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The last time I saw Jack

That night I was having a lot of dreams, but one really stuck with me.  We were in a ‘wilderness-like’ area.  There was a sandy road, a lot of trees and two concrete-bunker-like bus stops facing each other, one on … Continue reading

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Presentation of data can be ‘edgy’ and purposeful

Here’s another example that provides us with a few lessons about telling a story with video: It doesn’t have to be an expensive production The presentation of data can be edgy and have impact Conveying a point of view or … Continue reading

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Strict chronology is not always best to tell a story

The video below is a project I did for my first digital storytelling class.  We were given the assignment: Create a video, using photos, images, and sound that tells a story – a personal story. That seemed easy enough.  But … Continue reading

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Powerful story told in 119 words

Here’s a story that is  encapsulated in an acceptance speech that is powerful and brief. It is the Academy Award acceptance speech by Gerda Weissmann Klein, who is the subject of a documentary One Survivor Remembers, which is Gerda’s account … Continue reading

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What photographs reveal – hidden stories

Cameras capture so many details that are not always apparent when one is shooting a photo.  Spending time reviewing each photograph can reveal so much that is lost on the naked eye.  Here is a good example. I shot this … Continue reading

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Hawai’i Journal: The kindness of strangers

According to Wikipedia, “the shaka sign is a common greeting gesture. It is often associated with Hawai’i. It consists of extending the thumb and smallest finger while keeping the three middle fingers curled, and raising the hand as in salutation … Continue reading

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Mexico Journal: The charm of Mexico City

This is a gigantic city of over 20 million people. It was impossible for me to get my arms around it. My orientation was off but my logic had me correctly go right when I thought to go left, etc. … Continue reading

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