So, truth be told, I AM a storyteller. You can kinda tell from the way I write my blog posts I keep it a wee bit poetic and conversational. Well, yeah, sorta. I’m thinking of how I want to do this. I already have a story I have written; a novel actually. I’d like to perhaps, transform the first few paragraphs into a digital story.
In the classroom, I am the ultimate storyteller. Its the way I compensate for my introversion… tell a story, create a fantasy, get their attention with a little song and dance. Hold them in complete rapture with the sound of my voice and the wave of my hand. I am a storyteller. How do I translate this to 3 minutes (or more) of digital media?
This is the sort of thing I want my students to do. To be able to take a thought and turn it into a tale for all the world to experience. What’s so hard about that? Who knows.
I’ve been looking at examples of digital stories. Here’s one for your consideration:
I have work to do. The name of the story is “Time of Possession”. Its an unfinished novel I started in 2005. (geez, I might want to finish it, huh?) I think I’ll record the opening section and provide visuals of some sort.
Wish me luck!