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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling Around the World and Its Relevance in Singapore and Asia (report by Angeline Koh, keynote speaker at June 2011 International Digital Storytelling Festival, Wales)

Angeline Koh, Digital Storytelling Asia, a Singapore-based social enterprise share her passion on digital storytelling with 20+ participants this evening at NLB.

Date: 5 July 2011
Time: 7 pm – 8.30pm
Venue: visitor’s Briefing Room, Level 1, National Library Building

If you like to hear her on the similar subject, you may attend the sharing session on 6 Sep 2011 or 8 Nov 2011.

"What is digital storytelling?
Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. It weaves traditional oral storytelling with a spectrum of media like photos, graphics, music, and author's voice to tell your personal, family, community, and ministry stories."

I enjoyed the evening as Angeline is very enthusiastic and passionate about creating storytelling movements and empowering ordinary people to tell their stories.

Here is what we view in the video this evening:

“The sharing of stories at the digital storytelling workshops give me rare opportunities to cross race, language, and religious boundaries. We connect with each other as one human being to another. We talk about our mums, our dads, siblings, work, struggles, our likes our dislikes, our concerns, our dreams…Cultural boundaries fade…I can see digital storytelling filling up a lot of our social gaps,” said Digital Storytelling Asia (DSA) founder Angeline Koh at her keynote speech at the 6th Digital Storytelling Festival (ds6) in Wales."

Angeline talked about “Digital Storytelling in Multicultural Singapore”. She presented the huge potential of the use of digital stories in Singapore with its technological advancement and critical need of discovering, preserving, and sharing the stories of its people.

I see the potential of digital storytelling and I am sure she will make the movement a new trend in Singapore and the region.

Source of information:

If you miss the talk and like to get helpful techincal hints on digital story telling, visit:

For those who like to learn how to use movie maker and start their first trial on digital story telling, I would recommend:

Movie Maker Video Editing Tutorial
I think if you have two computers or a computer with two screens, you can view the tutorial and do the task step-by-step. It will be more effective than view it first and doing it later approach!  With that, you will turn this youtube tutorial, your digital tutor!

After you master the technical part, you will start to explore more on storytelling which is the core of your pursue in digital story telling!


Dexterine Ho

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