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Digital Storytelling

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Digital Storytelling

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling Clicking around the campfire of the future (adapted from Center for Digital Storytelling - http://www.storycenter.org/)
  2. 2. vital part of community <ul><li>how we understand who we are in relationship to others </li></ul><ul><li>preserves our history, our language, and our culture. </li></ul><ul><li>how we connect generations within community. </li></ul>
  3. 3. using our own voices <ul><li>to preserve memories </li></ul><ul><li>value their diversity and unique cultures </li></ul><ul><li>their own histories. </li></ul>
  4. 4. with the telling of a story <ul><li>comes connection to people, communities, and an interest in new subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Stories can give us meaning, understanding, and connection to unknown worlds. </li></ul>
  5. 5. live inside your story <ul><li>the perspective is first person </li></ul><ul><li>use your own storytelling voice to narrate the tale. </li></ul><ul><li>share through the story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>who you are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what you felt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what this event or situation means for you </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. telling of lessons learned <ul><li>express a personal meaning or insight </li></ul><ul><li>a good story has </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a point to make </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a conclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a lesson learned, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>an understanding gained </li></ul></ul><ul><li>a point that is revealed in the end either </li></ul><ul><ul><li>implicitly (with an image) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>explicitly (with words) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. downsize the story <ul><li>a good story has a destination </li></ul><ul><li>shortest path to its destination. </li></ul><ul><li>no more than 3-5 minutes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>written script that is no more than one (1) page or five hundred (500) words. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>the art of shortening a story lies in preserving the essence of the tale </li></ul>
  8. 8. showing not telling <ul><li>good stories use vivid details </li></ul><ul><li>images, sound, and music are used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>show context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create mood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>give story information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide emotional meaning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>words and media are revealed through details of media </li></ul>
  9. 9. craftsmanship <ul><li>communicate with images, sound, voice, color, white space, animations, design, transitions, and special effects. </li></ul><ul><li>select media elements to create meaning </li></ul><ul><li>combines media elements to convey significant meaning </li></ul><ul><li>do not allow media elements to become bells and whistles that become distracting </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Without story we are lost; we are without connection. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital is just a tool that we can use to cross those bridges and reconnect community. </li></ul>
  11. 11. a reminder - copyright <ul><li>respect for others' </li></ul><ul><ul><li>art and imagery, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sound, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and music </li></ul></ul>

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