Rules for storytelling

I’ve loved most every Pixar film ever made, which is really quite extraordinary, when you think about it. Here is a list of Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling. Which one appeals to you?

Storytelling as sacrament

Although this blog post is not about digital storytelling, I think the points she is making apply equally well to digital stories. It might be that a congregation such as this could even consider recording the stories as they are told, and sharing them in wider contexts!

Using wordle

Here’s a great, brief way to invite people into an Advent prayer experience using wordle. Wordle is a lovely tool for shaping stories as well. I’ve had students take the text of a story they’ve written, and then put it into wordle to visualize it. The visualization often gives them new clues to what pictures …

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Animation tools

Here’s a nifty comparison of two animation apps for the iPad. While you’re at Steve Thomason’s blog, check out the whole thing as he’s a very thoughtful theologian trying to engage our contemporary settings.

Learning stories, learning community

There are a couple of really wonderful programs in the Twin Cities of MN (St. Paul and Minneapolis), where young people learn leadership skills through learning media production. The Summer Media Institute of Migizi Communications is one such program: “We were originally founded to train American Indian journalists to tell their stories from their own …

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