Week Seven: Digital Storytelling | Agenda
Tuesday 9 October | Digital Storytelling
- Assignment Due Thursday 11 October in class : BlogPost | Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum
- Reading for Thursday 11 October : Lambert, J. (2012) Chapter 7: Approaches to the Scripting Process & Chapter 8: Storyboarding.
- Thinking of some digital story ideas….
- Assignment Due Thursday 18 October in class : Blog Post | Field observation I, Reflections about your students
Reading: Selected Readings in the Content Areas
Small group activity (continued) Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling
- Everyone is assigned a step to explore
- Viewing : Julia by Rhiana Wiggins | Story Center
- Read in Lambert 5 about the main ideas of your step (relative to the digital story you just watched):
- Prepare a talking point or two based on the reading;
- Identify a brief quote or two from the reading;
- Relate the talking points and quotes to the digital story you watched;
- Ask the class about your step and discuss it with us.
Small group activity BlogPost | Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum
Viewing: Center for Digital Storytelling
Thursday 11 October | Digital Storytelling
Over the weekend, create a few short videos (10-30 seconds), still images, (5-10 both horizontal and vertical) and audio files as well. The images and videos should all address a common theme, person, place, thing, event…. Upload them to a new WeVideo project. We’ll work with these next week in class during our video editing workshops.
Reading: Lambert, J. (2012) Chapter 7: Approaches to the Scripting Process & Chapter 8: Storyboarding, Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Community. (4th Edition). Routledge : New York, NY. pp. 88-101.
Assignment Due in class : BlogPost | Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum
StoryTime | Tell your partner a story.
Workshop I | WeVideo
- [Note: Mac computers cannot use Safari]
- Uploading media
Discussion 1: BlogPost | Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum
Discussion 2: Scripting for Digital Storytelling
- The 7th Step — writing for your audience
- A few notes about scripting
- Just short enough, but not any shorter
- Including a scene, position yourself within the narrative
- Focus on the narrative, use visuals, SFX and music to texture the narrative with context and description.
- Dear students… 4×6
- The Story Spine: Pixar’s 4th Rule of Storytelling
Discussion 3: Storyboarding for Digital Storytelling
Resources: There are any number of storyboarding apps to choose from including apps dedicated to the iPad. (You might just prefer using Post-It Notes on a sheet of paper).
- Visit the App store and explore the various StoryBoard tools. While I cannot recommend one or another application, there are numerous interesting apps to explore. Of course read the reviews before spending money.
- Prezi is particularly effective for storyboarding.
- You might also consider Google Slides. (Please note: the application you choose for your storyboard needs to be well suited for representing the semiotic systems you are exploring).
- Lino – collaborative bulletin board for posting notes, images, and video
Workshop II: WeVideo: video production and editing (I DO, YOU DO, WE DO, YOU DO…)
- Basic editing in Timeline Mode
- Multiple tracks -> video
- Video Levels (Dissolve)
- Audio Levels
- Multiple tracks -> audio