Storytelling Trainer

 

Guido Kowalski
Languages of Workshops:
German, English

Guido_Kowalski

Guido Kowalski
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Guido Kowalski is Head of Webmastering / Head of Project at Grimme Institute, Germany. Trained at Siemens Business Services he also studied communication science (University of Essen). He developed and programmed a widely-used content management system, works on different open-source projects, advises projects in technical issues and has knowledge of network administration, design and a number of different programming languages (C/C++/C#, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, SQL). He produces short films and is the owner of an audio and video recording and editing studio. He works as storytelling trainer in different national and European projects where he teaches trainers and journalists the methodology of storytelling and the technical aspects, as for instance at Deutsche Welle Academy where he lectures in “International Media Studies”. He demonstrates how these methods can be convincingly applied for personal stories and short films as well as for documentaries, interviews and professional journalistic work. Furthermore, he shows how transmedia storytelling can be dealt with in both large and small teams and how elements of various media can be interconnected to a single “story universe”, thereby creating possibilities of interactive media usage which open new ways for the producers and their recipients.


Sarolta Berke
Languages of Workshops:
Hungarian, English

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Sarolta Berke

Sarolta Berke is teacher of English and head of class at a secondary school and an international college in Budapest, Hungary. She studied at Eötvös Loránt University and conducts multi-cultural courses for foreign students at MCDaniel College. Additional activities include curiculum development, one-to-one tutoring and coaching and the organisation of cultural events. Her primary focus is the human factor, how to motivate individuals and how to build and maintain effective group dynamics in addition to new professional methodologies and technical tools. She is a trainer in various national and international Digital Storytelling workshops as well as projects where she combines traditional teaching methods with new approaches.

 

 


Dávid Bán
Languages of Workshops:
Hungarian, English

Dávid Bán

Dávid Bán

Dávid Bán is program coordinator and researcher at the Anthropolis Association in Budapest, Hungary. He studied cultural anthropology, pedagogy and museology (University of Miskolc, Hungary) and later received a PhD in social sciences at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Paris. After working in television and video productions and also directing documentaries, he started to work as a project assistant and coordinator for different European projects. He is currently involved in promoting the Digital Storytelling (DST) method in Hungary and co-leads several national and international DST workshops. He is mainly responsible for the editing introduction and the video recording-editing process. He is co-editor of the Hungarian digital storytelling teaching manual and different DST promotion tools.

 


Steve Bellis
Languages of Workshops:
English

Dávid Bán

Steve Bellis

Steve Bellis is a Digital Storytelling expert whose background is a fusion of TV production and teaching. Steve was a camera operator, sound recordist and video editor for a TV production unit at the University of Manchester, making hundreds of promotion and educational videos for use within the University and for external clients. Later he joined Yale College, Wrexham and became a lecturer in Media Production, teaching students on academic and vocational courses. Steve has led the award winning Yale Centre for Digital Storytelling since 2004, producing over 800 stories and leading an array of workshops in diverse contexts. He is currently working on a number of European digital storytelling projects, as a project partner, researcher and trainer.