Digital Storytelling

February 25, 2009

Digital storytelling is defined as ´Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. This is an interesting concept because it allows you to use a combination of texts, pictures, video clips, audio devices, graphics, and interactivity on your website. Another great thing about multimedia stories is that it is presented in a nonlinear format where the information presented is complimentary instead of outmoded. Digital storytelling is an easier ways for individuals to learn about things going on and feedback can be provided. I find that these types of stories are more interesting and easier to read and keep your attention for longer with whatever I am reading about. These stories are very appealing because cameras, digital recorders, clips, pictures, and audio clips are all used to create the story. Another way in which the story is created, is when the editor/producer will analyze a story in a multimedia format and assign work to different professionals such as photographer for pictures, writer for the background information of the story, etc. the editor/producer has a story in his head and decides how he wants to assemble it instead of leaving it up to the reporter.


Tips to prepare a good report:

  1. Have the storyboard gather as much information on the topic as possible
  2. Need documents and interviews
  3. Once at the field; collect as many photos, videos, audio clips, maps, etc.

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