Digital Storytelling. Crafting your story. Knowing and writing your story is the first step. How will you use your story?. An introduction to a book or a reading assignment An introduction to a lesson; i.e., about a point in history Special content to get across in a lesson.
Crafting your story
Your story should contain:
An important part of a compelling story is a character to care about.
1 double-spaced page of typed script = 1 or 2 minutes OR,
120 words = roughly 1 minute
1. Sound bites
a. Single phrases of importance taken from an interview
b. Main ideas that express a paragraph in a story
2. Voice-overs - Pre-written scripts recorded onto tape or the computer
3. Nat-sound - Natural sounds that enhance a story
4. Additional audio elements
Copyright free music tracks
Music from CDs - Copyright issues
Be aware of voice quality during narration.
On average, a shot should last 3-5 seconds. A pan, maybe 7 seconds.
20 pictures at 3 seconds each = 60 seconds
Say Bear, See Bear!
Set a tone through the pace of your movie: