Creating And Sharing Digital Stories

Editing the Digital Story

After all of the images, music, sound effects and recorded narrative have been strung together in the timeline; participants can work on doing any final edits to prepare their videos for viewing and possible sharing.

Information about the project, the title of the digital story, and any credits and acknowledgements may be added to the digital stories.

For basic photo preparation and digital editing, see Guide 5: Overview of Digital Storytelling Tools and Techniques that is included as part of this toolkit package.

While it is not unusual for project participants to be critical of their digital creations, they are reminded their digital stories do not need to be perfect. Given the nature of the project, all of the stories created will add value to the knowledge banks of information on the intergenerational effects of residential schools.

“We met one night a week. I found that, just doing it, was so stressful. By writing it, or even going through it, like, I wrote the poem and put it in, and you think that, ‘Okay, I’m done.’ But then you have to put the pictures into it, and it’s like you’re re-going through it … I don’t know if there is any way to make it calmer. But at the end of it, when you’re actually finished this, you’re thinking to yourself, ‘Wow!’”