Digital Storytelling Resources

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Links - example of creating videos and using Google maps to geo tag. - see above. EngageMedia is a non-profit media, technology and culture organisation. We use the power of video, the internet and free software technologies to create social and environmental change. We believe independent media and free and open technologies are fundamental to building the movements needed to challenge social injustice and environmental damage, as well as to provide and present solutions.

EngageMedia works with independent filmmakers, video activists, technologists, and campaigners to generate wider audiences, demystify new video distribution technologies, and create an online archive of independent video productions using open content licenses. Creative Narrations is a cutting-edge social change consulting firm specializing in multimedia support and training for non-profit and educational institutions. Bringing together narrative, technology, and community building, we help you document the voices and images of change that you see every day. Learn more about us and our services. Examples of their work. A phone interview with Alan Grieg, who coordinates digital storytelling workshops with Generation Five. Generation Five is a nonprofit organization with the goal of ending child sexual abuse within five generations.

The player will show in this paragraph - Stories are not just for campfires - they entertain, educate, motivate, incite and surprising to many also bring healing powers into our lives. Digital storytelling is not simply a technical playground but an artistic experience merging the ancient art of storytelling with a palette of digital tools. Mixing images, sounds, voices, and special effects together creates a sensory experience of well-written stories. - Education use in Digital Storytelling and example below:

The player will show in this paragraph - Places to get free license free images, audio, video etc. - Ourmedia's community of over 150,000 members is seeking to use social media to advocate for the causes that improve people's lives. This is a community that is meant to build a better planet. - Lots of resources - Timeline tool. - BBC storytelling database

Other digital storytelling sites

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) – ACMI is internationally renowned for its award winning exhibition program, its position as the only cultural facility in the world with a dedicated games space, and its leadership role in self-generated content, particularly digital storytelling. The centre celebrates, champions and explores the moving image in all its forms – film, television, games, new media and art.

BBC Capture Wales – BBC’s award-winning Digital Storytelling project which came out of a partnership formed in 2001 between BBC Wales and Cardiff University.

BBC Telling Lives – Telling Lives was based on the Capture Wales project based at the BBC in Cardiff. The team in England was fully trained and mentored by the Welsh team in the winter of 2002/3.

Center for Digital Storytelling – Listen Deeply, Tell Stories… where Digital Storytelling began and took off.

Digitstories – UK – Barrie Stephenson set up the business after successfully pioneering digital storytelling for the BBC with a major television and internet project called Telling Lives. Since then he has been commissioned by many organisations to deliver workshops for their clients.

Festival of Digital Storytelling, Cymru - The fifth anniversary of the Digital Storytelling Festival promises to inspire, encourage and show the exciting possibilities of digital storytelling. DS5 will be held on 17 June 2011 at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales’ largest arts centre and recognised as a ‘national flagship for the arts’.

Jason Ohler – Great resources for educators by Jason Ohler, Author of Digital Storytelling in the Classroom – New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity; Professor Emeritus, Educational Technology. University of Alaska

Stories for Change – is an online meeting place for community digital storytelling facilitators and advocates. Learn more about how we’re using this unique medium for social change and join the network.

StoryCorp – Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants.

Storykeepers Wiki – Tools for Digital Storytelling.

University of Houston – The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Wikipedia – Digital Storytelling information

Copyright, Copyleft, Creative Commons

Copyleft explained – Wikipedia

Creative Commons – Creative Commons helps you publish your work online while letting others know exactly what they can and can’t do with your work.

Free software

Windows Movie Maker – comes with PC Windows (for Windows XP)

Windows Photo Story – make video clips from your still photos. It offers more options on the pan and zoom than Movie Maker

Photoscape – Photoscape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program – photo retouching, image composition and image authoring

IrfanView – Graphic viewer and photo editing

Audacity – The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor

Free images

Stock.XCHNG – the leading FREE stock photo site

Free music

Jamendo - open your ears – download and share their music. Free, legal and unlimited.

FBY Fabio Barzagli

CC Mixter

Personal tools