What does a city do with an 800-year-old church with no congregation? Well, it could make like the Dutch and convert it into a temple of books. The old Dominican church in Maastricht was being used for bicycle storage not long ago, but thanks to a radical refurbishment by Dutch architects Merkx + Girod it has been turned into what could possibly be the most beautiful bookshop of all time. The Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen, which opened just before Christmas, retains the character and charm of the old church, while being fitted with a minimalist and modern interior design that overcomes any suggestion of fustiness. From the images you can find on the web you can see that it is a bookshop made in heaven.
Video is getting more and more an important means of communication. With a normal/simple camcorder/mobile-phone everybody can make interesting video's. Making a better video is a complete different story. Not because of technical difficulties, lack of experience or expensive devices, it is mere the creative idea or the ideal story, basic technics and a perfect finishing. I am a Dutch amateurfilmer and homevideo enthusiast. The majority of thesefilms on this site are samples of my short videos, editedwith iMovie and compressed with Quicktime. Play-QUALITY and Speed can be obtained by choosing and using Quicktime. Unfortunately, flash is not always playable, or in a much smaller size and sometimes does't produce sound. During downloading or watching you can read the corresponding texts and movie-related tips and techniques. One can think of digital storytelling as the modern extension of the ancient art of storytelling, now interwoven with digitized still and moving images and sound. Thanks to new media and digital technologies, individuals can approach storytelling from unique perspectives. Many people use elaborate non-traditional story forms, such as non-linear. Any use of copyrighted images, music or texts on this website is accidental, and any such material will be promptly removed upon notification from the copyright holder. This show is frequently changing, so checkback for updates. Enjoy