Jul 062015
 

header_the_yemen_project-1250x833At the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2015 we once more presented new ways of Digital Storytelling. The core of our session was our new Transmedia Story “The Yemen Project”. By the time of the presentation it was not completely finished and password secured, because we wanted to integrate participants’ output into the website. We were overwhelmed by the “Greetings to Yemen” which so many people created and handed in.

The website is now online and available in two versions. Both versions are based on WordPress whereas one site was created using the free plugin AESOP story engine in combination with another free theme and the other site was created using the theme Linius.

AESOP version:
http://transmedia.digitalstorytelling.info

Linius version:
http://yemenstory.digitalstorytelling.info

More technical details will be published soon.

Jun 252015
 
Guido Kowalski - Picture by DW/M. Magunia

Guido Kowalski – Picture by DW/M. Magunia

Thanks to everybody who visited and supported our presentation at this year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

We presented the topic “Generation Transmedia – The way to tell stories today” and our new Transmedia Story “The Yemen Story” in front of a great audience in a completely packed room. We asked all visitors to support our Yemen Story by sending greetings to Yemen via postcards that we handed out to them and we were really impressed and moved by the huge response we got.

Generation Transmedia - Picture by  DW/M. Magunia

Generation Transmedia – Picture by DW/M. Magunia

We will photograph all the postcards and publish them on the website in the next days. Additionally you will find all the information about Transmedia Storytelling, the examples, the links and the detailed instruction how to use the introduced software, plugins and themes to create your own Transmedia Story.

We want to apologise to everybody who could not take part in the presentation because the room was too full. So if you did not have a chance to follow the presentation live, you will find a video recording here in a short while as well.

Jul 072014
 
Guido Kowalski / Picture by DW/K. Danetzki

Guido Kowalski / Picture by DW/K. Danetzki

Thanks to everyone who visited and supported us at the GMF 2014 in Bonn.

Sarolta and Guido presented Digital Storytelling on Moday the 30th of June and Tuesday the 1st of July and both presentations were completely packed with people. They showed new methods, stories and projects about DS and Guido presented his special video editing workshop where he stated “I can teach you video editing in 4 steps and that takes only 10 minutes”.

Sarolta Berke / Picture by DW/K. Danetzki

Sarolta Berke / Picture by DW/K. Danetzki

 

Pictures and audio recordings of the workshops can be found by clicking the following links:

See YOU in the future – new ways of digital storytelling (Monday workshop)

Participartory story – Be part of it (Tuesday workshop)

 

 

You can watch the result of the Tuesday workshop (Participartory story – Be part of it) on Youtube or Vimeo:

Jun 302014
 

IMG_3333As last year, Grimme Institut and Deutsche Welle organized a DS workshop before the Global Media Forum 2014 with participants from 8 countries all over the world.

The trainers Sarolta and Guido led this workshop and you can either watch the results directly here  in our playlist players or click the links below each player. All stories are available on Vimeo and Youtube:

 

 

https://vimeo.com/album/2944537

 

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_lOJP66fnxkKV7THksRgu6U4uNQVlUk8

 

Additionally, some of the participant published their own articles and Annette Schneider from Grimme Institut published a very detailed blog article, too. Some of this information is in English and some in German:

http://archiv.nrw-denkt-nachhaltig.de/blog/?p=6538
http://futurechallenges.org/local/glogal-media-forum-deutsche-welle-connected-us/

Jan 242014
 

wir_sindFrom the 17. to the 19. of January 2014 the project “Heisse Zeiten” (Hot Times) from Germany organized a Storytelling Workshop in Cologne (Germany) with Guido Kowalski as their trainer. 18 participants produced stories with topics such as sustainability, climate change or the political situation in foreign countries. Continue reading »

Jun 192013
 

The method of Digital Storytelling was presented on the Global Media Forum 2013 by Dávid Bán, Sarolta Berke and Guido Kowalski.

It was the hottest day of the year and the room was more than completely filled with people when the three trainers talked about their experiences and showed lots of digital stories to the audience. Continue reading »

Jan 132013
 

IMG_6766This is one of our main rules when we teach Digital Storytelling (DS) and the more you know about DS the more you will see the truth in this.

This website offers you information, methods and news about the topic of Digital Storytelling. It gives you the opportunity to take part in this amazing way of sharing knowledge with others and it hopefully encourages you to use storytelling for your own issues too.

Here you can find trainers and get into contact with them, watch stories produced by or together with the trainers and get info about workshops or publications regarding DS.

If you have never heard about DS, we will give you a short summary about what exactly it is, its history and how you can create and publish your own story. We show you how easy storytelling can be and that even people with little computer skills are able to tell a DS without problems.

We will show you in how many different ways a digital story can be told and that these methods can be used for personal stories, school and university education, informal learning, historical chronicles and documentaries, arts or social concerns.

Whatever your aim is, DS is a great instrument to easily address a variety of target groups.

Tell your story, make them think.