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

Intro to Digital Storytelling

Make your voice heard!

Everyone has a story to tell. Make yours heard. A digital story is any way of sharing your stories on-screen. It might be a movie, an animation, an audio recording, a digital collage, or any other kind of media. In this LibGuide, we'll focus on helping you compile images or video alongside audio narrative to create a digital story, but your imagination is the limit when it comes to what form a digital story can take.

What to Expect

Video production is a powerful, multi-sensory way to share stories. There are many different tools to use and ways to make a video. All share a few common steps, although you might not follow this same exact order!

  1. Write a script or story about your subject.
  2. Find images, video, and other visual media that bring your script to life.
  3. Record (and edit) a narrated audio version of your script.
  4. Import your audio file and all your visual media into a video editor.
  5. Re-arrange your visuals so that they line up with your audio.
  6. Add closed captions, special effects, sounds, and other finishing touches.
  7. Export and share your final digital story!

It takes longer than you think!

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

Stories @Auraria

Digital stories are everywhere, including right on this campus.

Sunny Days and Penguin Death

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

Colorado and the West: Native American History in Colorado

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

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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