Just finished delivering a five-hour teen book-trailer-making workshop via Skype for Central Queensland University and Mackay Libraries. Some excellent participants and much fun had. There was a Flash trailer being developed, Photoshopping of wings onto humans and lots of Microsoft Photostory / Premiere action. The thing I loved was the swarm creativity, seeing participants who had a problem being helped out by others in the course.
Donna and Kath from Mackay Libraries and Steven Pace from Central Queensland University gave up their Saturday to make sure that the session went smoothly and to give on-the-ground tutorials while I watched on and shared trailers, tips and feedback from 1200 kilometres away. Sadly I didn’t get to share their choc-chip cookies but we are vying for a cookie-share function in the next version of Skype.
The workshop capped a week of Skype talks in schools all over Mackay. Thanks for the good times Mackayians.