Friday, May 18, 2012

Getting started with video-editing software, Day #8--Digital Storytelling in a nutshell

Once you decide upon which software best suits your needs, it is important to familiarize yourself with the particular software/tool. After you are familiar with the inner workings of the program, you can begin to lay out your materials. Stay tuned for the next post where I will present several examples of quality digital stories and how to best combine all elements--images, voice, music, text, transitions, etc.

Below are a few tutorials that provide useful insight into the inner workings of each software:


  1. Movie Maker (not the Vista and Windows 7 versions) tutorial from Atomic Learning: http://www.atomiclearning.com/moviemaker2; tutorial from the University of Texas (Hook 'em!): http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/technology/tutorials/graphics/moviemaker2/
  2. Animoto tutorial from Animoto itself:  http://help.animoto.com/entries/20461613-the-new-animoto-video-creation-process-a-video-tutorial-guide
  3. Photostory tutorial from David Jakes:  http://www.jakesonline.org/photostory.htm and a handout from David Jakes:  http://www.jakesonline.org/photostory3.pdf
  4. iMovie tutorial from the University of Texas School of Information:  http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/technology/tutorials/graphics/imovie/1create.html and tutorials from Apple:  http://www.apple.com/findouthow/movies/
  5. Premiere tutorial from the Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley:  http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/premiere/

All of the above tutorials are detailed and provide a helpful overview of the top five digital storytelling software programs. Stay tuned for the best in digital storytelling examples. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

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