ClassIntroduction to Digital Storytelling
For the purposes of this class, digital stories are short videos (one to four minutes long) that use oral narration, images, and music to tell a compelling story. Digital stories build self-awareness, create community, and give voice to those who may not feel they have been heard.
This class will cover everything you need to know to create a digital story based on a life experience. Topics include finding your story, structuring your script, writing concisely for video, storyboarding, choosing and shaping images and sound, and editing for pacing and impact. You will learn how to assemble and share your story using an easy and accessible video editing program. Class sessions will include informational presentations and discussion of sample digital stories (30%), workshops (20%), and hands-on work, including video editing (50%).
This is suitable for beginners and may be of interest to screenwriters, visual artists, and any writer who seeks to learn new storytelling techniques. Students must bring a laptop computer and earbuds to class and should have basic computer skills (e.g., ability to use Microsoft Word). Video editing software used in class costs around $12. Maximum of 10 students.