In this class we will study and explore techniques for digital storytelling (creating short story narratives, story-boarding, filming and editing). Students will learn how to compose and produce digital stories and we will also work collaboratively to produce a nightly closed circuit television broadcast for our shipboard community. Stories open a door for us to understand how different cultures have different ways of coming to knowledge and through story-telling we will begin to understand how culture is performed. We’ll observe the connectedness between what we believe and how we believe. We will read a range of ideas about storytelling and examine the emerging art of digital storytelling. The Field Component of this course will include photography, filming, interviewing and data collecting. You must have the required equipment for this course: a mini DV or HDV video camera that also has a memory card for still shots, an editing application on your lap top, a mini-external drive and a large external drive, a microphone for your camera and computer, and a tri-pod.
Special Requirements: You must have the required equipment for this course: a mini DV or HDV video camera that also has a memory card for still shots, an editing application on your lap top, a mini-external drive and a large external drive, a microphone for your camera and computer, and a tri-pod.
Field WorkCountry: Argentina
We will meet with a group of young graffiti artists and local community kids and they will take us for a walk to see their work, we will be video-tapping and interviewing and generally getting to know each other with the assistance of translators (but it is also a good idea to study some phrases before we arrive). We will show our new friends the digital story our class has produced just for this occasion and then break for lunch together. After lunch, we will form small workshops and each group will take a role in planning, storyboarding, and filming a short story together. We will set up a video sharing account together and post our stories online sharing it on our social media sites. We will also exchange social media addresses and ensure our exchange lives on by brainstorming a future storytelling project together.