Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling

SU | English 301 | Spring 2016 | Tuesday / Thursday 12.30-1.45


Dr. Trisha Campbell

Office: Holloway Hall-362
Office Hours: Tu/Th 10:00am-Noon
or by appointment



Course Description

"Story is about eternal, universal forms."
--Robert Mckee

"Story makes sense out of a confusing universe by showing us how one action leads to another. It teaches us how to live. It helps us discover the universals that bind us to everything around us."
--Jack Hart

"WHEN WE LISTEN DEEPLY, AND TELL STORIES, WE BUILD A JUST AND HEALTHY WORLD." "The business of a writer, in the end, is human character, human story."
--Richard Preston

Stories are all we have. And we each have many. Stories remind us of our shared humanity. They can strengthen and build the connections between people and teach the value of listening. Stories are fundamental and necessary. At the same time, the advent of the digital gives us a new ability to tell and capture stories. We now have the power to each become [digital] storytellers ourselves. This means we can actively and critically work to create an invaluable archive and human record made of our own stories, but also the stories of others, the stories that often get left out of history and memory, the stories forgotten, the stories untold. In fact, in this class, these are the stories we are after: the stories that need to be heard, but have yet to be captured.
In this course we will explore the contemporary craft of digital storytelling, considering how this enduring practice has evolved and changed with the affordances of digital media. Throughout the semester, we will take up both the theory and practice of digital storytelling through reading, listening, watching, discussing, and producing. Using text, audio, visual, and video in concert with thorough research and narrative composition, this course will introduce students to and provide repeated practice in using digital media for composing compelling digital stories. In the process, we will consider the questions: What are stories for? Whose stories get told and whose don't? What kinds of cultural work can they do? Do we need multiple stories? Multiple accounts of the same story? Whose responsibility is it to tell and capture stories? And how do different media shape these stories? Students will learn strategies for approaching all stages of the storytelling process, from generating ideas to drafting, polishing, and revision, while gaining introductory digital production literacies in image, audio- and video editing platforms.

In this course, you will produce four large digital projects--10 ways to tell a story, Story through Photo, Story through Audio, and Story through Video--along with daily readings, active discussion, reading responses and analytical responses, DIY blog posts, and one final audio (written for the ear) reflection on your digital storytelling experience.

This is course is a lot of work and it is not for the faint of heart. It requires a lot of attention and participation. Please know at the outset: I reserve "A" grades for the students who are doing exceptional, daring work. This is the student that tries new things, isn't afraid of risks, and shows up everyday having thoroughly "read" the material ready to actively participate in thoughful, quality discussion.

Note: While no prior experience with digital media is needed, a willingness to learn is required. Toward these ends, the course will be organized as a project-based workshop and will require substantial work on the students’ parts to research and develop material to be used for composing the digital stories. In addition to readings and discussions, several of our class meetings will be opportunities for hands-on practice with digital composing tools that will involve your classmates and the professor. Please be advised that such work requires regular attendance, diligent preparation, and active participation.


  1. To gain an introductory and creative fluency in the production of digital media objects through a range of technical platforms in order to begin thinking, doing, and making stories in new ways.

  2. To understand the expressive and rhetorical affordances of diverse compositional modes -- from the visual, to the sonic, to the interactive -- and to enact them with purpose and imagination to produce the effects/affects you desire.

  3. To cultivate a do-it-yourself ethic of collaborative learning in which you teach yourselves -- together -- what you want and need to know in order to move forward with your work in the world, beyond this classroom and in the context of rapid technological change.


