Skagit Valley College: Mount Vernon campus
Digital stories are short 3-5 minute multimedia movies about a topic that is important to the writer. They combine photographs, video, animation, sound, music, text, and the narrator’s voice. Digital Stories can be used to create a personal story, or for marketing purposes, to promote yourself or your business, or for school projects. They are also an excellent instrument for recording family stories for future generations to enjoy.
Students will learn the steps to crafting an interesting and engaging story. Working with others, you’ll learn to refine, record and upload your story into super user-friendly, easy online digital editing software where you’ll combine your voice-over with other multimedia items, to create a finished story you can be proud of.
Finished stories can be added to a blog, a website, a YouTube channel or simply shared with friends.
Prerequisite: Basic computer and Internet skills. No additional software needed. We’ll be focusing on still personal and/or professional photographs to create your story.