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  • Show Presidents’ Animoto We just had Presidents’ Day on Monday Animoto is a mashup web 2.0 tool to create an online video slideshow Once you have completed your story, script and storyboard and compiled your images your animoto video should take no more than 10-15 minutes to create. This ease of use and flashy MTV style video makes this application a great tool for both teachers and students.
  • In addition to visual literacy, Animoto is just a tool that helps us tell a story. When using digital media I have found that to construct a digital story works much better when we go through the following steps: We begin with the brainstorming, we then collaborate this allows our students to be critical thinkers as they must be able to analyze images to text. There must still be a story. One of the benefi ts of digital storytelling is that precisely written brief texts can generate a compelling digital story. A script can then be written and then the student is ready to storyboard.
  • The storyboard is great way to compile and organize graphics and as a teacher we can begin teaching about copyright and fair use. I have compiled a few resources that are copyright free for images and for sound. I include a sound effect url. This can be fun… I also want to remind you that we are going only through the very basics of Animoto if you would like to narration with your animoto such as the animoto that we use to intoduce our webinars we use an audio editor such as Audacity and then this audio clip is then imported to your animoto.
  • Studentdigstorywkshop

    1. 1. Digital Storytelling for Students
    2. 2. Digital Storytelling Workshop <ul><li>What is Digital Storytelling? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal and Academic Narratives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three formats for Digital Storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video Format- MovieMaker/iMovie </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Still Images- Animoto/Flixtime </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Animations-GoAnimate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling Process </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Flip Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Editing/Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Resource: </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is Digital Storytelling? <ul><li>Digital Storytelling is the process of writing about a story, and adding the multimedia elements of voice, imagery, and music to create a visual story. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal or Academic Narratives: </li></ul><ul><li>A personal story is one that involves a personal change or realization. This could be a family story about the value of a childhood experience, a reunion in which you reconnect with a long lost friend, a hero in your family, </li></ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling can also be used in the content areas as an academic story or &quot;unit of instruction&quot; story. This can be a story about any concept, unit or idea from any area of the curriculum, from math to social studies. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch “Digital Storytelling in Plain English” </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why Digital Storytelling… <ul><li>YouTube uploads 200,000 videos a day </li></ul><ul><li>85% of all upolads are from teens </li></ul><ul><li>Is their focus on the power of the technology or the power of the story? </li></ul>
    5. 5. What are your favorite movies? <ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Elements of Digital Storytelling <ul><li>The Overall Purpose of the Story </li></ul><ul><li>The Narrator’s Point of View </li></ul><ul><li>A Dramatic Question or Questions (capture the viewer’s attention) </li></ul><ul><li>The Choice of Content </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity of Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Pacing of the Narrative </li></ul>
    7. 7. Elements of Digital Storytelling <ul><li>Use of a Meaningful Audio Soundtrack </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of the Images, Video & other Multimedia Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Economy of the Story Detail </li></ul><ul><li>Good Grammar and Language Usage </li></ul><ul><li>Adapted from: The Center for Digital Storytelling ( </li></ul>
    8. 9. Digital Storytelling Examples <ul><li>ICAN: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Chase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apple Learning Interchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Silent Movie Literature (Edgar Allen Poe) </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. It’s all about Story… 1. Pre-Production 2. Production 3. Post Production
    10. 11. Storyboard for Digital Storytelling <ul><li>Storyboards are a planning tool to help you outline and organize your video. </li></ul><ul><li>The T-Script Audio/Video Storyboard </li></ul>VIDEO AUDIO/NARRATION The left side of the script is for video, graphics, images. The right side is for the actual narration, text, sound effects, etc. I played Varsity Basketball, Varsity Soccer, and Varsity Softball…
    11. 12. Basic Storyboard
    12. 13. Video Production Tips Composition: Rule of thirds
    13. 21. Sometimes you have to break the rules!
    14. 22. Too much headroom
    15. 23. Video Production
    16. 24. Watch for distractions when composing your images….
    17. 25. Video Tips <ul><li>When shooting outdoors, keep the sun behind you. Beware of windows. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your shoot. Shoot to edit. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a tripod or other image stabilization device. </li></ul><ul><li>For handheld stability, imagine that your camcorder is a very full cup of hot coffee. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a silent backcount: 5-4-3-2-1 </li></ul>
    18. 26. Video Tips <ul><li>Use the zoom to compose your shot. Avoid zooming while the tape is rolling. </li></ul><ul><li>Move the camera only when necessary. Pan from left to right slowly! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your average shot length between 5 and 10 seconds. Keep the shot steady (no zoom or pan) for at least 10 seconds. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for distractions behind the talent. </li></ul><ul><li>Seven Deadly Sins of Video Work: </li></ul>
    19. 27. Types of Shots <ul><li>Wide Shot </li></ul><ul><li>2. Medium Shot </li></ul><ul><li>3. Close-Up </li></ul>
    20. 28. Types of Shots EWS WS MWS MS MCU CU ECU
    21. 29. Basic Interview Shots Two Shot Over the Shoulder Shots
    22. 30. Camera Angles & Movement <ul><li>Camera Angles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High Angle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye Level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Camera Movement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pan </li></ul></ul>
    23. 31. Resources… RETAPEDIA: <ul><li>Copyright Free Images </li></ul><ul><li>Creative commons: </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr- </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia Public Domain Image Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Pics for Learning: </li></ul><ul><li>Davis Audio & Video clips: </li></ul><ul><li>Royalty Free Sound Sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Archive: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Free Sound Project: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stonewashed Sound Effects: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macloops: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audacity Audio Editor : </li></ul>
    24. 32. Next Steps…. <ul><li>Introduction to the FlipVideo camera </li></ul><ul><li>You will use one of the scenarios or create one of your own choosing </li></ul><ul><li>Educators will break for script and storyboarding…. </li></ul><ul><li>Create your digital story using the FlipVideo Camera and have lunch… </li></ul>