What is Digital Storytelling?Personal and Academic NarrativesOne format for Digital StorytellingVideo Format- MovieMaker
Digital Storytelling ProcessUsing the Flip CameraEditing/PublishingResource:http://retapedia.pbworks.com
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.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.
YouTube 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?
The 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
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)
ICAN:The ChaseApple Learning InterchangeSilent Movie Literature (Edgar Allen Poe)
1. Pre-Production2.Production3.Post Production
Storyboards 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
Sometimes you have to break the rules!
Too much headroom
Watch for distractions when composing your images.
When 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
Use 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.
2. Medium Shot 3. Close-Up
Two ShotOver the Shoulder Shots
Camera AnglesHigh AngleEye LevelLow Level
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/
Create your storyboardCollect your imagesCreate your digital storyiMovieGarage Band
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.
***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. **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.*