Digital Storytelling vs. Making Movies
• Point of View • Dramatic Question • Emotional Content • Gift of Your Voice • Power of the Soundtrack • Economy • Pacing Brennan, Joe. “Digital Storytelling vs. Making Movies.” [weblog entry] Digital Storytelling. Discovery Educator Network. December 19, 2006 (http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/digital_storytelling/category/the-center-for-digital-storytelling/). April 22, 2009.
Tip: Before you begin downloading
media, create a folder on your computer to store all media and your Photo Story / Movie Maker file. Stick Figure Thinking. . 2009. Discovery Education. 7 July 2009 <http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/>
Find Images • Log into
Discovery Education streaming and find the images that you want to use • Download the images into a folder on your computer
Tip: It’s a good idea
to maintain a working bibliography for media resources during the collating process. It will save time when creating the project’s bibliography and credits. Stick Figure Thinking. . 2009. Discovery Education. 7 July 2009 <http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/>
Tip: If you right-click on
the video file after you have downloaded it and select Properties, you can paste the citation information into the Description section to make creating your Bibliography and/or Credits easy! Stick Figure Thinking. . 2009. Discovery Education. 7 July 2009 <http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/>
Project A project contains the
arrangement and timing information of audio and video clips, video transitions, video effects, and titles you have added to the storyboard/timeline. A saved project file in Windows Movie Maker has an .mswmm file name extension.
Movie A movie is the
final project you save by using the Save Movie Wizard. Note: A movie will open in Media Player.
Adding Titles and Credits 1.
Select where you want your title to appear in your movie. 2. Enter text for the title. 3. Select an animation style for the title. 4. Select the font and colors for your title. 5. Add the title to your movie.
Video Transitions A video transition
controls how your movie plays from one video clip or picture to the next. You can add a transition between two pictures, video clips, or titles, in any combination, on the storyboard/timeline.
Special Effects A video effect
determines how a video clip, picture, or title displays in your project and final movie. Video effects let you add special effects to your movie.
Learn More Jason Ohler’s Storytelling
Resources http://www.jasonohler.com/storytelling/index.cfm Bernajean Porter’s DigiTales http://www.digitales.us/ Joe Brennan’s Digital Storytelling Blog http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/digital_storytelling Hall Davidson’s Media Matters Blog http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/media_matters Jen Dorman’s Digital Storytelling Page: http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/digitalstorytelling