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September 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Workshop Blog - Session Eight

Hi all!

The next few blog entries and workshop sessions are designed to support you as you fine tune and finish off your stories. As you'll be quite busy doing this, there aren't any more activities!

However, it would be very useful for you and all of us if you could post regularly on how you're going creatively... and absolutely imperative that… Continue

Added by Rainbow Family Tree on September 29, 2009 at 12:33 — 1 Comment

Workshop Blog - Session Seven

Now's the time to bring your attention to some additional free software for editing images and sound.


If you're thinking you'd like to manipulate some of your photos in some way (including blurring faces so that individuals are not identifiable) you may want to spend a little bit of time getting your head around image editing… Continue

Added by Rainbow Family Tree on September 25, 2009 at 12:04 — No Comments

Workshop Blog - Session Six

Hi all!

If you're up to looking for additional assets (music, images, sound FX) on-line you'll be wanting to check out copyright free assets in the Interesting Links Forum. If you find any additional sites please post them here so other people can benefit from your surfing ;… Continue

Added by Rainbow Family Tree on September 22, 2009 at 12:00 — No Comments

Workshop Blog - Session Five

According to my trusty workshop schedule today we're commencing 'How to Edit 2 - Creative choices for Sound and Picture'.

Here is a storyboard template that will help you plan how your images and voiceover come together. Basically you write down/draw what images you're planning on using (and in what… Continue

Added by Rainbow Family Tree on September 18, 2009 at 12:03 — No Comments

Workshop Blog - Session Four

I'm sensing a degree of 'overwhelmed' feeding back through the internet ether...

I'm here to say - YOU CAN DO IT! Conquering fear is actually part of the process... fear of revealing yourself in a digital story AND fear of unknown technology...

So today's activity is really simple... answer the questions posted at Virtual Workshop - Q & A

Also remember - we are here… Continue

Added by Rainbow Family Tree on September 15, 2009 at 10:50 — No Comments

Workshop Blog - Session Three

Hi all!

Today we start getting stuck into the practical software side of the workshop... by the end of the weekend it would be great if you had all...

- downloaded and printed the 'How to Make a Digital Story' document and read pages 9-12 thoroughly! RFT_Overview.pdf

- downloaded and printed and read the relevant edit software guides - MovieMaker… Continue

Added by Rainbow Family Tree on September 11, 2009 at 11:30 — 4 Comments

Workshop Blog - Session Two

Hi all! Hope you're settling in and finding your way around OK... just to re-cap... make sure you have:

1 - joined the Virtual Storytellers group so that you receive the workshop tips I'll be posting to the group

2 - download the 'How to make a Digital Story' manual RFT_Overview.pdf

3 - check the workshop blog for updates on Tuesday and Friday mornings

4 - participate in… Continue

Added by Rainbow Family Tree on September 8, 2009 at 11:11 — No Comments

gay media, parenting and ambivalence

So this is out in the 'father's day' issue of Blaze - Adelaide queer street mag. I am a bit ambivalent about it myself - first they wanted a 'dad and baby' cover story. When i said i didnt have a baby; that images of our children (as foster children) cant appear in media; and that i didnt know anyone with a baby (though i have since realised i do!!), they were about ready to drop the story. I then suggested they use a stock image for the cover and then do an interview with one of the dads i… Continue

Added by Damien on September 5, 2009 at 17:35 — 1 Comment

About My Story - Stealth Crip

The original idea came from the ignorance I felt being a disabled man in the queer community. For example, a lot of the friends I had when I could walk began to drop away and I felt shunned by any potential date. The story then (somehow) became about disability and identity. I was very happy with the story, but it didn’t actually contain much gay content. I came out to myself when I was fourteen, to my family when I was fifteen and diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) when I was sixteen. I… Continue

Added by Ad'm Martin on September 2, 2009 at 17:17 — 1 Comment

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