LITT06010 2019 Digital Storytelling 2
This module builds upon the introductory work in Digital Storytelling 1. The module explores new methods of working with text, with a focus on the screen. We will work both online as well as in animation and video. The module collaborates with the work undertaken in the Writing and Practice: Short Story module in that the students work on a short form documentary for the second half of the module.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Build a basic author website using an online CMS.
Animate text in combination with video.
Research and gather material online for use in a documentary.
Develop further their skills in storytelling using video editing software.
Be able to promote and share their content online appropriately.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This will be a series of practical hands-on workshops with demonstrations. The students will learn by doing, with support from the tutor, the many ways in which digital tools can manipulate and present text to the reader.
Module Assessment Strategies
Engagement in the class is key to a successful outcome, the various assignments will consist in a presentation, a website built, an animation and a short documentary.
We will explore the various digital tools available for writers.
The students will research author websites and present to the class.
We will explore the various options available for basic website building and students will develop personal websites.
We will explore animating text, use of green screen and combining these animations with existing video.
The students will make a short documentary in consort with their Writing and Practice: Short Story module.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Engagement||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||10 %||End of Semester||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Presentation||Project||Assignment||10 %||End of Semester||1|
|3||Website||Project||Assignment||20 %||End of Semester||1,5|
|4||Animation||Project||Assignment||20 %||End of Semester||2,3,4|
|5||Short Documentary||Project||Assignment||40 %||End of Semester||2,3,4,5|