Digital Storytelling – create beautiful short visual stories from voice and image
Instructor: Erica Goss
Dates and times: July 19, 20, 21, 22, & 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
For ages 13-17
Platform: Computer with Zoom
Supplies/requirements: Writing materials and access to a computer with Zoom, as well as video editing software such as iMovie or Movie Maker, and the ability to record voice-overs.
Digital storytelling uses multi-media tools to bring stories to life. Digital stories can be about almost anything, but tend to focus on short, personal stories. They combine audio, video and images such as photographs to tell stories. They are typically less than 5 minutes.
In this class, girls will learn how to use images, text and voice to create their own short, personal videos.
1. Introduction to Digital Storytelling
What’s Digital Storytelling? When did it start? We’ll look at examples and discuss the art form. For example, a digital story can be an interview or a memoir, or a piece that expresses an opinion.
2. Finding Your Story
Using various techniques, we’ll discover the raw material that leads to the story students want to tell. As a result, we’ll have the outline of the story students want to tell.
Storyboarding is a flexible, visual method of “seeing” the story. It includes all elements of the story, for example, voice, narration, text and images. In the storyboard, students record each scene needed for their videos, so that there’s a record of what each scene needs.
4. Putting It All Together
Students will assemble the elements of their digital stories using video-editing software. For this class, we will use iMovie.
5. Conclusion and Film Show
Here’s your chance to show everyone what you made! What were the hardest parts? What did you learn? Tell us how you made your video.