an Aperture user this free plugin is just brilliant. Add borders, text, and watermarks with a wide range of options. How did I live without it?






Training Trainers Digital Storytelling Workshop – New dates






I am planning the next workshop for trainers who want to run their own digital storytelling projects It will be held at a retreat and conference centre near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. It’s beautifully situated in the Yorkshire Pennines and just off the M62 so access is easy. The provisional dates are June 17th – […]






Big birds still worry me






Another true story inspired by an object in the Magic Story Bag Once a year we used to walk from school to Debden village church for a special service. On the way we passed a lake where a few swans swam. The teacher, Mrs Firth, told us not to annoy the swans because they might […]






Digital Storytelling | Stories for Change






Digital Storytelling | Stories for Change This is a useful site for digital storytellers. Lots of resources and tips as well as a growing collection of completed digital stories. If you’re serious about your craft it’s not a bad idea to join up to this site.  It has a forum too and a place to […]






Aberth Digital Storytelling






Aberth Digital Storytelling — digital storytelling, participatory media and easing access to mass media This is the blog of Gareth Morlais. Gareth was the guy who showed me my first Digital Story back in 2001. It was made in one of the pilot workshops of the BBC Capture Wales project, which has sadly just closed […]






Something borrowed, something green …






This story was inspired by a car key fob from the magic story bag I borrowed a hundred pounds from my grandma to buy my first car. I don’t know why she was so willing to lend it to me. Perhaps, to her, it wasn’t a lot of money. For me it was a fortune […]






Family clears home at cliff site






BBC North Yorkshire | Family clears home at cliff site A second family has had to move belongings from their home which is teetering on the edge of a landslip at Cayton Bay in North Yorkshire. Thousands of tonnes of earth have slipped away in front of a number of homes leaving them on a […]






International Day for Sharing Life Stories – May 16, 2008






International Day for Sharing Life Stories – May 16, 2008 We invite you and/or your organization to endorse our joint call for Listen – International Day for Sharing Life Stories, on May 16th 2008. The day will be an opportunity for people around the world to gather in community halls, classrooms, public parks, theaters, auditoriums, […]