Sunday, 26 June 2022

New Release: The First Story-Teller Project's InterActive Story

The Interactive Story Concept:

"Aww, Mum! I hate having to read! It's BORING!"

Hmm, so we have to make reading more interesting.
Have you ever read a storybook together as a family, or in a class at school? The great thing with that was when Mum/Dad/the Teacher showed you the pictures and helped to explain what was going on, as well as lessons to learn from the story. I loved it when I was a kid, and so do my Grandkids today.

Or maybe you preferred the Comic Books format? This was fun. The dialogue and narration were well illustrated with exciting or appealing characters. The kids actually were motivated to read what the characters said. Well, now that we have video versions of these with cool special effects, we don't need comic books anymore, right?

Video is a cool medium, and the characters come alive. However, it's mainly passive watching and listening, and sometimes the kids can get distracted, no matter how good the story is. You have less control (the spacebar to pause it, maybe) and sometimes the kids may miss what the characters said or did (so you have to rewind it -- "CURSES! I went too far!"). AND the kids don't get the much-needed reading exercise you want for them.

Imagine having an immersive experience in a visual story where you can control the pace, stop and talk it over with your listeners. In an Interactive Story, your listeners can read the dialogue of each character.
A fairly unique concept.

Here is a foretaste of the first Interactive Story piece created for the Bard's Well Story Teller Project, a provider of cheap/free and engaging resources for families and Primary Schools:

To access it, follow this link, then click "Download".



Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. There's always a few bugs to iron out on a new concept like this, so any help at all (not just donations) automatically makes you eligible for an honorary membership. Send a request to dbutlerdunnit@gmail.com .
(Note: If you do not have a recent version of MS PowerPoint on your system, the fonts or animations may do unexpected things. Please let me know and I may be able to send you a packaged version with the necessary features.)

Monday, 30 May 2022

New Release: First Story Teller Project Video!

 Introducing the Bard's Well Creations Ministry's

Story-Teller Project
This is an on-going production project of amateur but high-quality stories, illustrated and semi-animated, with and without narration, mainly for kids. This includes a new concept, which involves Interactive Comic-style versions.

Here's the first story in this series, called
The Gospel According to the Creatures
A semi-animated story, mainly for kids, about two children in Jesus' time, who met and spoke with talking creatures who had witnessed Jesus' work and teaching.
Here is the full version:

Chapter One: "Fig Face" and Vinnie the Vine


This is FREE to share.
 The aim of this project is to create appealing, rather than professional standard productions. However, it takes time, effort and some outlay to get it to a reasonable standard.
If you enjoyed this story, please consider becoming a partner/member of this project.
If you send a donation (of any size) and send us your email address, you can receive any or all of the following benefits:
  • A link to view a High Definition version of the story,
  • Notifications and links to upgrades of previously published stories,
  • Notifications and links to new chapters when available,
  • A link to Interactive versions -- a fun class or family activity. Tell the story yourself!
  • A link to Zoom-based Story Time sessions.
    Details given on request.
  • The Story-Teller Project Newsletter including all the above.
To become a partner/member, please send a request to dbutlerdunnit@gmail.com