This week marks the launch of a digital video campaign rooted in storytelling. We are thrilled to be participating alongside the innovative creative geniuses of OneStory, and the collectively inspirational group at Realwheels.
Realwheels is interested in your views on self-identification. How do you define and articulate your identity? They are exploring the sources of identity that are universal among all people, regardless of physicality. In order to gather and share as many different view points as possible, they have collaborated with OneStory, as it is a grand interview style sharing platform. Anyone at all who is interested is encouraged to either be recorded or record themselves answering two simple questions:
- What is your name and what makes you happy?
- What is the obstacle to that happiness?
Everyone’s videos will be available for viewing on the OneStory App, but you can also join in the fun by sharing your own and other people’s videos across your social media feeds with the #WheelVoices and #DisabilityArts hashtags, and by following and engaging with the #WheelVoices and #DisabilityArts hashtags on your social media feeds.
As an example, here is Realwheels’ Lindsey Adams’ OneStory on What Makes Her Happy …
You can record your story directly on the OneStory App, which is a free download. Simply:
- Download the free OneStory app to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch;
- Create an account and verify your email address;
- Click on the campaign or topic “What makes you happy?”;
- Click on the camera button in the top right corner;
- Enter the name of the storyteller and answer the questions in the interview;
- Change the title of your video; and
- Press ‘Post’. The link will be delivered within minutes of completing the interview.
Also, as of last night, you can now also create OneStories directly from your computer! Here are the instructions for recording yourself on your computer:
1. Go to the Realwheels campaign page at: http://www.onestory.com/
2. Click on the ‘Share your story’ button
3. This will launch a pop up window that offers two options for story capturing. One is to download the iPhone / iPad app from the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/
4. This allows the user to record directly from their computer, no app or interviewer required. After ‘Start Recording’ click on the ‘Continue’ button and then ‘Allow’ the program to have access to your camera and microphone.
5. Then simply wave to camera and be cued with a countdown to start recording your first answer with the OneStory Recorder. After completing that you will be given the option to choose to watch, re-record or move onto the next question (which you may have to ‘allow’ permissions for once more).
6. Once you are finished recording your answers, you will need to create an account or login to an existing one and then you can automatically upload your edited video to OneStory.com
7. Spread the word and share your OneStory videos, along with others you find inspiring, through social media using the #WheelStories and #DisabilityArts hashtags.
We are really looking forward to the stories that unfold!