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(Why Digital Quill?)
Advanced thinking does NOT mean more Technology
Advanced thinking in D.S.T
Choosing a soundtrack
Creating action with powerful verbs
D.S.T. in the Classroom
Developing Story Topics
Digital Storytelling, NOT Digital Spectacle
Down and Dirty
DST with the iPad
Examples of DST
Jon's Speaking engagements
Ken Burns and The Civil War
Leah Shaw's audio documentary
Learning with Wikis
NEW! Handouts from Jon's Presentations at Tech Forum in New York, October 26, 2007
Omitting the background
Other Helpful Handouts
Photostory 3 Assistance
Production and presentation
Recording Voice over
Show, don't tell
Software and Peripherals
Staff Development for D.S.T.
Supplementing Images from the Web
Teaching The Seven Elements
What do kids think?
Writing the Story
Digital editing: “more power?…not necessarily”
There is a balancing act when selecting video editing software. On one hand, students need the freedom to utilize a variety of effects; however, they also can’t spend an entire quarter learning software. Adobe Premier is one of the benchmarks of professional editing software. The price tag and complexity make it a poor choice for students. On the other end, Windows XP comes loaded with Moviemaker. It’s free and easy, but only allows for one audio track (bye bye soundtrack). Two of the better mid-priced programs are iMovie for Mac users, and Pinnacle Studio 9 for PC. Both offer a good combination of flexibility and ease of use.
My favorite is PhotoStory 3™. While it is not as robust as Pinnacle Studio, it does have several advantages:
It is a
It accepts a wide variety of image formats
Students can get up and running in about five minutes
Contains pan, zoom, and transition capabilities
Utilizes some special effects and "image doctoring" tools.
Includes two audio tracks
Contains"canned" music for soundtrack as welll as capabilities for downloading CD or MP3 music
It is relatively "bug free"
Contains a built-in "Storyboard" and teleprompter for recording V.O.
However, there are a few limitations:
limited soundtrack volume manipulation
Limited audio synchronization with images
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