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Digital Storytelling: Video Creation

This guide providesinformational tips and resources that will help one get started with digital storytelling
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Video Creation

Microsoft Photo Story 3

One of the most widely used software programs used to create digital stories on PCs; especially good for beginners. Photo Story 3 is a free, easy-to-use program from Microsoft that lets you create slideshows using your own digital photos and images you download from the web or scan from old photographs, documents, books, magazines or newspapers. You can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures, add special effects, music, and your own narration to your photo stories. Photo Story 3 does have some limitations: it is only available for Windows XP and Vista, the stories created with the program can only be played back with Windows Media Player on PCs running Windows and not on Macs, and it only supports the used of still images, not full-motion video clips (Windows users only)


 iMovie is Apple's answer to Photo Story and is a good choice for for Mac users who want to create digital stories. This digital movie creation and editing program has most of the same features as Photo Story, however, it also supports the use of full-motion video clips. Like Photos Story 3, iMovie lets users add titles, effects, and transitions to their digital story projects. And like Photo Story, iMovie has some limitiations too, including: it generally just supports video clips in the .MOV format, and it is not free, although it often comes installed on new Macintosh computers. Mac Users only





Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is a video editing software application that has been included as part of the Windows operating system since 2000. This program has suffered poor reviews by users for many years because it lacked sophisticated features, but more recently, the program's capabilities and reputation have improved and many educators use it because it is readily available and generally supported by school technology services. A new version of Movie Maker is bundled with most versions of Windows Vista. One limitation of Movie Maker is that it only outputs files in the AVI and WMV formats. (Windows users only)

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