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Digital Storytelling: Creating digital stories

This guide provides the information and resources to create your own digital stories.

Creating digital stories

PDF contents

1. Introduction to Digital Storytelling

1.1 What is Digital Storytelling?

1.2 How to use this guide

1.3 Examples of Digital Storytelling

1.4 A brief History

2. Production process
Includes working with Story Board, MovieMaker, iMovie, & Audacity.

2.1 Production process checklist

2.2 Writing a script

2.3 Organising your files

2.4 Audio - recording, editing audio

2.5 Images - taking, preparing

2.6 Storyboard

2.7 Copyright and credits

2.8 Video editing

2.9 Sharing your story

3. Equipment

4. Software

5. Resources

Get organised

A suggested way to organise your files might be to create the following folders on your USB/computer:

  • Audio
    • unedited audio
    • final audio
  • Credits
  • Images
  • Project DST
    • title
    • video exports
  • Script
  • Storyboard
  • Video

Add credit to your digital story

For each multimedia item you use in your digital story you need to credit its use at the end of your digital story.

The links below give more information and include a sample template of a credits page. In the template you will need to replace the images and references to suit your own digital story.

Submission requirements

You may need to present your Digital story in a particular file type or media format (e.g. on a USB drive, CD or online).

Check your Subject Outline or Moodle for submission requirements.

Tools for creating digital stories

Check submission details before selecting a tool

Alternative digital storytelling guides

Useful books

Frequently Asked Questions

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