Thanks for the note back. I have two stories I'm currently working on that I think would work well with some digital puppetry. One is a Czech version of the Pied Piper and the other is another Czech tale ported to a dystopian future. I'm learning the ropes of a digital puppetry/animation application called Animata that I'm setting up to be controlled in real time. The plan for Pied Piper is to project on a wall, with me in the frame and use the projected animation to add some environment and movement around me. Perhaps characters as well, though I'm careful to not try too much. The future set piece I may perform or simply record it for the web.
I give a fair amount of training remotely for my day job and find it's getting easier and easier, both improved tech and people's comfort level I think.
Tim suggested I contact you. I've started a discussion here about possibility of digital storytelling workshops as a way to provide traditional storytelling training.
Do you run these kind of sessions? I'm really interested in finding out about existing online training with a view to perhaps hosting some kind of digital event in Scotland.
What a great site PS has become and what a great community of tellers. Forgive me for being so late in greeting you. Recently my heart decided to throw a little surprise party at the emergency room... not a heart attack just Pericarditis (non-lethal... only painful condition). I am recovering nicely, was able to go ahead and get married and move. So you might forgive my late greeting. Hope you join some of the groups... mine will pick back up as I get more settled into our new routines. Anyway... welcome to PS and I hope you learn to love it and this wonderful collection of tellers as much as I do.
Dear Sheila, Wish I were in Singapore with you and Jeeva and others for the upcoming Singapore Storytelling Festival -- http://www.bookcouncil.sg/sisf . Yes, we are beginning to get Chennai into deep storytelling mode...will take a little time yet.
Greetings and welcome. It is nice to see you here. I hope you find it useful. Would you consider joining the Applied Storytelling: the Power of Story group? We would love to have wisdom and insights added to the discussions and would welcome you starting some of your own! You can also tell us all about the Center! Best wishes to you. STEVE
Dear Millie, Hello! Wonderful that the encyclopedia of storytelling is near publication!
Dear Dianne, Many thanks! Regarding "storytelling tourism," please see http://ethnohtec.org/india -- Robert and Nancy are scheduled to bring a group of (what I am calling) storytelling tourists to visit us here in Chennai (on India's southeast coast) in November ... they will be giving a keynote talk at the upcoming NSN conference I believe. Many thanks again -- Eric, World Storytelling Institute, Chennai http://www.storytellinginstitute.org