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A guide for classes involved with digital storytelling on the Auraria Campus.

Introduction to Digital Storytelling

A digital story is a way of sharing your stories on-screen. Digital stories can be composed of a combination of video, narration, music, images, and other kinds of media. In this LibGuide, we'll focus on helping you compile images or video alongside an audio narrative to create a digital story. 

What to Expect

There are many ways to make a digital story. Although you might not follow this same exact order, here is a guideline for how to go about starting your project:

  1. Refer to your professor's project outline to identify your subject matter and appropriate media formats.
  2. Write a script or story about your subject.
  3. Find images, video, and other visual media that communicate your script/story.
  4. Record and edit a narrated audio version of your script/story.
  5. Import your audio file and all your visual media into a video editor.
  6. Re-arrange your visuals so that they line up with your audio.
  7. Add music and other finishing touches.
  8. Export and share your final digital story.

It takes longer than you think.

Leave enough time for all your steps. Making a digital story isn't necessarily hard, but it is very time-consuming.

Stories at Auraria

Digital stories are everywhere, including right on this campus.

Sunny Days and Penguin Death
BY SHERRY JONES

This video is made using PowToon, an editor for animated videos.

Colorado and the West: Native American History in Colorado
BY MARTY OTANEZ

A Video Trailer of a Romero Theatre Troupe performance by the workers who make our jobs possible at the Auraria campus comprised of the University of Colorado, Denver; Metropolitan State University of Denver; and Community College of Denver. A celebration and awareness of their stories, issues and daily struggles.

Colorado and the West: Native American History in Colorado
BY MICHAEL KILMAN

What is history? This video features interviews from Carol Harvey (Navajo Nation), Ben Sherman (Oglala Lakota Tribe), Terry Knight (Ute Mountain Ute Tribe), and Ernest House Jr. (Ute Mountain Ute Tribe).

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