Digital basics #3 – how to start a movie project in iMovie

In this session, we open the iMovie app and learn how to create a new project. We learn what each area of the editing screen is called and what it does, how to insert a video clip onto the timeline for editing, and how to delete it off again. We also learn what a playhead … Continue reading Digital basics #3 – how to start a movie project in iMovie

Digital Basics #1 – iPads for absolute beginners

What is a digital story? Switching on and charging your iPad What is an app? https://videopress.com/v/xfxxVkLT?preloadContent=metadata Entering a passcode (Celebrating Change core participants only) What is an app? Swiping between screens https://videopress.com/v/89FBfSbA?preloadContent=metadata Turning the Camera app on and off How to close down all your apps if something isn't responding Taking photos and video The … Continue reading Digital Basics #1 – iPads for absolute beginners

Celebrating Change year 3 launches with seven weekly Zooms to get you going

Welcome to the new, online Celebrating Change for these "unprecedented times"! The following video is our captioned resource for building your writing muscles. Follow along with 30 minutes of timed free-writing exercises, and get your notebook started. https://videopress.com/v/Pwd9YTZM?preloadContent=metadata

Life Lines by Dawn Foster

Our final digital story from Celebrating Change #2 is from Dawn, who has put together an incredibly beautiful and ambitious stop-motion film featuring the drawings and textile skills that make up her own personal practice. Following the thread of her own life, her mother's struggles and her own experience of motherhood, she takes the image … Continue reading Life Lines by Dawn Foster

Behind the scenes at a ship launch with Jan Winward

During our year of workshops in Middlesbrough, Jan has been a staunch participant with many interesting memories of her working life in the heyday of industrial Teesside. Never one to sit easy with the more poetic side of our writing exercises, Jan elected to film an interview for her digital story and tell us how … Continue reading Behind the scenes at a ship launch with Jan Winward

Ally’s Digital Stories

Today we're bringing you three short digital stories by Ally O'Neill, one of our workshop participants who has been learning how to combine her writing with filming and editing skills. She is deeply motivated by her love of Nature, and feels it is her mission to show people how connection with the earth can be … Continue reading Ally’s Digital Stories

Growth by Katharine Jones

Katharine's digital stories are strongly formed out of her faith, and her work with refugees and asylum seekers who are supported by Stockton Baptist Church. This first piece turns a pantoum poem into a prayer for closeness with God - please enjoy her charming stop-motion animation and beautiful photographs taken along the banks of the … Continue reading Growth by Katharine Jones

Landlocked by Oz Hardwick

Landlocked The wood is polished walnut, warped by wind and waves, polished by sun, then jerry-rigged into place to make a built-in bunk, a low bench, a fold-down table, and bookshelves filled with paperbacks bought in newsagents and railway stations. A circular mirror reflects brass-rimmed portholes onto suburban shrubbery, and a gilded cage holds a … Continue reading Landlocked by Oz Hardwick