Digital basics #6 – adding a soundtrack

In our final intro session of 2020, our films are nearly finished. All that's needed is a soundtrack! Laura shows you how to add music from the iMovies audio library, and how to fade it in and out. If you've been following along with these tutorials, we'd love to see your work on our Facebook … Continue reading Digital basics #6 – adding a soundtrack

Digital basics #5 – adding voiceovers

In this session, Laura will lead us through recording a voiceover directly onto your iPad, and then how to trim and re-position it in order to get the words aligning with your chosen images. https://videopress.com/v/gnIUSXzG?preloadContent=metadata

Building your writing muscles #5 – in which we reply to Mary Oliver

Use this tutorial video to inspire a series of short free-writes inspired by lines from the famous poem Wild Geese, which contains within it ideas of goodness, guilt, repentance, the physical body, and our relationship with nature. https://videopress.com/v/OkU2VCkI?preloadContent=metadata

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

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

A digital story by Margaret McClure

Margaret's film is one of hope. Like many others, she has experienced fears and dark times in her life, when newborn family members were struggling for survival and when parents fell ill. She has translated her very relatable experiences into a meditation on how there is always light at the end of the tunnel, and … Continue reading A digital story by Margaret McClure

A digital story by Grace Turner-Thompson

Grace is a very special member of our Middlesbrough workshop group. The film she's made will give you an insight into her life, and what she needs to secure a hopeful future. We're also delighted to bring you a poem by Grace, about her Grandma Edith who taught her how to bake. The Wedding Ring … Continue reading A digital story by Grace Turner-Thompson

Dancing In Your Houses by Sarah L Dixon

When guest editor Jess Green chose this poem, she said "I love the familiarity and warmth of Dancing In Your Houses, the idea of throughout the week we 'feel the air waiting patiently for Friday' and the image of ' the corners of the front room no-one usually goes in are filled with wind-milling arms'. … Continue reading Dancing In Your Houses by Sarah L Dixon