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Love: A Digital Storytelling Workshop
An innovative digital workshop designed for pan-European learners aged 50+ which culminated in a collection of short films that used personal archive material to tell a story about the maker's experience of love.
6 Jun - 10 Jul 2011
In June 2011 Watershed hosted an innovative workshop which had been designed for European learners aged over fifty who were interested in learning about digital media, meeting people from different cultures and wanted to use digital technology to tell stories in a creative and personally meaningful way. The participants were from across Europe, hailing from Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Belgium, and the UK. They visited Bristol to learn how to use technology and explore and share their stories of love.
The result was a collection of short films that used personal archive material like photographs to tell stories about the makers' own life experiences. Using sound, photos, images and objects and video editing software, participants each created a short film based around the universal theme of love. Working together as a group, they received training in story and script development, audio and image capture, and video editing. The workshop was aimed at those with little or no experience of working with digital media. The workshop aimed to introduce technology that was intuitive and easy to use to ensure that participants increased their skills and confidence, enabling them to discover how new technologies can add value to everyday experience.
The workshop was facillitated by Mandy Mcintosh, Glasgow-based visual artist and creative director of Ham and Enos.
Love – A Digital Storytelling Workshop was funded with support from the European Commission under the Grundtvig Lifelong Learning programme. This publication [communication] reflects the views of the author, and the commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Love: A Digital Storytelling Workshop Overview The workshop facilitator and participants talk about their experience of the Grundtvig Love: Digital Storytelling workshop.
Chiselled from the Heart Bjørn Kongsgaard (Norway) muses on the cycle of life, drawing from the monumental work of Norwegian sculptor, Gustav Vigeland.
I Love Nordic Walking Style Jonas Koryzna (Lithuania) explains why he loves Nordic Walking and all its accoutrements, including the health benefits, and sense of community.
Listening to Love Rissa Mohabir (UK/Guyana) describes a love strong enough to break the rules of family, society and culture in the 1940s.
Looking for Juliette Robert Vanden Eynde (Belgium) recounts his mother’s experiences of deprivation during war, which strengthened both her compassion and resolve.
Love Vitalija Norviliene (Lithuania) takes us with her on a journey into a deep, emotional winter landscape.
My Doll Olga Elin's Ingolfsdottír (Iceland) pays tribute to her aunts, who brought her into their simple home when she was five.
My Dream and Love of Les Sables Michel Bordeau (France) describes his favourite place in the world, where he spent his childhood at the family villa.
Never Give Up! Rui Donas (Portugal) talks with his hands and describes a life of great love and great battles.
New World - New Life: 6 Suitcases Anita Hinder (UK) describes a heartfelt migration to America and her love of the epic landscape there.
Some Memories of Friends and Nature Nada Klučar (Slovenia) describes a profound love of nature and the great friends she shares it with.