Jim Groom has launched an open learning experience (pick your jargony name as appropriate) on digital storytelling this week and I really want to play. The first suggested assignement is creating and posting a short intro video. Argh, I really don’t have time. I am really procrastinating, giving into the inertia of “well, if I don’t do it well enough, I won’t do it at all.”
To whinge a bit more, the fact is, the video is just a bit of the assignment. I’m supposed to fiddle and fidget with my blog infrastructure. Been there, done that and no, I don’t want my Twitter feed on the blog. Enough echoes, eh? I guess I’ll just have to find my appropriate level of resistance and rebellion, which is naturally triggered by Jim, um, ah, um, The Reverend and Performance Artist of the World (or something like that!)
After seeing Brian Lamb’s, I felt fearless. For at least four clucking minutes.
This is the assignment:
By way of introduction tell us all a story about something that happened to you recently. It can be video, audio images, good old text, or any other tool you like. If you like restrictions, try and tell it quick (no more than 30 seconds in terms of audio or video—-extrapolate out from there for the other media).
There is a ton of material on the net about my digital life. So I picked something very local, very physical. So here is my intro video – giving a slice of my geo-life that most people don’t see. And of course, I failed the 30 second challenge. Lazy? Ya, you betcha.