Part of creating a digital story is relating the personal narrative to images, sounds, video clips, audio clips, artwork, poetry, and other props that can be used to illustrate the story.
It is recommended that for a three to five minute video, that no more than 15 photographs or images are used.
If images or songs are being used from the internet, be aware of copyright infringement. The Resources and References section in Guide 4: Logistics, Checklists, and Resources for Digital Storytelling Facilitators lists useful websites for copyright free imagery and music.
Music and sound effects can be recorded and pieced together to add feelings of emotion and a sense of zeal to their stories.
Resources and References in Guide 4: Logistics, Checklists, and Resources for Digital Storytelling Facilitators provides a number of sources for ideas to seeking out the ideal visual and audio effects to add impact to digital videos. This stage in the digital storytelling process is a time when storytellers can be most creative – and have fun!
“The part I liked about it was I got to toy around with software … the opportunity to be creative was just exceptional. I’ve never had the chance to do that before. For the first time in my whole life, I had the chance to be creative.”