For my final project I told the story of the UMW Women’s basketball team’s CAC championship win, a team and win I am fortunate to be a part of. What is special about this final assignment is that I am telling the same story of that day, but through 4 different outlets: writing, audio, photography, and video.
For the writing portion I constructed a poem.
For the photography portion I constructed a collage.
For the video portion I constructed a a video showcasing the score on a whiteboard. I filmed myself writing on the board, which actually took about 10 minutes, and the sped it up on iMovie, as well as some other editing stuff with color and lighting.
For the audio piece I constructed an interview of all my teammates.
This final assignment embodied the most important element I learned from the class this semester. Using technology, I told them same exact story in the same chronological order and each one is entirely different. I think that is what makes digital storytelling so special. These tools can not only be used for creative outlets, as I did for this assignment, but for marketing techniques and other things in the job force. The possibilities are truly endless which is why it will always remain so exciting. I am glad to have learned the different techniques and skills to be able to create these pieces of art.