Please post your youtube links to your final assignment by Monday June 16th 10am so I can ensure they are all working for our week 15 presentations.
Post them to the Final Digital Stories page on the menu at the top ( here https://2014digitalmediaedmt6008.wordpress.com/final-digital-stories-from-2013-class/
- Bring a USB stick and headphones to every tutorial Because we have 20 people per lab, viewing videos gets noisy. Bring headphones to you have listen and not be disturbed. Sometimes we will save activities to a USB as well.
- Go to WordPress.com Here you should create an account. We will be making a blog in our first tutorial, but you need to have an account all set to make the process easier. Sign up and remember your username and password. Bring these to every tutorial so you can access your blog.
- Go to youtube.com In future tutorials you will be uploading the digital story you make to your youtube account. Register for a youtube account and remember your username and password. Have all your usernames and passwords written / stored somewhere you can access for each tutorial.
- Readings – do the two readings for the first tutorial next week, as you will need them to begin your first blog posts.
- We will be using mac computers. If you’d like to see an introduction to using a mac computer, look at this video to give a short overview.
Main assignment for Digital Media: Presented in Week 15 in class via this blog
You are to plan, and create a 2 minute digital story that can be a resource for either English or HSIE teaching in the primary classroom. English can utilize a recount or narrative to tell a true or imaginative story while HSIE allows you to explore a family story, a national or global event, a story around migration or simple family memories that explore changes in everyday life. The digital story can be created in imovie or in similar PC software. It will need to be uploaded to your own Youtube account and linked to the class blog on the class digital stories page.
1. View a selection of digital stories to get a feel for them
ACMI Teachers Digital Stories- http://www.acmi.net.au/learn_teacher_digital_stories.htm
Centre for Digital Storytelling – http://www.youtube.com/user/CenterOfTheStory/
Damon – a digital story by Benjamin Thevenin – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epcXU1GE_gk
Rites of Passage – a digital story by Nikiko Masumoto
Home Movies – a digital story by Dana Atchley
ONE in 8 million – B&W photograph digital stories
2. Decide on your story.
- Establish the purpose of the story, writing a draft outline or storyboard to help you plan. Use appropriate content for your intended audience.
- Select images and / or video footage and music that will help tell your story. Note that since you will be publishing this on Youtube (albeit on a private link), you cannot use images, video or music that is subject to copyright. Make sure anyone in your images is happy with you sharing the image online. Don’t use images from your school, professional experience etc.
- Edit your story into a logical sequence, using appropriate transitions and timing
- Add or edit the narrative voice over or audio tracks
- Add a musical soundtrack / or sound effects
- Acknowledge sources where appropriate in credits page. (music, images, people, text or any other source which was used)
3. Complete your digital story, save as Youtube appropriate format ( .mov .mp4 .avi .wmv ) and upload to your Youtube account. Set as private if so desired.
4. Post the link to the class blog so that we can share on the final presentation session.
Marking Criteria for the digital story:
Criteria for peer review in final class
|Submission Creates digital movie, uploads to youtube, puts link on class blog for access.||Technical aspects:Appropriate credits and copyright noted.||Meets Requirements||Does not meet requirements|
|CATEGORY||Exceeds expectations||Above expectations||Meets expectations||Below expectations|
|Purpose of Story||Establishes a purpose early on and maintains a clear focus throughout.||Establishes a purpose early on and maintains focus for most of the presentation.||There are a few lapses in focus, but the purpose is fairly clear.||It is difficult to figure out the purpose of the presentation.|
|Choice of Content||Contents create a distinct atmosphere or tone that matches different parts of the story. The images may communicate symbolism and/or metaphors.||Contents create an atmosphere or tone that matches some parts of the story. The images may communicate symbolism and/or metaphors.||An attempt was made to use contents to create an atmosphere/tone but it needed more work. Image choice is logical.||Little or no attempt to use contents to create an appropriate atmosphere/tone.|
|Pacing of Narrative voice over or audio track||The pace (rhythm and voice punctuation) fits the story line and helps the audience really “get into” the story.||Occasionally speaks too fast or too slowly for the story line. The pacing (rhythm and voice punctuation) is relatively engaging for the audience.||Tries to use pacing (rhythm and voice punctuation), but it is often noticeable that the pacing does not fit the story line. Audience is not consistently engaged.||No attempt to match the pace of the storytelling to the story line or the audience.|
|Meaningful Audio Soundtrack||Music / audio stirs a rich emotional response that matches the story line well. Images coordinated with the music.||Music/ audio stirs a rich emotional response that somewhat matches the story line. Images mostly coordinated with the music.||Music/ audio is ok, and not distracting, but it does not add much to the story. Not coordinated with images.||Music/ audio is distracting, inappropriate, OR was not used.|
|Quality of Images||Images create a distinct atmosphere or tone that matches different parts of the story. The images may communicate symbolism and/or metaphors.||Images create an atmosphere or tone that matches some parts of the story. The images may communicate symbolism and/or metaphors.||An attempt was made to use images to create an atmosphere/tone but it needed more work. Image choice is logical.||Little or no attempt to use images to create an appropriate atmosphere/tone.|
|7. Appropriate editing choices||The effects, transition and titles are used very effectively and coordinate with the images and audio||Quite effective use of transitions, titles, mostly coordinating with the images and audio||Some editing effects are distracting or have not been utilized at all.||Distracting editing, not well coordinated with the story or audio.|