“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss
Thanks for checking out my website that I have set up as part of the ds106 course. I thought I would start with the reasons I wanted to do this digital storytelling course, and go into a bit about me.
My name is Ben, and I have been always interested in the creative arts. I began this as a sound engineer when I was 13 years old, when I started doing technical work for a church I used to attend. I then went on to do GCSE Drama (and did pretty well), and then went into the other side of things and started looking at Media Production.
Obviously, with what I already knew, the Audio side of that came to me naturally, and ended up going to university to go and do a BA in Sound Design. I started university almost 8 years ago now… and since then my creative side went unpractised – having worked in dead-end jobs just to pay the bills, that though I was enjoying, I never felt quite right in.
Then three years ago, I discovered tabletop gaming and specifically Dungeons & Dragons. Since then I have ran multiple sessions of the game, which has led to collaborative storytelling with some people that until then I had never met (I used online tools to find my first group and have always played online through Virtual Tabletops) and that creative side of me resparked.
So now here I am – looking to go into creative writing, but also becoming more involved in a community through regular posts, and finding how to best use the tools at our disposal to do so – and well, give me even more experience across different forms of media.
So, I hope you enjoy what I put up on here in the near future, and that we can all learn something together.
Until next time.