How To Create A Digital Story


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This webinar is part of the TechSoup Online Digital Storytelling Event September 30-October 21. For further details about the event activities and the many ways you can participate, please visit the event homepage. Consider participating in the two other webinars in this series:
Tools for Digital Storytelling: September 30, 9am
Digital Storytelling Expert Round Table: September 30, 11am

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How To Create A Digital Story

  1. 1. How to Create a Digital Story Audio is only available by calling this number: Conference Call: 866-740-1260; Access Code: 6339392
  2. 2. Using ReadyTalk <ul><li>Chat & raise hand </li></ul><ul><li>Mute = *6, Unmute = *7 </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you. </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your phone connection, re-dial the phone number and re-join. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166 </li></ul>
  3. 3. You are being recorded… <ul><li>You will receive a link to this presentation, material and links. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions continue in the TechSoup forum: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter hashtag: #tsdigs </li></ul><ul><li>Live TweetChat </li></ul><ul><li>Live stream into Nonprofit Commons in Second Life </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to Create a Digital Story Erika Padilla-Morales, Streetside Story Basho Mosko: Flip Video Spotlight Empowering learners to constructively share their voices on the global stage! Photo courtesy of wfryer on Flickr
  5. 5. About TechSoup Global <ul><li>Founded in 1987 as CompuMentor, TechSoup helps nonprofits globally get and use technology to heighten their impact. They help other social change organizations in North America and around the globe obtain, use, and sustain technology that helps them fulfill their missions. </li></ul><ul><li>TechSoup has recently been renamed to TechSoup Global. This shift in name recognition comes at a time when our global presence is expanding and as we continue to grow in size and in the range of services we provide. </li></ul>
  6. 6. About TechSoup <ul><li>TechSoup ( ) is a trusted technology resource </li></ul><ul><li>that offers a variety of information and services for the benefit of </li></ul><ul><li>the nonprofit sector. </li></ul><ul><li>TechSoup provides instructional articles and worksheets for </li></ul><ul><li>nonprofit staff members who utilize information technologies, as </li></ul><ul><li>well as technology planning information for executives and other </li></ul><ul><li>decision makers. Our introductory articles and message board </li></ul><ul><li>support are aimed at those who do not have much experience </li></ul><ul><li>using technology, but we also provide more advanced </li></ul><ul><li>information. </li></ul><ul><li>Our product philanthropy service, TechSoup Stock </li></ul><ul><li>( /stock ), is open to all qualified 501(c)(3) </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit organizations. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who’s TechSoup? <ul><li>Nonprofit Technology Organization serving the tech needs of nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>Products: Software and Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Center </li></ul><ul><li>Global NGO Partners: 31 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>GreenTech </li></ul><ul><li>NetSquared </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why you’re here… <ul><li>Create a media piece for your org’s communications </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach: new funders, new volunteer base </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the basics of telling an effective story </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the basics of how to use the tools </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the experts and hear case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Make your own story: Enter the Challenge! </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your questions on TechSoup’s forums </li></ul><ul><li>See winners in a Mixed Reality event in Second life </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our Partners <ul><li>Adobe </li></ul><ul><li>BAVC </li></ul><ul><li>BayCat </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>FlipVideo </li></ul><ul><li>GoldMail </li></ul><ul><li>Lights Camera Help </li></ul><ul><li>Randal Moss, TWMDC </li></ul><ul><li>ReadyTalk </li></ul><ul><li>That's Not Cool </li></ul><ul><li>See 3 Communications </li></ul><ul><li>StreetsideStories </li></ul><ul><li>Witness </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Radio </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube /nonprofits </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sharing Your Story: Digital Storytelling in 9 Steps
