Judges of Character

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This is the theme for the Riding Lights Summer Theatre School this year. I will again be delivering a course called Tall Stories. You'll learn how use a personal narrative to create a digital performance that will be presented to an audience by the end of the week. We will explore storytelling, digital media, writing [...]

Touching Stories

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The MacBooks have all but gone and the iPads are moving in. It’s time to create digital stories by touch. The iPad (and iPhone) mean digital storytelling workshops can happen just about anywhere. No need for boxes of gear – with just an iPad you can tell your story anywhere. So I took the step [...]

See digistories at Illuminating York

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The Armed Forces Community Presents … Workshops are complete and the stories are finding their way onto the York Stories 2012 website. But the highlight of this project – apart from the stories themselves of course – is that five of the digital stories will be shown on a big screen in St Helen’s Square [...]

Armed Forces Community Presents …..

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Live in York? Have a story to tell about military life? Want to expand your media skills? I am running a series of workshops in the city linked to York Stories 2012 called Armed Forces Presents. York is a great military city and has been ever since the Romans built their Legionary Headquarters here two [...]

Time Running Out – Book now for DS7

It will soon be time for the UK’s only Digital Storytelling Festival, DS7. Bookings are going well and this is the last week to send in your form. This year it is hosted by the University of Glamorgan’s George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling and will be held at Chapter Arts in Cardiff on Thursday 7th June 2012. Book your place [...]

Past Caring

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Not a reference to a bout of indifference but the title of a workshop project with folk.us in Devon where people who are carers tell their story, usually after the person they have cared for has died.

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.

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Culture Shock Festival

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A big screen, fireworks and secret projections mark this extravaganza of Digital Stories created in Culture Shock workshops across the North East from October 23rd to November 7th 2010.