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Digital Storytelling: Story Boarding

This guide providesinformational tips and resources that will help one get started with digital storytelling
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Story Boarding

Developing your Digital Story

Pre-writing: brainstorming, collecting images, researching, outlining, and storyboarding

Drafting: creating a script and developing form

Revising: modifying images and organization

Editing: timing, images, and narration

Publishing: the final product

What is Storyboading?
Storyboards are visual representations that aid in the the creation process of digital storytelling. Storyboards layout images in sequential order to create the the flow of the production. They can also include technical aspects and explanations of design. Each project is unique and varies in its needs; specific requirements should be altered. The following is suggested content: a brief description, comments, audio, transition and an estimate of length.

 Below are links and PDF examples of storyboard templates:

Template Site 1

Template Site 2

Template Site 3 

Developing your Digital Story

·     Pre-writing: brainstorming, collecting images, researching, outlining, and storyboarding

·     Drafting: creating a script and developing form

·     Revising: modifying images and organization

·     Editing: timing, images, and narration

·     Publishing: the final product

 What is Storyboading?

Storyboards are visual representations that aid in the creation process of digital storytelling. Storyboards layout images in sequential order to create the  flow of the production. They can also include technical aspects and explanations of design. Each project is unique and varies in its needs; specific requirements should be altered. The following is suggested content: a brief description, comments, audio, transition and an estimate of length.

Click storyboard to view more ( From University of Houston)

This storyboard came from a project covering visual representations of themes. The objective was for students to further develop their understanding of thematic concepts while using technology to display the results. Each student chose a theme from the novel The Count of Monte Cristo and created a digital story. Students could find or create images to illustrate their topics. This project asks students to construct meaning and look past the mere definition. Each story should contain examples to support the central idea, or theme.

This storyboard demonstrates the content and organization of the digital story. It can also be an evaluative tool to monitor understanding in the classroom. This storyboard was constructed in Microsoft Word using inserted tables in a vertical format. It establishes a consistency with the design found in Photo Story.

Finished Product

Storyboard Templates and Tutorials

Adobe- Design Center Tutorial: Edit storyboard style

If you have Adobe Premiere Pro software you can use the project window to arrange clips in a storyboard format. This step will assist in inserting all the images into a digital story.

Link to a digital story template

This is a PDF file that displays a vertical blank storyboard. A great handout!

Creating a Storyboard in Word

This is a tutorial on how to create a storyboard using Word. Another suggestion is to use this format to catalog images and present images in an evaluative manners.

 

 

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