I love digital story telling because it makes a difference, combining participation, education, technology, collaboration and sharing. Participatory film making and photography is a way for individuals to create meaningful, transforming stories without cultural, societal or media boundaries. This service is for individuals, organisations and business.
Beyond Documentary is an innovative multi media documentary project that provides teenagers with the skills to record their own photographic documentary stories using photography, sound and text recorded with technology that exists within the community including mobile phones, digital cameras and the internet.
Beyond Documentary on Advertising LCD Screens.
Making a documentary advertisement to be screened in existing LCD screens was no easy task. The work was to be 7 second motion graphics pieces, to fit in between the Eye Media Screen advertisements. When I approached Cameron Taylor, Managing Director of Eye Media, he loved the idea and approved the project through the Eye Media Eye Have a Heart Initiative. Thus the documentary stories screened throughout Westfield shopping center for two weeks.
INTERFAITH :: MIC Moving Image Centre
Designed and produced a participatory digital storytelling workshop for Moving Image Centre (MIC). The workshop was with a group of women from different backgrounds, each with a unique story.
DST workshops with at risk youth
2002 was the year I started looking at how I could hand the camera over to my subjects. I worked with the Salvation Army and a Maori artist to develop a participatory photography workshop for children living in marginalised area's of Auckland. I designed a workshop model that utilises digital technology in the community and distributed the work across multiple platforms. This was a Masters in Design project, which defined the workshop structure I use today. In 2011 I developed the first digital story telling workshop for Toi Ora Live arts trust titles ' Express yourself' working with mental health and at risk youth.This project lead to an access research pilot programme for Toi Ora called Humans of Hendo in 2015. This programme still runs with a trained facilitator from the original pilot.