Digital Storytelling for Students+Show Presidents AnimotoWe just had Presidents Day on MondayAnimoto is a mashup web 2.0 tool to create an online video slideshowOnce 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.
1Digital StorytellingWhat is Digital Storytelling?Personal and Academic Narrative
Three formats for Digital StorytellingVideo Format- MovieMaker/iMovieStill Images- Animoto/FlixtimeAnimations-GoAnimate+2What is Digital Storytelling?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.They can inform, persuade, entertain. Personal or Academic Narratives: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, Digital storytelling can also be used in the content areas as an academic story or "unit of instruction" story. This can be a story about any concept, unit or idea from any area of the curriculum, from math to social studies.Watch Digital Storytelling in Plain English
Why Digital StorytellingYouTube uploads 200,000 videos a day
85% of all upolads are from teensIs their focus on the power of the technology or the power of the story?
+What are your favorite movies?Why?
+Elements of Digital StorytellingThe Overall Purpose of the StoryThe Narrators Point of ViewA Dramatic Question or Questions (capture the viewers attention) The Choice of ContentClarity of VoicePacing of the Narrative
+Elements of Digital Storytelling
Use of a Meaningful Audio SoundtrackQuality of the Images, Video & other Multimedia ElementsEconomy of the Story DetailGood Grammar and Language Usage Adapted from: The Center for Digital Storytelling (http://www.storycenter.org)+
+Digital Storytelling ExamplesICAN:The ChaseApple Learning InterchangeSilent Movie Literature (Edgar Allen Poe)Be Proactive News Network7 Habits by students
+Its all about Story1. Pre-Production2.Production3.Post Production+This is the same as the Writing Process: PreWriting,researching, brainstorming, outlining, rough draft, editing, publishing.Pre/Production/Post 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 storytellingis that precisely written brief textscan generate a compelling digital story. A script can then be written and then the student is ready to storyboard. 10Storyboard for Digital StorytellingStoryboards are a planning tool to help you outline and organize your video. The T-Script Audio/Video Storyboard
VIDEOAUDIO/NARRATIONThe 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
+Storyboard QuestionsWho is your audience? Who will you be talking to in video?What is the message of the video? What is its purpose?What is your method of delivery?Close-Ups: details, expressions/emotionsMedium Shots: Usually involve one or two people and mainly used for interactionLong Shots: Used to set the scene (establish your place)Let the audience know where the action is taking place.+Remember that the storyboard is not the END product itself. Students should not waste time making the storyboard perfect. Stick figures or circles can substitute for figures or objects.
Every scene should be part of your message/purpose. Dont use it if it is not part of your message.
Storyboards are for major scenes. Dont try to make every single frame.Storyboard Pointers+Video Production TipsComposition: Rule of thirds
Sometimes you have to break the rules!+
Too much headroom+Video Production
Watch for distractions when composing your images.+Video TipsWhen shooting outdoors, keep the sun behind you. Beware of windows. Plan your shoot. Shoot to edit. Use a tripod or other image stabilization device. For handheld stability, imagine that your camcorder is a very full cup of hot coffee.Use a silent backcount: 5-4-3-2-1 +Video TipsUse the zoom to compose your shot. Avoid zooming while the tape is rolling. Move the camera only when necessary. Pan from left to right slowly!Keep your average shot length between 5 and 10 seconds. Keep the shot steady (no zoom or pan) for at least 10 seconds.Watch for distractions behind the talent. Seven Deadly Sins of Video Work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-6tWTPTmcE+Types of Shots
2. Medium Shot 3. Close-Up+Types of Shots
EWSWSMWSMSMCUCUECU+Basic Interview Shots
Two ShotOver the Shoulder Shots+Camera Angles & MovementCamera AnglesHigh AngleEye LevelLow Level
+What digital story will you create today?AUTHORS PURPOSEAUDIENCE
Copyright Free ImagesCreative commons: http://creativecommons.org/Flickr- http://flickr.comWikipedia Public Domain Image Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resourcesPics for Learning: http://pics.tech4learning.com/Davis Audio & Video clips: http://www.djusd.k12.ca.us/technology/images.htmRoyalty Free Sound SourcesInternet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/audio Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.orgThe Free Sound Project: http://www.freesound.org/Stonewashed Sound Effects: http://www.stonewashed.net/sfx.htmlMacloops: www.macloops.comAudacity Audio Editor: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
+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.34Next Steps.Introduction to the FlipVideo cameraYou will use one of the scenarios or create one of your own choosingEducators will break for script and storyboarding.Create your digital story using the FlipVideo Camera and have lunch
+NETS*S 1 Creativity and InnovationStudents demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technologyApply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products or processes.Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.Identify trends and forecast possibilities+Digital Storytelling ExamplesICAN:Parents PSAThe ChaseTeachersApple Learning InterchangeSilent Movie Literature (Edgar Allen Poe)LanguageTeacher examples from Digital Storytelling Workshop
+K-12 Classroom Ideas +More IdeasCreate your own Common Craft VideosFirst Day of School RulesHeroes vs. VillainsSilent Films using Edgar Allen Poe short storiesTributes to people such as Walt Disney or Martin Luther KingHistorical events such as the Boston Tea Party/ Underground Railroad
+More IdeasInventions and their InventorsHow have animals adapted or what happened to the dinosaurs?Fairy tales from a different perspectiveMath is all around town-videotape your town and look for geometryMeet the Master ArtistsTell stories about famous scientists/mathematicians and illustrate their theories through video