This course requires you to:

  • Attend class regularly and arrive on time and ready to work (see attendance policy)
  • Complete all reading/listening/viewing assignments in preparation for every class
  • Complete all course projects, drafts, and process work as assigned and on time
  • Contribute actively and constructively to class discussions and workshops
  • Meet with your professor at midterm and as needed to discuss your progress
  • Orally present your projects to the class and participate in peer review

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Required Texts

  1. Digital Storytelling by Joe Lambert | You can rent this on Amazon. Take very good notes!
  2. 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style by Matt Madden
  3. Out On the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio by Jessica Abel
  4. StoryCraft by Jack Hart

Additional reading, listening, and viewing materials will be listed on the course schedule and can be found on Myclasses. Please BRING all readings to class for discussion. This means, please bring the book, printed pdf, or your notes from listening or viewing materials. If you are not materially prepared for class discussion, I will mark you absent.


Please bring the following with you to every class:

  1. A set of headphones or earbuds to work with on the lab computers during class.
  2. A USB flash drive (32G+) or portable external hard drive (recommended) for working on the lab computers, backing up files, etc.
  3. I have a limited amount of microphones and video cameras for our class.
  4. You will need access to a basic microphone and video camera for digital recording. Best Buy sells a very inexpensive clip-on mic that works well, and many iPod earbuds can also be used as microphones. You may use cell phones or the built-in microphone available on most computers, but they will produce poor sound and video quality and are not recommended. Whatever you choose, make sure it is compatible with your recording device. The Integrated Media Center on campus has video and audio equipment for you to checkout. For quality production, I strongly urge you to do so.


We will be using Photoshop, Adobe Audition, and Premiere Pro. This software is installed on the computers in our classroom, the Mac Labs in TETC. If you would like to work on projects on your own computer outside of class, you may install free 30-day trial versions of the Adobe programs or purchase a monthly student subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, which is $19.99/month.

Web Accounts

In order to submit work, post to your blog, and circulate your projects online, you will need to sign up for the following free accounts: WordPress (through your SU student account), SoundCloud, and Vimeo.

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Regular attendance in this class is essential. This policy is not all about you. Because this is a discussion- and workshop-based class, your peers’ experience is directly affected by whether or not you show up on time, prepared, and ready to work. You are allowed a maximum of four absences during the semester. Any student with more than four absences (the equivalent of two weeks) should not expect to pass the course.

Please note that I take attendance at the beginning of each class session. If you develop a chronic pattern of lateness, I reserve the right to convert tardies to absences.


Your grade for this course will be determined based on your progress toward course goals, as well as your active participation in the class.

Your grade will be distributed as follows (see Projects & Requirements for details):

15%     Participation, including workshops and presentations
15%     Reading Responses, Analytical Blog Posts, & DIY posts
70%     Digital Storytelling Projects + Final Portfolio (comic, image, audio, video, + digital reflection) throughout the semester

In lieu of individual grades for each project, I will provide you with detailed feedback intended to help you improve the quality and complexity of your work moving forward, building toward your Final Digital Portfolio at the end of the course. Other assignments will not receive individual responses, but we will work with them frequently in class discussions and workshops. Your blog posts, for instance, will be regularly referenced for class discussion.

At midterm, I will schedule a one-on-one conference with each student to discuss your work in the course to-date. You will be provided with a preliminary grade to help you gauge your progress moving forward. Your final grade will be determined in response to your final digital storytelling portfolio of all of the projects you have produced for the course, which you will house on your WordPress website, along with a series of written reflections framing your practice in relation to course texts and topics.

Your final grade will be based on the following scale:

A     All projects EXCEED expectations; they are thoughtfully
       conceived and carefully edited; they take daring and creative risks that work.

B     All projects meet or exceed expectations;
       conceived and carefully edited; they take risks that work.

C     All projects meet basic expectations; some work
       may not take risks or may require more careful execution.

D    Expectations not met; work is incomplete or careless

F    Failure to complete the minimum requirements of the class

This grading system is designed to encourage experimentation and growth, not anxiety. Please feel free to visit me during my office hours or to make an appointment to discuss your progress in the class at any point during the semester.

Assignment Completion

Each of the assignments in this course is designed to build on the last in a sequential progression. For this reason, it is essential that you keep up with the day-to-day work of the class so you don’t fall behind or miss important steps along the way.