  11. 11. Introductions <ul><li>Basho Mosko </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Manager, Flip Video Spotlight </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Erika Padilla-Morales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Arts Coach, Streetside Stories </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Step 1: Your Idea <ul><li>What will your story be about? </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the writing conversational – write how you would tell your story. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a style of writing: Narrative or Poetic </li></ul>A. PRE-PRODUCTION B. PRODUCTION C. POST-PRODUCTION
  13. 13. What Kind of Video? <ul><li>PSA </li></ul><ul><li>Field Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Video Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Call to Action </li></ul>A. PRE-PRODUCTION B. PRODUCTION C. POST-PRODUCTION
  14. 14. Step 2: Writing It Down <ul><li>Get your story out! </li></ul><ul><li>Freewrite. Get your story out. There is always time to revise. </li></ul><ul><li>Use prompts to get your creativity flowing. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your script to 300 words or 90 – 120 seconds when read aloud. </li></ul>A. PRE-PRODUCTION B. PRODUCTION C. POST-PRODUCTION
  15. 15. Step 3: Storyboarding <ul><li>Plan your images, music, & sound effects! </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the type of images to use. (Photos, drawing, collages, video) </li></ul><ul><li>Use at least 8 different images for 90 – 120 seconds of voice over. </li></ul><ul><li>Video snippets (“B-Roll”) can last 5-10 seconds. </li></ul>A. PRE-PRODUCTION B. PRODUCTION C. POST-PRODUCTION
  16. 16. Step 4: Images & Video <ul><li>Create your images! </li></ul><ul><li>Images can be scanned in at 150 dpi. </li></ul><ul><li>Video should be saved to at least 480 x 272 px </li></ul><ul><li>Downloaded images should be copyright-free. Use a resource like Creative Commons. </li></ul>A. PRE-PRODUCTION B. PRODUCTION C. POST-PRODUCTION
  17. 17. Step 5: Voice Over <ul><li>Record your story! </li></ul><ul><li>Practice your script. Read to intrigue the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Export the audio in a universal format like .mp4 or .aiff </li></ul><ul><li>Try a free program like Audacity. </li></ul>A. PRE-PRODUCTION B. PRODUCTION C. POST-PRODUCTION
  18. 18. Step 6: Import Your Assets <ul><li>Bring all the pieces of your story into your editing program! </li></ul><ul><li>Import images as .jpgs or .gifs </li></ul><ul><li>Import the audio in a universal format like .mp4 or .aiff </li></ul><ul><li>Import video as an .mp4 </li></ul>A. PRE-PRODUCTION B. PRODUCTION C. POST-PRODUCTION
  19. 19. Step 7: Edit <ul><li>Pull your story together! </li></ul><ul><li>Use an editing program to put your images and sound in order </li></ul><ul><li>Add titles, effects, and transitions to finish your piece </li></ul><ul><li>Be patient with this part! It takes time! </li></ul>A. PRE-PRODUCTION B. PRODUCTION C. POST-PRODUCTION
  20. 20. Step 8: Troubleshooting <ul><li>Something might go wrong. It’s okay, fix it! </li></ul><ul><li>Check image/video quality </li></ul><ul><li>Check audio quality </li></ul><ul><li>Spell check any titles </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your movie. How do you feel about your story? </li></ul>A. PRE-PRODUCTION B. PRODUCTION C. POST-PRODUCTION
  21. 21. Step 9: Showcase & Share! <ul><li>Share your story with the world! </li></ul><ul><li>Have a film festival </li></ul><ul><li>Burn a DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Upload your film to the internet </li></ul>A. PRE-PRODUCTION B. PRODUCTION C. POST-PRODUCTION
  22. 22. Questions? Submit your questions using the chat box.
  23. 23. Digital Storytelling Challenge <ul><li>The Challenge: Tell us your digital story </li></ul><ul><li>Submit a 5-panel image story to Flickr or a 60 second video or audio visual Goldmail </li></ul><ul><li>Submissions should demonstrate your organizational mission/goals/needs in a thoughtful and creative way.  </li></ul><ul><li>More info at </li></ul>
  24. 24. Win Great Prizes! <ul><li>Prizes include: </li></ul><ul><li>Flip Video Ultra U1120 </li></ul><ul><li>Philips 512 MB MP3 Players </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Production Premium </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Audition 3 </li></ul>
  25. 25. More Ways You Can Take Part <ul><li>Join in the forums discussion with the experts </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the action on Twitter (hashtag: #tsdigs) </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up to receive emails of event news </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your digital story </li></ul><ul><li>And finally… </li></ul>
  26. 26. … Attend the Challenge Screening Awards Mixed Reality Event Oct. 21 Join us in person or from the virtual world of Second Life!
  27. 27. Partner Products on TechSoup Stock Flip Video Flickr GoldMail Adobe
  28. 28. Resources <ul><li>Digital Story Telling (University of Alaska) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stories for Change (University of MN) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tech-Head Stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>StoryBuilders </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Thank You! hashtag: #tsdigs Susan Tenby Online Community Director