Archive for 'Recording' Category

Story-places

Yes, I’ll admit it: it’s a trick, of course. But it’s a useful trick – especially for those of us who need to collect stories for organisations, communities, and even for family-history. The place is important here: it needs to be the right kind of place, the right atmosphere – the kind of ‘story-place’ where […]

October 5th, 2012 by Zahmoo
Filed in: For Business, For Community, For Family, Recording
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Zahmoo in action-learning

How do we learn in action? How do we improve the effectiveness of what we do – particularly when working together with others? (This theme is perhaps most for businesses and action-based communities, though it can be useful for family-storytelling too.) One proven strategy is to set up what’s known as a ‘learning-loop’. In practice, […]

January 18th, 2012 by Zahmoo
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Get ready for story-season

“‘Tis the season to be merry”, some say. For many people it’s also a season to reminisce and reflect, to look back at the passing year and years. Which means it’s also a time when the stories tend to flow free – so are you ready to catch them as they drift by? Family gatherings […]

December 12th, 2011 by Zahmoo
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Getting started with video

Film or video is a powerful way of telling a story. If you would like to add video entries to your story bank, but have been put off by a lack of experience, never fear. As the examples we’ve linked to below show, a video doesn’t have to be complicated to tell a great story […]

July 12th, 2011 by Sarah Jansen
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Why storytelling anyway?

Since the first humans gathered around a fire, we have been telling stories. Since we first figured out how to make markings, we have been recording them for future generations. Telling stories is fundamental to how we make sense of this often confusing world, how construct our identities, and how we tell each other who […]

May 11th, 2011 by Sarah Jansen
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Hints for videoing stories

Choosing an interview location Just like the hints for audio recording, pick the quietest place possible. Set up Sit the person in front of plain background – you don’t want to be distracted by what’s behind the storyteller. Have light come in from the side (sit them next to a window if possible) to give […]

January 6th, 2011 by Shawn Callahan
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Hints for recording audio stories

Choosing an interview location Pick the quietest place possible. A carpeted room is best. Avoid kitchens, which have reflective surfaces and noisy appliances. Be sure to turn the volume off on any TV, radio, or stereo. Close the door and listen for anything else making noise: buzzing fluorescent lights, ticking clocks, air conditioners, etc. If […]

January 6th, 2011 by Shawn Callahan
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