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Digital Storytelling
Course: ART150

First Term: 2005 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.1 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Enables students to find and develop their personal stories. Emphasis on the use of digital technology to create, edit, produce and archive a digital story

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Present an overview of storytelling, including elements of the story, the power of the story and a variety of ways that may be used to present a story. (I)
2. Explain the impact of voice, place and culture in storytelling. (I)
3. Describe the importance of effectively blending language, image and power in the creation and production of a personal story. (I, II, III)
4. Identify, describe and apply the basic principles, methods and techniques that may be used to craft a personal story. (II)
5. Identify, develop and present the elements of the personal story for peer review. (II)
6. Edit and finalize the story in preparation for the creation of a digital story. (II)
7. Use basic design principles to layout and produce a storyboard for the personal story. (III)
8. Use computer hardware and software, tools, commands and procedures to manipulate graphics, video and sound in producing and editing the digital story.(III)
9. Edit and produce a short digital personal story. (III)
10. Archive the story on relevant technology. (III)
11. Present the digital story for peer review. (III)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Introduction to Storytelling
   A. Components of the story
   B. Significance of the story
      1. Voice
      2. Place
      3. Culture
   C. Blending language, image and power
II. Crafting a Personal Story
   A. Creating a journal
      1. People
      2. Places
      3. Events
      4. Memories
   B. Writing for self-discovery
   C. Identifying elements of the story
      1. Text
      2. Voice
      3. Images
   D. Peer editing
   E. Finalizing the storyline
III. Creating the Digital Story
   A. Storyboarding
      1. Methods
      2. Design principles
      3. Layout
      4. Production
   B. Production scanning and preparing images
      1. Using computer hardware
      2. Using computer software
   C. Production sound and digital video
      1. Using computer hardware
      2. Using computer software
   D. Edit and production of digital story
      1. Graphics
      2. Visuals
      3. Sound
      4. Timing
   E. Archiving a digital story
   F. Presentation of a digital story
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  12/14/2004

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