- What story do you want to tell?
- What images do you need to illustrate your story?
Recording the audio narration of your story
How to assemble a story using different tools
Online resources will be available for these tools:
- Apple’s iMovie (Macintosh)
Microsoft MovieMaker2 (Windows XP or Vista)
- Microsoft PhotoStory3 (Windows XP only)
- VoiceThread (Web 2.0 online tool, any computer)
Here is a short set of instructions for creating simple digital stories
. That web page provides a variety of links to other websites that can help with learning the process. There are three programs that are good for beginners: Microsoft MovieMaker2 (versions for XP or Vista), Microsoft PhotoStory (XP only), iMovie 6 (Mac OS X - download)
In summary, here is a brief sequence of steps:
- Script development: write the story, often with a group called a story circle to provide feedback and story development ideas
- Record the author reading the story (audio recording and editing)
- Capture and process the images to further illustrate the story (image scanning and editing)
- Combine audio and images (and any additional video) onto a timeline, add music track** (video editing)
- Present or publish finished version of story
** If using MovieMaker 2 for Windows, then the music track must be added to the narration audio track, since only one audio track is available in that software.
Free music sites:
Free image sites:
Video Tutorials on using iMovie 9: http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#imovie
Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators - a free book to downloadAudacity Tutorials Video Photo-tutorials or Video Storytelling Projects made with Microsoft Photo Story
(only available for Windows XP):