Step 1: Develop a Script
A digital story allows an author to capture the essence of an experience with visual images and sounds. However, the script remains the backbone of the story. The narrative behind and between the images and sounds is critical to how the audience will interpret and feel about your story. So, spend time writing, revising, and editing your script. To produce a digital story that is 2 to 3 minutes in length, you’ll need a script between 1.5 and 2 pages, double-spaced. Read more about script development…
Step 2: Choose Tools
A number of tools are available to help you produce your story by integrating your media. These applications represent a range of features, ease of use, and cost. This site presents a matrix comparing applications to help you choose the one that’s right for you.
Step 3: Record Narration
Once your script is complete, you need to record the audio onto a computer, you will need a microphone, a computer with an “audio-in” port or jack, and a quiet location. Read more about recording narration…
Step 3: Prepare Images
You may begin your story development by collecting existing photographs, and you may set out on a photo shoot. This site provides tips for both taking and preparing images. You can use any image editing software to prepare your images. Read more about improve the quality of your digital photographs. ..
Step 4: Produce your Story
Once you have collected and prepared your media, you are ready to produce your story, using the application you have chosen.
Step 5: Post on the Web
Your completed digital story can be posted on any Web server, including shared media sites like YouTube, a site on www.atsweb.neu.edu, or even your myFiles account. Read more about posting your story…