ElkGrove Discovery Digital Storytelling


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ElkGrove Discovery Digital Storytelling

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling: Frame-by-Frame Mike Bryant [email_address] 312.894.3807 http://www.multiurl.com/ga/e lkgrovede
  2. 2. Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn’t seen it) [Video]. Retrieved March 2, 2009, From http://youtube.com/watch?v=Hb2GmBkkaTU
  3. 3. Resolution Action Climax Falling Action Introduction Basic story elements: All stories need to have…
  4. 4. Or more simply put… <ul><li>A beginning </li></ul><ul><li>A middle </li></ul><ul><li>An end </li></ul>
  5. 5. 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. Digital Storytelling vs. Making Movies <ul><li>Point of View </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic Question </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Content </li></ul><ul><li>Gift of Your Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Power of the Soundtrack </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Pacing </li></ul>Center for Digital Storytelling’s seven elements for model digital stories:
  6. 6. What tools can we use to create a digital story? <ul><li>A camera for capturing images/video </li></ul>
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  8. 8. The Rule of Thirds It’s not tic-tac-toe Avoid the middle Use the intersections
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  10. 10. We also need quality content to help us tell our story… <ul><li>Images from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery Education streaming (20,000+ images) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe source photo sites like Flickr, Google, Snapfish, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery Education streaming (5,000+ Videos) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Creating a Photo Story
  12. 12. Before we begin, we need static pictures for our story <ul><li>Log into Discovery Education streaming and find the images that you want to use </li></ul><ul><li>Download image into a folder on your computer </li></ul><ul><li>*Tip: collect all material for your story (pictures, videos, audio, etc) in one folder on your computer. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Let’s Make Some Magic <ul><li>Open Photo Story and click “Begin a new story” </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Next” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Importing Images <ul><li>Click on the “Import Pictures” button </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate to the images that you want to import </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the “next” button </li></ul><ul><li>*Tip: use your shift key to select multiple images. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Adding your own Narration <ul><li>Click on the Red Button to begin narration </li></ul><ul><li>*TIP: Use the empty space to type in a script of your narration first – this will help eliminate the um-s and ah-s. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Add titles to pictures
  17. 17. Add Music or Sound Effects <ul><li>Either from your computer… </li></ul><ul><li>Or create your own music in Photo Story!! </li></ul><ul><li>*Tip: Adjust the volume level of your audio so that it doesn’t overwhelm your narrations. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Finish your story <ul><li>Save your story to your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Save project for future editing. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Creating Movies with Movie Maker
  20. 20. Before we begin, we need a movie file to edit! <ul><li>Log into Discovery Education streaming and find an Editable Clip </li></ul><ul><li>Download the clip and save it into a folder on your computer with the rest of your content. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Now Let’s Make Some Magic <ul><li>Open Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>From the task bar on the left, choose “Import Video” </li></ul><ul><li>*Tip: You can also drag and drop files directly into your content “collection.” </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Navigate to your movie file – it must be .asf, .avi, .wmv, or mpeg file. </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Import” </li></ul>
  23. 23. Drag and Edit <ul><li>Note that the video segment is now broken into tiny pieces </li></ul><ul><li>Drag the clip that you want to edit into boxes below </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the icon that says “Show Timeline” </li></ul>
  24. 24. Adding your own Narration <ul><li>On the Audio track line, choose a section of audio that you want to mute and right-click on that section </li></ul><ul><li>Choose “Mute” </li></ul>
  25. 25. Record your Narration <ul><li>Click on the microphone icon to record your narration </li></ul><ul><li>Record your narration and save the file in your content folder on your computer </li></ul>
  26. 26. Finish your movie <ul><li>Choose “save to my computer” </li></ul><ul><li>Save your project for future editing. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Movie Making in a Web 2.0 World
  28. 28. Movie Making with Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>Animoto.com – add images and songs to create a music video! </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread.com – add images, video and voice commentary from you or your students – build a collaborative story! </li></ul>
  29. 29. Who will help me connect these tools to my students?
  30. 30. Contact Info <ul><li>Mike Bryant </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>312.894.3807 </li></ul>