Adventures in Community Media

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A Lecture for Community Media Students at Brighton University 17 May 2010

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  • I was born in Consett and Like my forefathers went to work in the steelworks
  • escaped into the Music Industry
  • I have a number of hits
  • I was asked to run a community radio station whilst out shopping one day
  • I found myself working in further education (Performing Arts) then Community Radio then Internet
  • and found myself at Teesside University in January 2000. My first project was RESIDER (ERDF for Steel Communities) Tees Valley Communities Online
  • I do seem to get into trouble q
  • . What I offered had to be engaging and interesting and fun
  • The idea that with digital technologies people can do the things that used to be the domain of mainstream media and the BBC
  • The idea that with digital technologies people can do the things that used to be the domain of mainstream media and the BBC
  • The idea that with digital technologies people can do the things that used to be the domain of mainstream media and the BBC
  • The tools I employ in this work are largely open source and free.
  • I find myself working mostly with elderly people
  • I discovered a use for Second Life – Making Movies
  • I began to run workshops to get people involved
  • Jack Drum Arts came in for a day of professional development
  • Staff of Middlebrough College shoot the launch of Teeslife and the appearance of Robbie Dingo and get it all wrong. Later that day they do a whole lot better.
  • Staff of Middlebrough College shoot the launch of Teeslife and the appearance of Robbie Dingo and get it all wrong. Later that day they do a whole lot better.
  • Plans for the Jetty
  • The Movie Poster – Let’s watch Part One of the Movie
  • To build the Octorama
  • The Octorama is a multi media digital arts installation with 8 screens and 8 speakers. This is our model. The real one will be 14 metres in diameter
  • We have featured some films made in Second Life that featured very important community issues.
  • We have featured some films made in Second Life that featured very important community issues.
  • What every movie maker wants: A full house!
  • Adventures in Community Media

    1. 1. Steve Thompson Community Media Manager
    2. 5. Top 40 Single
    3. 10. Teesside University
    4. 11. The Professor of Fun
    5. 12. Stockton Riverside Festival
    6. 13. Stockton Riverside Festival
    7. 14. Stockton Riverside Festival
    8. 15. <ul><li>Middlebrough Mela </li></ul>
    9. 16. <ul><li>Middlebrough Mela </li></ul>
    10. 17. <ul><li>Middlebrough Mela </li></ul>
    11. 18. A Digital Village is a space where a community expresses their identity though ICT and Digital Media. This may be from an artistic, heritage, or economic perspective or a mixture of all three. This can be done through poetry, digital stories, community newspapers online, image collections (old and new), audio (Internet radio, oral history), animations, video, and text.
    12. 26. Appropriating Tools For Other Purposes
    13. 29. A day of Blogcasts
    14. 30. A day of Blogcasts
    15. 31. A day of Blogcasts
    16. 34. Steve Thompson, Institute of Digital Innovation My first impressions of Second Life Huh?
    17. 35. Steve Thompson, www.straad.org.uk Movies, resources, ideas
    18. 36. Steve Thompson, ReLIVE08 Workshops to teach Skills and encourage involvement
    19. 37. Steve Thompson, Institute of Digital Innovation Workshops to teach Skills and encourage involvement Jack Drum arts (3 camera shoot)
    20. 38. Steve Thompson, Institute of Digital Innovation Workshops to teach Skills and encourage involvement Midlesbrough College Launch of Teeslife (noobs)
    21. 39. Steve Thompson, Institute of Digital Innovation Workshops to teach Skills and encourage involvement Midlesbrough College Movie On Campus (less nooby)
    22. 40. Stev The Skinningrove Jetty Project
    23. 42. People and Place – The First Octorama
    24. 45. Loftus Town Hall Octorama Event September 10 - 13 Iron Age to Digital Age
    25. 50. www.digivisits.co.uk
    26. 51. Tees Valley Community Media TVCM www.tvcm.co.uk
    27. 55. The Force is With You The most adventurous Straad movie so far in terms of sets props, storyline and locations
    28. 60. Voice Characterizations
    29. 61. Stunts ! View
    30. 62. Set Building
    31. 63. The finished Movie
    32. 64. And finally, What does every film- maker hopes for ……………
    33. 65. A full house !
    34. 66. Thank You for listening You can find this presentation including videos online at: www.slideshare.net/stmedia www.bit.ly/ad-com-med

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