I Want To Make A Time Machine

  I am involved in a joint bid with Riding Lights Theatre Company to use storytelling, theatre and digital coding to create an app to help families affected by dementia. To promote our bid we created this video to tell the story. The film features two people who are affected by dementia. One of them, [...]

Bridges Burned – Upgrade Complete

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As I complete the upgrade on my last MacBook today I realise that In will probably never run a digital storytelling workshop again using iMovieHD – my bridges have been burned

iMovie ’11 – a worthy successor to iMovieHD

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I have fully tested the latest version of iMovie and I am confident that it can be used to create digital stories.

Adobe Premiere Elements for Mac

I’m excited and doubtful about the arrival of Adobe Premiere Elements for Mac. Excited because it this could be a Mac solution for digital storytelling but dubious because it’s Adobe and my experience of their products and pricing is mixed.

Quicktime upgrade wrecks iMovieHD function

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I’m delivering a workshop this week but when I opened my tutorial in iMovie HD it displayed a fault I thought was only found on Snow Leopard machines.

If the bucket is already there – use it

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I can be very specific about the right kit to use for a digital storytelling project, but sometimes, in the name of inclusion, I have to remember it’s the story that’s important not the way it’s made.

XO based digital storytelling

How do you give schoolchildren the tools to create digital stories on a $100 computer? You write the software yourself as they have in Uruguay.

Improve Encoding Quality in iDVD

If you want to improve the quality of DVDs that you burn with Apple’s iDVD I’ve just discovered something really useful. I had always been under the impression that iDVD always used the best possible encoding unless you were trying to squeeze more onto a DVD, and then it started to sacrifice quality for quantity. [...]

QuickTime 7 update – still no cure for iMovie HD

Apple has updated QuickTime 7 QuickTime Player 7.6.6 for Mac OS X v10.6.3 QuickTime Player 7 supports older media formats, such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime movies, and MIDI files on Snow Leopard I had hoped that it would improve the handling of stills in the timeline of iMovie HD projects under Snow Leopard. Alas, no. [...]

Mars Edit 3

The latest update of Mars Edit blogging software is in the wild. I was very tempted to deploy it when version 2.3 emerged but I decided to stick with the web interface. I think the latest version is going to lift the dollars out of my pocket as I’m won over by the smarter features. [...]