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Digital Storytelling


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Digital storytelling is a form of narrative expression that is crafted into a media production. This presentation provides an overview, elements of a good story, and tools and examples of good digital stories.

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Digital Storytelling

  1. storytelling creed I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, That myth is more potent than history, That dreams are more powerful than facts, That hope always triumphs over experience, That laughter is the only cure for grief, And I believe that love is stronger than death. -Robert Fulghum
  2. <ul><li>Digital storytelling is a form of narrative expression that is crafted into a media production. </li></ul>
  3. <ul><li>Digital storytelling integrates meaningful stories with media. </li></ul>
  5. <ul><li>Long before there was formal schooling grandparents and parents told the stories that provided children with the knowledge base they needed to survive as adults. With the introduction of the printing press and the the development of formal schools the role of storytelling in education was diminished. Yet, we still know how a powerful story can capture out attention, fire our imagination, and make clear an idea . </li></ul>
  6. <ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>To use your talents to tell stories of your own. </li></ul>
  7. <ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>To learn to tell your stories using words, visuals, and multi-media. </li></ul>
  9. <ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>To develop your own unique voice drawing from your talents and interests. </li></ul>
  10. <ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>To learn story writing techniques: story elements, editing, revision, sequencing, character development. </li></ul>
  11. <ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>To learn computer skills and online technologies to increase the power of your story. </li></ul>
  12. <ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>To publish your work on the Internet for viewing by others. </li></ul>
  13. Purpose: To learn how to write collaboratively with a group.
  14. <ul><li>It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story. </li></ul><ul><li>Native American saying </li></ul>
  15. <ul><li>Because there is a natural storytelling urge and ability in all human beings, even just a little nurturing of this impulse can bring about astonishing and delightful results. </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Mellon, The Art of Storytelling </li></ul>
  16. Point of View <ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. A Dramatic Question <ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. Emotional Content <ul><li> </li></ul>
  19. The Gift of Your Voice <ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. The Power of Sound <ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. Economy <ul><li> </li></ul>
  23. Pacing <ul><li> </li></ul>
  24. <ul><li>We want a story that starts out with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax. </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel Goldwyn </li></ul>
  25. <ul><li>Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life. </li></ul><ul><li>-Eudora Welty </li></ul>
  26. Write! Beginning Exciting Event Rising Action Climax Falling Action Ending From:
  28. 3-D Setting <ul><li>Pico </li></ul><ul><li>Crickets </li></ul>
  29. Storyboarding <ul><li> </li></ul>
  30. Writing the Script <ul><li>Aaron Shepard’s Tips on Scripting </li></ul><ul><li>Aaron Shepard’s Sample Scripts </li></ul>
  31. Writing & Recording a Theme Song <ul><li>Microsoft Songsmith </li></ul><ul><li>The Three Islanders Theme Song </li></ul>
  32. <ul><li> </li></ul>Discovering Digital Stories
  34. <ul><li>When a digital story is finished it should be remembered for its soul, not the bells and whistles of the technology tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Bernajean Porter </li></ul>
  35. Example Digital Stories <ul><li> us/technology/digitalstorytelling/studentstories .html </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  36. <ul><li>Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today. </li></ul><ul><li>Robert McAfee Brown </li></ul>