To qualify for an A or B in the course, you must have successfully completed 80% or more of all homework, including both major projects and smaller daily assignments. Students who complete 60-80% of the total work will be eligible for grades no higher than a C+. Students who do not successfully complete 60% of the course assignments will not pass the course, regardless of their grades.

It is your responsibility to keep track of your assignment completion. Please see me if you have concerns or want to check in on your standing.

Assignment Submission

Assignments are due by the start of class on the date due unless otherwise noted. All formal (this includes the blog posts) writing should be typed and proofread. Word docs should be double-spaced with one-inch margins. The format for submitting assignments is noted on the course schedule.

Assignments due via Myclasses must include your last name and the assignment title in the file name.

Late Work

I will accept two late assignments. No further late work will be accepted, except in the case of a documented emergency. No assignment will be accepted more than one week after the due date—except in the case of documented emergencies, where I can make exceptions. I do not give written feedback on late assignments, but you are welcome to come and see me during my office hours or by appointment to ask questions and discuss your work.

It is your responsibility to keep regular back-ups of all work on your drive. “The computer ate my files” is not an acceptable excuse for late or incomplete work.

Absence from class does not excuse you from submitting your work on time. It is your responsibility to arrange for the day’s assignments to be submitted on time, to get any assignments or class notes from a peer, and to check the online course schedule for changes.


I am happy to meet with you to discuss your work throughout the semester, either during my scheduled office hours or by appointment. Email is generally the best way to get in touch with me.

I will post changes to the schedule on the course website and send updates via email. Emails will be sent to your SU account. If you don’t check your SU email regularly, you should set up forwarding to whatever email account you actually use.

Technology Policy

This class is dedicated to thinking critically, creatively, and productively about technology. This is not a heralding of a consumer relationship to technology, but a critical and intellectual relationship with our technology. Therefore, I ask that on our designated "discussion" days (or if I indicate we are having a discussion), you don't even touch the computer--no logging in, no plying its tempting keyboard, etc. If I do see you on the computer (or your iphone or ipad) without express indication, I will mark you absent for the day. I won't say anything, I will just simply mark you absent. In some cases, I may even ask you to leave class. It is imperative for you to be fully present in each moment of our course. If you're finding this difficult, you might think about why technology is so tempting and see if you can give it up for a week! There will be much designated time for you to engage the machine--not to worry. No phones or other itechnology either unless I specify otherwise. Please be respectful.

Academic Honesty

Plagiarism is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. If you plagiarize, you will fail this course, and a report will be made to the Chair of the English Department. More serious academic sanctions such as suspension may also result.

Disability Accommodations

If you have a disability that may affect your performance in this class, you may obtain adaptation recommendations from Student Disability Support Services

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I take participation very seriously. YOU make this class what it is; you are integral to our discussions, ideas, and progress. That said, there are many ways to participate in class. The most obvious one is to contribute substantially to discussion every day, and I do expect that for most people in class, this will be the case. I expect you to speak at least once each class and to respectfully listen to me and your classmates during discussions. Your phones will be off. It might help you to think of this as a casual business meeting where you’re hoping to network with colleagues and impress your boss. I reserve the right to mark you absent if you don’t follow these guidelines. Participating in class also means speaking up in small group discussions and workshops, listening and taking notes attentively, and so on. If you are a quiet student and would like to talk to me about strategies for speaking up in class, please do so! I’m happy to help however I can. Simply being present in class does not guarantee a strong participation grade (in fact, attending and occasionally contributing to discussion is equivalent to a C participation grade), but attentively contributing to our class in the ways I mentioned above, both in-person and online, does. Similarly, being inattentive or disruptive (doing other work or texting in class) or tardy will hurt your participation grade. If I see you doing other work or using your cell phone in class, I will make a note of this and your participation for that day will be marked down and you may be marked absent. I will not call you out on this in class—it is your responsibility to pay attention to the work we are doing together.

