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Campus Media Pre-Orientation Projects

Campus Media Group Picture in the Radio stationIn years past for orientation we’ve had streams of first years coming through the media center before being whisked off to their next event, small groups pop in for couple hours with just enough time to make a quick iMovie mashup, and even a group sing along in one of our podcast rooms. This year we got to work with a group of enthusiastic first years over four days to create radio stories as part of the Pre-Orientation program.

Our program included an interview technique Q and A session with Tony Moore and Joseph O’Neill from Marketing and Communication, audio production session, a DJ booth practice run with WDCV technician Tyler Garrett, and quick study session of our favorites like This American Life, Planet Money, and RadioLab. The result was five great stories which then aired live on WDCV during orientation.

Check out the programs below and the full stories with pictures on WDCV.

Digital Storytelling Training Outline

Outline:

1. Examples

Twitter

Battle of Gettysburg

TwHistory

Facebook

Henio Zytomirski

Blog Style

Dracula
Alice & Kev

Image Based
Flickr- Tell a story in 5 Frames – Wish you were here
Comics
Voice Thread – Sad Family

Podcast-Audio Only
Storycorps
Writing Science News Class

Storymapping

Murmur Toronto

Ken Burns Style

Stories for Change – Arthritis

Creative Writing Style – obsession

Full Video

Dickinson Chem-The origins of Fluorine

 

2.Outline a Story Idea

a. Try a Story Idea Prompt

1.Where is a place in the world you’d like to visit?

a. What is the most adventurous thing you have done?
b. Who was an influential authority in your subject discipline?

2. Or describe a collection of things

a. Five attributes of a great writer
b. Top technology gadgets of the future
c. Most important discoveries in your field

b. Or Start with a Visual

3. Find Some Media

a. Understand copyright & Creative Commons Licensing

                    Creative Commons Search

b. Images

Flickr – Museum List – Most no Copyright

FlickrCC search

c. Audio

1. CCmixter – Music

2. Freesound – sound effects

d. Video

1. Entertainment Magazine’s Free Movies

2. Public Domain movies

3. Open Video Project

4. Internet Archive

4. Pick a Tool to Build Your Story

              A. 50 online tools

B. IMovie

C. Audacity

5. Additional Examples/Resources

            a. 50 Dominoe stories

            b. Story Ideas

            c.

 

 

Digital Storytelling

Description

“Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. The topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one’s own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between.”

University of Houston

“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn.
Tell me a truth and I’ll believe.
But tell me a story & it will live in my heart forever.”
-Indian Proverb

“Digital Storytelling is the modern
expression of the ancient art of storytelling.
Digital stories derive their power
by weaving images, music, narrative
& voice together, thereby giving deep dimension
and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences,
and insights.”

– Leslie Rule, Center for Digital Storytelling

Audience

Faculty and Students

Type

Instructor Led – Overview or Hands on

Time

1 hour

Outcomes

  • Understand various styles/technologies available to create DS
  • Use a story prompt to start writing script
  • Know places to collect resources available through a Creative Commons License

Want to learn more?  Take a sneak peek at our training outline.

 

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Symmetry

Inspired by RadioLab‘s podcast Desperately Seeking Symmetry Everynone created this visually beautiful video called Symmetry

Symmetry from Everynone on Vimeo.

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Video Projects

Instructional & Media Services supports a wide range of video projects in classes from many different disciplines.  These projects don’t have to be big and involved to be effective and we work with each Professor to help find what the best level of technology is for their course and project idea.  As with most projects, it is best to plan out a time line with smaller assignments due over time to ensure students are on the right track.  This usually involves writing a short script or storyboard and also gathering some source material to submit prior to editing the final piece.  Most people think of video projects as always using a camera but many projects use only still images that are panned & zoomed across to give the allusion of movement (ala Ken Burns). A narration is then added over the images to create the final video. IMS will set up a time to come into the class to train the students on the technologies needed.  This may only be IMovie for a project that is using images instead of actual video.  Otherwise, we may train on how to use & checkout our video equipment and how to use the higher level video editing program Final Cut Express.  The Media Center is a the physical resource where the students will be able to work to complete their project while getting support from IMS staff.

Training Session Information

Audience: Faculty & Students Type: Instructor Led-Hands on Time 1 – 1 1/2 hours  in-class time

Outcomes/Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, you will:

  1. Know how to use the software programs IMovie to record & edit video
  2. Have observed a variety of course related video examples.
  3. Know best practices to use when writing script.
  4. Be provided online resources to help you get started finding creative commons audio, video or image files.

Want to know more?  Contact  mediacenter at dickinson.edu to set up a consultation.  You can also get a sneak peek of what we cover in our training by looking over our Training Outline.

Examples

Independent Study

Beautifully Fragile

Composting on Dickinson’s Campus

Threads for Thought

Professor Michael Fratantuono

Global Economy Course

Students were asked to create mini lectures about assigned topics.  These videos serve as a supplement to the course as Professor Fratantuono can show these in place of some traditional lectures and promote additional discussion the topics. http://youtu.be/Art6Kw2xN6U

Professor Jim Hoefler-Policy Studies

Policy & Management Senior Seminar students compose DVDs for non-profit organizations in the local community. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNQIcK5OGzQ

Professor Sherri Lullo-Asian Art History

Students were each assigned a piece of Asian Art held by the college’s Trout Gallery and used the Ken Burns effect to display images of the piece while telling the story of it’s history. Full list of videos can be seen here http://blogs.dickinson.edu/introartsofasia/files/2010/11/box.mov

Professor Ed Webb-Political Science

Students in his First Year Seminar course “Science Friction~Dystopian Visions”, were able to make a media project to post to the blogs they were maintaining during the semester.  This was a great piece that Ellen Kaveevittayakun created. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGTgFY_7K8 She also does a great job of creating a credits page. This is a perfect example of fair use mashup for education.

Chemistry

http://youtu.be/tTCLOe_2GXE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=745DTlmvw5U

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