Digital Storytelling - The Basics

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A presentation for the CSCC 2009 program, an overview of the basics of Digital Storytelling.

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  • Digital Storytelling: The Basics We are our stories. We compress years of experience, thought, and emotion into a few compact narratives that we convey to others and tell to ourselves. - Daniel Pink A Whole New Mind
  • With Caroline Cerveny, SSJ, D. Min. Your aspiring Digital Storyteller a Digital Immigrant . . . in the company of many other Digital Immigrants and Natives! a story about my digital footsteps! 1983!
  • 1983
  • stories tell us about our life
  • stories touch us
  • stories tell us something about someone else
  • stories are both personal and universal
  • Matt's Story (Digital Storytelling Workshop at Youth UpRising)
  • Digital Storytelling - "Bring The Painted Dragons to Life by Putting Pupils in Their Eyes", a Chinese Proverb.
  • Students working on a Digital Storytelling project
  • a developing Digital Storyteller my first digital video after some practice
  • Questions 2006 CJC
  • Digital Storytelling Steps to create your story - Handout Available at
  • Decide what your story is about. Is it about 2008 CJC
  • someone important to you?
  • a place in your life? 2008 CJC
  • an event in your life? 2008 CJC
  • who you are? 2008 CJC
  • what you do? 2008 CJC
  • 2008 CJC a challenge you have overcome?
  • or is it about someone else and one of their stories? 2008 CJC
  • Write your story
  • iMovie Storyboard - Handout Available at
  • Tips for Making Your Movie - Handout Available at
  • Photo and Music Options THE TOOLS
  • Creative Commons
  • Images iStockPhoto Stock Xchng Stock Vault Flickr
  • More Image Resources DigiTales Image Resources
  • Record and Remix Audio Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Download Audacity Download the LAME MP3 encoder to export as an MP3 Audacity Tutorials and Installation Instructions
  • Compose Original Music
  • Terms of Service If you are using Freeplay Music for: Personal Non-Commercial Use (Non-revenue generating). This excludes broadcast use of any kind, including, without limitation, web, blog, and podcast use; or Educational, Non-Commercial use (this is limited to student use on school grounds for in classroom projects- non broadcast) Then Freeplay Music's compositions and recordings may be used without a fee.
  • Music Resources Free Music Project ccMixter PodSafe Music Network Podsafe Audio Bravenet
  • More Sound Resources DigiTales Music and Sound Resources
  • Software and Internet Applications THE TOOLS
  • Rubrics for Digital Stories
  • Software iMovie Windows Movie Maker Microsoft PhotoStory
  • Gmail Trick for Student Registration If you dont want students to use their own e- mail addresses to register for the following Internet applications, try using the Gmail trick. G-Mail Trick
  • Storytelling 2.0 Web 2.0 storytelling applications: Image Editors Video Editors Media Mashup and Creation Tools Media Publishing
  • Image Editing Picnik Phixr FotoFlexer Splashup
  • Avatar Options
  • Video Editing Jaycut Movie Masher
  • Image/Video Mashups Animoto Voicethread OneTrueMedia Bookr Scrapblog BubbleShare SlideRoll
  • Media Timelines xTimeline OurStory Mnemograph For more interactive media timelines visit:
  • Comic Strip Generators MakeBeliefsComix Kerpoof Comiqs Toonlet Toondoo
  • Publishing Stories Moonk TeacherTube SchoolTube YouTube