Blog Posts: Reading Responses, Analytical Responses, & DIY responses (300+ words)

Throughout the semester, you’ll be asked to write three kinds of blog posts: Reading Responses, Analytical Responses, and DIY tutorial responses.
Reading Responses will be opportunities to critically, creatively, and provocatively engage course readings and case studies as well as provide the starting point for much our class discussion. Your reading responses will be used and referenced often during class discussion.
Analytical responses ask you to analyze an object under study using the terms and concepts we have read and learned in the class. These will also be used in class for discussion.
DIY Blog Posts(no prompts provided) should provide practical instruction on a particular skill or technique that is not covered by the in-class studio instruction or assigned tutorials but that might be useful for other students in the course. DIY posts should include relevant images (screenshots, etc.) and links to additional web resources or tutorials, as needed.
Blog posts should include an original title, relevant tags, and embedded images/media/links, as needed. Blog posts are due by 9am the day of class.

You are responsible for completing 10 of 13 assigned blog posts throughout the semester. The 13th blog post is required. In other words, you may choose three posts to skip over. Please note that you are still responsible for completing the assigned reading/listening/viewing for that class period.

Digital Projects

10 Ways to Tell a Story: Group Project

In groups of 3 or 4, this project invites you to create your own mini-series of 10 different ways to tell the same story. Using our course text, 99 Ways to Tell a Story, you will decide on a story to tell, then re-tell it 9 more times. The idea is that you use the genre of comic along with text and drawing to tell the same story--recounting the same events--in different ways. You may consider varying points of view, different styles of drawing, homages and parodies, as well as interpretations that may challenge your idea of what exactly narrative is. Good drawing is not necessary. One of your re-tellings may be a computer generated comic, but no more than one. This assignment asks you to think about story critically, to queston the effects the ways of telling have on what is being told. I would like you to consider relationships between form and content, style and substance, but only insofar as they allow you to question these dichotomies in order to posit new models. Once finished, you will each post your stories on your wordpress sites (take a photo or scan) and write a brief (300-word) reflection on your experience and how it relates to story more broadly. Please refer to and quote the readings where it is helpful and relevant to your reflection and exploration.


This project invites you to compose an original photo story—consisting of between 7 and 12 photographs—which explores a story of your choice as you consider our course readngs on storytelling. The photographs may be of any style or subject (landscape, portrait, etc), as long as (1) they are shot and edited by you for the purposes of this assignment and (2) they cohere into a unified documentary narrative demonstrating attention to the principles of visual composition and sequencing we have discussed in class. You may even tell your own story or a story of your families by taking some new photos and using some old photos. Before taking your photographs, you will compose a 250-word proposal for your project, laying out: the subject you will address, the story you aim to tell about that subject, the significance of this story, and the types of shots you hope to capture. In addition to your photographs, your project should include a written component (250 to 350 words), which demonstrates your attention to word-image relationships. Your writing may take the form of detailed captions (as in “Remembering Hardware”), a discrete introduction (as in “The Ruins of Detroit”), or a combination of the two. You may even—if it suits your rhetorical and aesthetic aims—choose incorporate words into the images themselves. Whatever strategy you employ, keep in mind that the text should be used to enhance your narrative, not to carry it. In other words, your photographs should stand alone as a meaningful visual account of a theme or event. Finally, you will compose a 500-word reflection on your composition process, including (1) a discussion of your rhetorical and aesthetic aims in shooting, selecting, and sequencing your images and (2) an in-depth analysis of a single image (choose your favorite one!) as it demonstrates your attention to principles of photographic composition. Once your photos are edited and you've written your text and introduction, you will translate your material into the Creativist interface. This will be how your story in photo gets rendered, once it's ready. After you have fully formatted your story in Creativist, you will "publish to web" and make a link or embed it on your wordpress website.


