Did we meet our Learning Outcomes?

At the beginning of the Do I.T. training course we set 5 outcomes that we wanted to ensure everyone achieved. Our Learning Outcomes were: 1. How to use a range of social media to reach your audience 2. How to create and maintain a website using WordPress 3. How to use a range of Open…

Using Storify to document Do I.T.

Mahboobeh has been using storify to pull together all the different social media we have been working with from week one through to week 10 to tell the story of Do I.T. Using the hashtag #artistsdoit has helped her do this as Storify can identify the social media you are looking for much more easily.…

Video editing with Kdenlive

When you start to look at editing video and getting all the the different formats to work you are entering a world of pain. This was the helpful advice we started with when introducing video editing as part of the Artists do I.T. course. We wanted to come up with a good solution for teaching…

Gallery of Video Workshop

Many thanks to Ayo for this fantastic gallery for this amazing set of photos from week five. Ayo was with the group that worked with Richard Ramchurn from Albino Mosquito. Thanks also to Richard for a great insight on how to make it as a video production company working in the Arts. We’re looking forward…

Do I.T. Google group and Google docs

For everyone on the Artistsdoit course summer 2013 – here is a link to our Google Group and the shared folder in  Google Drive. Please do email the group with your questions. Remember if you don’t know the answer then others probably don’t as well. If you want to share a document with your course-mates…

Cross Posting – Automatically?

Cross Posting is the process of putting your content on more than one social media platform. This can be very useful when you want to get your message and communications out to people on wide networks. To have a look at some of the advantages of automated Cross Posting, you can have a read of…

Promoting your work and yourself online

Tips and Tactics & putting it into action Some questions that may come up are What is social media? Which tools should we use? Commercial context vs personal  / artistic context – how does this effect us? Reflection on helping each other. We are very lucky to have a support group, let’s use it! There…

Drama Warm Ups

Some drama games. The internet is awash with them. Name Gesture – http://www.dramatoolkit.co.uk/drama-games?view=item&item_id=2  (add noise also) Boom Chicka Boom – http://www.dramatoolkit.co.uk/drama-games?view=item&item_id=36 Toffee – http://www.dramatoolkit.co.uk/drama-games?view=item&item_id=45  

Inkscape for creating graphics

Week Four was a design session using the grid system, lots of paper and the Inkscape design programme. Here’s the hand out for Inkscape. Inkscape basics Here are a more detailed manual. FLOSS Manuals on Inkscape This programme could be seen as an equivalent to Illustrator. It’s a great way to put together text and…