Finding the Story "A story should be remembered for its soul, not the bells and whistles" ~Bernajean Porter
Elements of a Story • Point of View – establish a purpose. • A Dramatic Question – be thought provoking. • Emotional Content – the audience is moved. • Voice – the story is personal and meaningful. • The Power of the Soundtrack – the audio complements the story line. • Economy of Content – the right amount of detail. • Pacing – create tension and engagement.
Collecting and Editing the Media • Images should be clear and focused, well lit with good composition. • Clip lengths should be short and support pacing. • Audio should be clear with voice pacing and inﬂection and well-‐mixed. • Music should be appropriate and not overshadowing the narrative. • Editing transitions and titling should be seamless.
References Ohler, J. (2008). Digital storytelling in the classroom: New media pathways to literacy, learning, and creativity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Porter, B. (n.d.). DigiTales: The art of digital storytelling. Retrieved from http://digitales.us/