For this project, you will propose, script, record, and edit a 4- to 6-minute audio documentary story exploring a “phenomenon” that intrigues you—it can be as ordinary or extraordinary as you like. Your documentary should weave together a range of sonic elements (oral interviews, voiceover commentary, field recordings, music, etc.) that you have produced and collected to tell an original nonfiction narrative. I encourage you to use one of the models (This American Life, Serial, Radiolab, Love + Radio, Invisibilia, others?) we discuss in class as your own model. Before beginning your project, you will compose a 250-word proposal for your audio documentary, providing a rationale for: the questions your project will raise, the individual(s) your project will involve, the methods you will employ, the audience you will target, and the significance of the phenomenon you will take up. After collecting your recordings, you will produce a detailed outline of your project, laying out the sequence, arrangement, and transitions of your narrative. For all sections that will feature your own authorial voice (i.e. setting the scene, providing commentary, etc.), write out a verbatim script for your oral performance, with attention to principles of “writing for the ear.” Finally, you will compose a 500-word reflection on your audio composition process, discussing (1) your rhetorical and aesthetic aims in selecting, layering, and arranging your audio content and (2) how your project responds to and expands upon the approaches to audio documentary and digital storytelling that we discussed in class. Upload audio files as mp3s to SoundCloud and embed them in your wordpress website.


This project asks you to plan, storyboard, shoot, and edit a short (3- to 5-minute) digital video in which you compose a portrait of an individual(s) of your choice. Drawing upon the models of video portraits we have discussed in class, your project should revolve around a central theme relevant to the person’s life and the rhetorical and aesthetic decisions you make should reflect that theme. Before beginning your project, you will compose a 250-word proposal for your video portrait. Your proposal should provide a rationale for: the individual(s) you will involve, the questions your project will raise, the methods you will employ, the audience you will target, and the significance of the theme you will take up. Also in the planning stages, you will produce a detailed storyboard for your video, laying out sketches of at least 12 scenes with written annotations for set direction, camera movement, resources needed, etc. While the bulk of the materials you use should be shot by you for the purposes of this assignment, you may, if you choose, source and use additional audio (music, etc.) and archival materials (photographs, etc), provided that you do so in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine. Upload videos to your Vimeo account and embed them in your website.


Your final project for the course is to write (for the ear) a thoughtful reflection of your experience and thoughts in regards to digital storytelling and our course. This might take the shape of a story itself--your story on your experience in the course, your life story so far, etc. Once written, you will then record and edit that refection into an audio piece. You may add music or any special effects your desire. Since sound is such an important mode in digital storytelling, and we will spend the bulk of our time on sound in this course, I will ask you to use sound to its full capacity in this final reflection (visual language, show vs. tell, poetic sounds, rhythm, pace, layering, sound effects, etc.). It can be as long as it needs to be. This is your chance to take risks, be unusual, poetic, and daring.

Digital Portfolio

Your Digital Portfolio will be hosted on your WordPress website, where you will post all of your course projects throughout the semester.

Your MIDTERM PORTFOLIO should include the following:

  1. Your 10 Ways to Tell a Story group project + written reflection
  2. Your own 1 way to tell a story
  3. Story in Photo + Reflection
  4. Pigeon body + partner's head
  5. Any other in class digital practice

Your FINAL PORTFOLIO should include all of the above plus:

  1. Story in Audio + Reflection
  2. Story in Video + Reflection
  3. Any Revisions I or your classmates have requested along the way, which draws on new ideas that arise from your experimentation with audiovisual forms.
  4. In class audio editing practice
  5. in class video editing practice

  6. A Final Digital Storytelling Audio Reflection discussing your own story and experience of the course and digital storytelling.

