What's better than a good story?  A great story!

As with any technology, storytellers may feel hesitant to use new mediums. Unfortunately, the longer you wait, the more likely it is that the technology will go mainstream and you will have lost the opportunity to be truly innovative and build an audience.

Interactive media is a form of text and digital storytelling where the medium responds to the user's voice, physical movements, decisions and emotional states. These responses can be in the form of text, images, video, audio, animation and video games. This course spotlights mediums specifically designed for user engagement.

vetr is very pleased to welcome Special Guest Sue Bell, Director of Cybermedia, in this Interactive Storytelling - Advanced course looking at creation of branching narratives, brands & themes with Adobe Spark!

Interactive Storytelling is offered in association with Cybermedia


Course details

This course comprises:

  Digital short course in interactive media & storytelling (30 mins)

  Live webinar - Interactive Storytelling more advanced approaches using Adobe Spark (60 mins)

    Note approximately 30 minutes of digital activities are provided to be covered prior to the live webinar.


Adobe Spark is an integrated suite of storytelling applications for the mobile and web with free features.

During this course we'll show you how to easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that make your content stand out!


Webinar details

Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019

Time: 6.00pm AEST

Duration: 1 hour

Investment: $39.60 inc GST. 

 Discount! for VET PD Series subscribers - Use your Voucher Code when registering!


What we'll cover

  Interactive media storytelling tools & techniques

  Branching storylines & examples of interactive media storytelling

  Creating compelling narratives with Adobe Spark:

  1. Understand the importance of chunking content
  2. Utilise subheading and title features for readability
  3. Create a branching narrative
  4. Explore your own brand and themes
  5. Share your work to multiple platforms

We recommend participants also undertake Interactive Storytelling - Beginners!


Our Special Guest - Sue Bell

Susan Bell is a passionate writer and teacher in the digital media space. In 2008, she created midlifexpress.com, one of the first blogs to feature information, resources and publishing opportunities for women of a certain age. She has also authored several Amazon Kindle books, is an Adobe Education Leader and produced pioneering content for universities and further-education providers

Susan is the Director of the Launceston Freelance Festival, bringing together world-class presenters and a vibrant community of freelance artists, writers, journalists, designers and tech-based freelancers. Most recently Sue has been producing inventive online content as the founder of Pink Parrot Publishing. Somewhere along the way she also learned how to grow organic vegetables and manage a mob of unruly sheep.


 A Statement of Attendance is available for issue on completion of the event's activities. 

The recording of the live webinar will be available to participants for 7 days after the event.


Note: Although you can use Adobe Spark for free, you will be unable to access the branding features. For those wanting to explore more of their own branding and story personalisation you will need to have an Adobe Creative Cloud paid license.