Reading: Lambert, J. (2012) Chapter 5: Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling, Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Community. (4th Edition). Routledge : New York, NY. pp. 53-69.
- Reading for Part 2: 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.
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Gallery Time: mLearning projects
Mini-Lecture: Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling
Small group activity
- 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.
Digital Storytelling Workshop
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.
Discussion 1: 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
- Viewing: Cycle of Life, a digital story by Dany Martinez
- Outline Story Idea by by Alan Levine or, Hey Cinderella, How Do I Come Up With a Story Idea?
Discussion 2: 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
StoryTime: Tell your partner a story.
Workshop: 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