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STUDENT BLOGS | section 001

Emily Q. | Jameson | Chris | Caylie | Anea | Jhanae | Kristen | Marcel | Najea | Renard | xx | xx

STUDENT BLOGS | section 002

Kait | Shabri | Emily H. | Josie | Kathryn | Jessica | Maddy | Jonathan | Emily C. | Lauren | Neadria |kevin


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WEEK 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | FINALS

All dates and assignments are tentative and subject to change with advance notice.



T Jan 26 | No class--blame the snow!

Th Jan 28 | Course Introduction

In Class:

Due: Create a WordPress blog through your SU account. Follow each other.

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T Feb 2 | Why we tell stories | Start observing the world as a Storyteller

  • Joan Didion's "The White Album"
  • The Forward, Introduction & Ch. 1 in Digital Storytelling by Joe Lambert [rent on Amazon]
  • Joan Didion On Keeping a Notebook
  • Ch. 2 from Digital Storytelling by Joe Lambert

Due: Blog Post #1 & #2

Th Feb 4 | The Fundamentals of Story

  • From Storycraft by Jack Hart "Introduction," Ch. 1, and Ch. 11 [on myclasses]

Due: Blog Post #3 | See prompt

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T Feb 9 | Fundamentals of Story

  • From Storycraft by Jack Hart Ch. 2, Ch. 3 and Ch. 5

Due: Blog Post #4

Th Feb 11 | Begin: 10 ways to tell a story group assignment

  • From 99 Ways to Tell a Story by Matt Madden pp 1-82, including the introduction and the template
  • Discuss: 10 ways to tell a story | Assign groups

Due: Mimicry or imitaton of 1 of the ways to tell a story. Use your own story and don't worry about your art skills. Have fun!

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T Feb 16 | 10 Ways to tell a story cont.

  • From 99 Ways to Tell a Story by Matt Madden pp 83-end

Due: FROM GROUP, a chosen story and 3 different ways to tell that story. Bring to class for discussion and workshop

10 ways to tell a story group assignment DUE in class on Tuesday, Feb 23rd

Th Feb 18 | Word-Image relationships

  • "Show and Tell" from Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud (Pdf on myclasses)

In Class: Time to work on 10 ways to tell a story

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T Feb 23 | Begin Story in Photo Project

  • Blog Post #4 : Photo Story Analysis
  • Bring in (printed or copied) image (very old or more recent) from your past and 500+ words of freewriting on memories that image evokes and the stry surrounding the image as well as the story the image is trying to tell

Th Feb 25 | Story in Photo cont.

  • Story in Photo - Proposal (uploaded to myclasses + 2 hard copies to class for workshop)
  • Blog Post #5: Reading Response

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T March 1 | Story in Photo cont. | Studio Photoshop I

  • Photo Story – Shoot at least 15 possible photos – post on class Flickr group + bring on USB drive
  • Sign up for a free Creativist account to host your rough and final photo stories

Th March 3 | Story in Photo cont. | Studio Photoshop II

  • From On Photography by Susan Sontag pp 119-141 [on myclasses]
  • Blog Post #6: DIY Photo Editing
  • Bring in 10-15 of your photos for your Story in Photo project. Print them so we can play with them (materially) in class

DUE BY FRIDAY to your wordpress site: Pigeon body + partner's head

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T March 8 | Story in Photo cont. | Rough Draft WORKSHOP!

  • From Digital Storytelling by Joe Lambert: Ch. 6, "The Story Circle:Facilitating the Digital Storytelling Workshop

Due: Creativist version of your Story in Photo Rough Drafts!

TH March 10 | Rough Draft workshop

DUE BY SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT! Story in Photo – Final sequence + text formatted on your creativist website (and embedded in your wordpress), written reflection + creativist or wordpress LINK in myclasses. You will host this on your Wordpress for a midterm grade.

MIDTERM PORTFOLIO graded over spring break. See assignment details under PROJECTS for what is being graded

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T March 15 | Spring Break-No Class!

Th March 17 | Spring Break-No Class!


T March 22 | Story in Sound cont.


