Technology of Digital Storytelling
Digital story telling helps students master the use of different multimedia tools to succinctly share a part of their world and open up dialogue with an international online community. At the same time, students develop their skills in visual, audio and written communications. This article covers the creative process and the technology used to create “The Road to San Vicente.” Using video interviews, pictures, and research data gathered while in the village of San Vicente de Nicoya de Guanacaste Costa Rica, the author goes through the process of flowcharting, storyboarding, scripting, video editing, creating voice-overs, animating, and publishing a digital story. Digital story telling gives voice to many groups who are not commonly heard. Additionally, digital stories entertains and educates the viewer about diverse subgroups within cultures. In the process, the multimedia student learns how to work with multiple technologies and develop their visual literacy along with creative writing and production skills.
Keywords: Digital Story Telling, Multimedia, Visual Literacy, Adobe Creative Suite
Dr. Linda Wright Smith
Professor, Depatment of Multimedia Design, Cameron University