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Life Storytelling

Telling the story of ME recovery

I’ve started keeping a video diary about my recovery from ME. It’s an attempt to take back control rather than a plea for sympathy.

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Creativity

OK Go – creativity and pushing the limits of one-shot promos

OK Go have released another promo video this week that pushes the limits of the one-shot format, a prime example of creativity within constraints.

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Storytelling

Video editing on the go with Splice #BlappSnapp

I’m writing this as a contribution to BlappSnapp, a series of posts on mobile apps in the classroom for Julian Wood (@ideas_factory). You can see the previous post in the chain here. If you’ve done any work with digital video you’ll know that the results that learners achieve can be amazing. You’ll also know what […]

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Storytelling

Story Wars: The dark side of the force?

I love just about anything to do with stories and storytelling but this video by Jonah Sachs left me more than a little depressed. What does it do for you? It comes from the Future of Storytelling site (def worth a look!). It’s beautifully done an…

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Learning

What would fieldwork be like if you had one of THESE?

I wondered how people taking students out on fieldwork might make use of something like the AR Drone… For doing remote HD filming/imaging of locations… …and flips! (rad!) It’s not cheap, mind. And the range and battery life are limited (alth…

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Storytelling

Digital storytelling for projects – background and examples

At Netskills we’re developing our approach to helping project teams to use digital storytelling as a way of demonstrating their impacts. Part of this includes developing our own skills but we’re also putting together guidance for project teams wor…

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Storytelling

WeVideo – online video editing tool

The summary WeVideo is an online video editor that allows cloud storage of assets and finished videos. It’s got a good feature set and nice links to social media tools. But it won’t do everything. Pros Free Sign in with Google, Facebook or Yahoo G…

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Storytelling

Immersive video on the iP*d – more than just interesting?

Just saw this on the Neiman Journalism Lab blog… A collaboration between Condition One and The Guardian it’s a slightly more interactive approach to video where you have an element of control over where the camera is looking. Is it more than jus…

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Learning

#Infographics and the art of political persuasion

We’ve been talking about infographics a bit at Netskills towers recently and one of the discussion points was the difference between clarifying data by presenting it in particular ways and spinning data to get across a message. This came up on the…

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Storytelling

Find music for video projects with Vimeo – #digitalstorytelling

One of the hardest parts of creating decent digital stories has been picking music that’s OK to use for most situations. There’s a lot of Creative Commons music out there but it’s difficult to find and/or poor quality. Step forward the Vimeo Music…