Due: Blog post #8: Reading Response [see prompt]

Th March 24 | Story in Sound Project cont. | Studio Sound

  • From Out on the Wire "Ideas" pp 47-76
Watch: Adobe Audition Tutorials

Due: STORY IN SOUND proposal (upload to myclasses + 2 hard copies to class for workshop)

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T March 29 | Story in Sound cont. | Writing for the Ear

  • From Sound Reporting "Writing for Broadcast" by Kern, pp 25-38 [on myclasses]
  • From Storycraft Ch.4 "Voice and Style," pp 62-74
  • From Out on the Wire "The Heat of their Breath: Character and Voice," pp 79-107
  • Basic Tips and Geoffrey Nunberg's Principles

Due: Blog Post #9: Reading Response

Th March 31 | Script + Outline Workshop

Due: Draft Script and Outline for Story in Sound [due to myclasses by 9am the day of class + 1 hard copy for workshop]

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T April 5 | Story in Sound cont.

  • Ugly Pew” / Wheeler (Missouri Review, 12:10)

Due: Blog Post #10: Reading Response

Th April 7 | No Class, Professor at Conference (CCCC's)

You should be collecting your audio artifacts and drafting

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T April 12 | Story in Sound cont. | Studio Sound II1

  • From Out on the Wire "Keep or Kill: Story Structure," pp 109-143
  • Watch: Adobe Audition tutorials

    Due: Story in Sound recorded narration + audio artifacts and effects on [USB]

    Th April 14 | Story in Sound cont. | Sound Workshop

    • From Out on the Wire "The Deep Sea Sound," pp 147-165
    • From Out on the Wire"Your Baby's Ugly: The Edit" pp 169-204

    Due: Story in Sound roughcut [mp3 export on USB drive] for WORKSHOP!

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    WEEK 13

    T April 19 | The EDIT

    In class:
    • ROUGH DRAFT workshop | Your baby is ugly

    Th April 21 | Begin Story in Video

    DUE this weekend:
  • STORY IN AUDIO + REFLECTION DUE BY Sunday 4/24 by midnight. Turn into myclasses, embed on wordpress site.

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    WEEK 14

    T April 26 | Story in Video cont. | Studio Video

    Watch: Premiere Pro Tutorials - Interface Overview | Import Media | Select Shots | Edit to the Timeline | Refine the Edit | Add Transitions | Add and Adjust Music | Create a Video Story

    VIDEO PORTRAIT PROPOSAL DUE: Pitch me an idea! [turn into myclasses + hard copy to class]

    DUE: Video story sample | The Bald Eagle (due to your Wordpress as part of your final portfolio)

    TH April 28 | Story in Video cont.


    Amar (All Great Achievements Require Time) / A Brief History of John Baledessari / Odysseus’ Gambit 
    Watch: Every Runner has a reason
    Watch: Delivery
    Watch: Charlie 
    Watch tutorials: Shooting Basics / Framing and Composition / Visual Grammar

    Due: Blog Post #12: Reading Analysis


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    T May 3 | Story in Video cont. | Storyboard Workshop

    Read: On Storyboards

    Due: Story in Video Storyboard & Script [myclasses / 1 Hard Copy to class]

    Th May 5 | Story in Video cont. | Studio Video II |

    Watch: Premiere Pro Tutorials - Create and Edit Titles | Apply Video Effects | Working with Keyframes | Clean up Audio with Audition | Export Video from Premiere Pro

    Due: Bring Story in Video progress on your USB drive for in-class work

    Last week of class / Finals week


    T May 10 | last class | Open Worksop

    Due: FINAL Blog post #13! STICK A SPORK IN IT!

    Course wrap-up

    Due by Friday, 5/13

    Final Audio Reflection on Digital Storytelling [.mp3 via Myclasses]+ Final Digital Portfolio (see assignment for details) on your Wordpress

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    Lab Hours


    Online Tutorials




    Sourcing Media


    Intellectual Property Resources

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