In this unit we learned about how to create a creative and interesting digital story. We also learned about lots of new ways to create the story such as Prezi and photo peach. So then we each chose a source to study more about then at the end share our findings in small groups. We taled about the question how can we use media to communicate our stories and came up with lots of different ideas such as silent film, cartoon and commercial.
●Music (Emotion/background track/voiceover/sound fx)
To create our very own digital story we first started off with using a planning sheet that was also marked on. It helped us organized our plans to making the story, such as which sources we are going to use to create it and what kind of story would be interesting to make about. When creating we followed the steps in the design cycle, Investigate, plan, create and evaluate.
During the investigation time we looked at other peoples digital storys to get an idea of how it is done. Then we had discuss about what makes a digital story interesting and valuable. We looked and tried different the different sources we could use to create the story. After we finished investigating we started planning, in this step we listed the sources we could use and chose the best three and wrote why we chose them. We listed 5 or more ideas for storys then also chose our best three and filled in who is our target audience, how would you present and possible tool to use then chose our best one. The we finally got to the create part, in this step is when we start creating our digital story. We first wrote a schedule of when we are going to film and edit and all that stuff. For my tools I chose keynote and doozla, but I ended up changing it to imovie and doozla because keynote was a little bit more confusing than I thought. At first I was planning to just create mine like a drama with like acting but then I found out that it won’t work because I can’t find a good day to film and it takes more than just one day to film and get everybody so I changed it to still photos and only some parts are short films. Through out I changed a lto because I discovered more and thought of more and I ended up being pretty happy with what I got.
In class when we showed our storys I was impressed with all of my classmates work and I discovered and learned a lot that If I could do this again I would change this part and that part in my story. Everyones was really good that I felt like I did nto want to show mine but we still had to. If I could do this again I want to add more cool effects and maybe have more clear images. For next year maybe they should first let the students have a practice at filming and creating a short video first before they start the real one so that they have more experience when creating their real one. Overall I had lots of fun in this unit I love creating movies and videos and looking at them at the end. I am also looking forward to my next unit. XD
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