Meet the Volunteer: David Masters

Introducing this week’s featured volunteer, David Masters.  David has been volunteering with us for several weeks.  He is supporting our youngest participants to learn new skills on our newest pieces of workshop equipment, the ipad.  David has worked one to one with the young artists enabling them to create their own short animations.  They have all enjoyed exploring a variety of props and using their own drawings to make individual short films - the results have been truly fantastic!  Project Ability would like to say a huge thank you to David, and to all our volunteers.

 

‘My background is in computing science, but I have always been interested in the creative applications of technology. Most of my time right now is spent writing iPhone and iPad applications, including a range of interactive children's books.

My son, Adam, attends the Project Ability workshops which he thoroughly enjoys, and when the possibility of volunteering at these workshops arose it seemed like a perfect opportunity to combine technology and creativity—and to have fun too!

 

I've thoroughly enjoyed working with the children at Project Ability, helping them to make stop-motion animation using everything from paper drawings to Lego blocks. Using iPad and Smoovie software, the children have been making short animated stories. What's particularly rewarding is how quickly the technology becomes second-nature and how much it lets the children's creativity shine through.’

 

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