Analyzing a Digital Story

So before starting this class I had no idea what a digital story was. I was seeing them without knowing that that is what I was looking at. A digital story is a short form of digital media production that everyday people used to share aspects of their life story. The way I look at it in more of modern times it is our Vine or Instagram short videos. In order to analyze a digital story first you need to find a video to analyze. In order to find a video I researched what made a digital story. I found that there are seven elements of digital storytelling:

1. Point of view or point of the story, which helped me with my thesis

2. Dramatic question, something that captures the audience

3. Emotion, feelings, memories

4. Voice

5. Soundtrack, the music of it all

6. Compact, brief, fast-moving

7. Pacing, rhythm, tempo, interest

If I could answer all of these questions meaning if the video had all of these elements then that was my video. So know that I have found my video now I have to analyze what I see. In my particular video I have had to do some background research to further analyze the story. I ask myself questions like who are the characters in this story?  Who are they talking to? Is it emotional or logical? Overall what is the point?

There are plenty of other questions to ask but if you keep an outline of the ideas you have then there will be no problem keeping it all together.  Sometimes you just have to write and then go back and smooth things out. Oh and make sure you cite, cite, cite.

This is defiantly a different form of writing for me but I worked it out.


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