digi stories

I’ve been exploring using comics to tell stories using bitstrips: https://www.bitstrips.com/create/comic/
Here’s a kind of movie we made for work using bitstrips and imovie.

diiarts

This looks an interesting and useful site which I intend to explore more.

http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/after-effects/create-an-indie-style-animation/#6

Does anyone have any great animated comic sites that are fee or open source? My imac is getting elderly and won’t support dmg that are older than 10.9 alas.

 

More to follow on this I think.

getting there being there

audacity2

While I am keen to get going on this ds106 MOOC (for the uninitiated Massive Open Online Courses) I have a few things to finish (in my head at least).

About 3 months ago a local Councillor and myself talked with (interviewed is not the right word) a woman – Ngaire Metcalf – who was born a Windley. The Windleys are one of the big families here – having owned one the farms that now make up the suburbs of Porirua. The owners of these farms were: Windleys, Gears, Mungavins, Mexteds, Bothomleys and Sievers.

Many of them married into local Maori families ( Ngati Toa Rangatira) so the mix is very rich.

Ngaire’s audio is long and at times we wander off into other things – which is what happens when you have a connection with someone. I have edited 2 stories and made them into digital stories of a sort ( these are not true dst) and I need to finish another. While I am waiting on Ngaire to ok the first two I sort of wait, hang about. But tonight I will make a start on the final one – about her Paheka family.

In the meantime I have re-activiated a Flickr account ( I prefer Picassa) and tried to sort how to make animated gifs ( that’s new for me) and I’ll now share here one of the stories we did. I like it and I hope she does too.