The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre unites young people with researchers, practitioners, innovators and policy-makers from over 70 partner organisations across the not-for-profit, academic, government and corporate sectors.
The Young and Well CRC explores the role of technology in young people’s lives, and how technology can be used to improve the mental… Continue
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on January 31, 2013 at 14:59 —
It seems, whether you're into marriage or not, that people are slowly recognising that law reform might have positive social consequences BEYOND marriage... like increasing acceptance of GLBTQI people and their families.
Today I received e:mails from AME (Australian Marriage Equality) and from one of my favourite bloggers (and RFT member) Jacqui Tomlins. AME are… Continue
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on June 20, 2012 at 14:00 —
Walking the Talk
So I figured it was time! Some weeks ago I managed to secure an appointment with the very busy Federal Liberal member for Boothby, Andrew Southcott. We met today... These are some of my thoughts... Continue
Andrew (Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Primary Healthcare) was quick to establish that ‘this issue is a difficult one for the Liberal Party and for me personally’ ...but he nevertheless made an effort…
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on June 10, 2011 at 16:30 —
Pretty nervous this morning as I upload the latest Digital Story and start the process of circulating it online... In my head I replay the many voices of concern (both real and imagined) about whether I’m exposing my daughter too much... or in some way ‘dumping her in it’... Continue
The story is about how community acceptance of same sex marriage would flag a wider acceptance of sexual diversity and impact upon homophobia, particularly that experienced by the ‘innocent victims’ - our…
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on May 27, 2011 at 13:54 —
I’m processing some big stuff that happened over the weekend. These are some of the words that I’m trying to squash into a Digital Story, to follow... Continue
On Saturday, my girlfriend and I got (illegally) ‘married’ in a…
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on May 16, 2011 at 16:30 —
After lots of discussion with members, we've made some changes on the site!
The 'groups' and 'forums' areas have been canned... and we've reintroduced the 'blogs' area. We'll use this space to do a round up of activities and posts by members across the various online spaces RFT now inhabits. If you haven't checked them out yet, here they are:
RFT facebook… Continue
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on May 9, 2011 at 13:16 —
Well done to all of you who have finished up your videos... very exciting!
I'm now in the process of gathering together all of your projects on one hard drive so that we can do tech checks and have all projects in optimal formats for screening at the Mercury on the 21st of November and for inclusion in the DVD compilation... after we've done this I'll e:mail you a copy of your project file so that you can upload it to the site... and show it to friends and family!
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on October 13, 2009 at 13:08 —
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
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on September 29, 2009 at 12:33 —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on September 18, 2009 at 12:03 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on September 11, 2009 at 11:30 —
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… Continue
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on September 8, 2009 at 11:11 —
WHO AM I? WHY AM I HERE?
Hi all! Welcome!
It's just possible that I'm as nervous here as I would be if I were standing at the front of a tutorial room doing the intro session... doesn't feel that different (I've just made a long list of things I must remember to say!!).
However, because we're working in a written medium, I'm going to endeavour to keep it short, simple and sweet!
This is session one of ten that will take place over the… Continue
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on August 11, 2009 at 14:00 —
This is where it all started... the story of wanting another baby; plucking up the courage to tell my conservative bio-family; the quest to find a donor; seemingly endless insemination attempts (embarrassingly, documenting the whole thing on video!!)... and falling in love with my beautiful baby boy... Have a read at: www.familyvalues.katalyst.com.au
Added by Rainbow Family Tree on August 11, 2009 at 13:30 —