Edited for Spring 2019
The digital story assignment is made of three separate assignments: a storyboard, a script derived from the storyboard, and the final project where the script is rendered into a final, digital product that can be experienced by an audience. The project is composed of a few steps:
- An idea: the idea should be fairly straightforward. Teach or instruct someone to do something or instruct someone about something, like making a cake or learning about horror movies. The instruction should come in the form of a series of steps or procedures developed with the use of multiple media: photo, text, animation, film, social media, or other modular elements.
- From the idea, develop a visualization of the steps involved in the learning or instruction using poster board and sticky notes. The steps in the process of instruction should follow story format and conventional storyboard technique: scene numbering, subject orientation and orientation vocabulary, and sequential order. Students are encouraged to think in terms of comic book construction.
- From the storyboard, develop a script. The goal of the script is to capture the steps visualized on the board into a readable environment that an interested party could then develop on their own and without further questions. Students may use screen or comic format for the script.
- Final product. The final product, following the script, should be completed in a new media environment: web log software, video/film hosting, or some other format accessible by an audience.