Friday, August 17, 2018

Digital Storytelling: Final Reflection Selfie

Hey guys! This is my final video for my Digital Storytelling class, where I talk about what I learned through the course. Hope you enjoy!

Transcript Below

Scene: Desk

Hello everyone! As you can see, I’m not in my usual spot for filming this - that’s because my apartment had pest control come in and I haven’t quite put everything back yet. I just wanted to say how I’ve learned a lot through the Digital Storytelling course - my tools haven’t really changed because I’m a creature of habit and when I find something that works I tend to stick with it, but I do feel that I have become much more introspective and critical of my own stories and what I want to accomplish with them. I’ve been writing and reading as long as I can remember, so a lot of the technical aspects of telling a story were old hat to me - but digital storytelling has such a focus on being personal without a real structure - and by that I mean it doesn’t consider things like a prologue, building tension, climax, etc - that it made me really think about the emotional side of storytelling. Going forward with more clarity of what I hope to convey in my stories and how personal they really are, I hope that I can be more authentic and focus more on connecting with readers in the future. As I had often heard the mantra of “everything’s a rule until it’s broken” when it came to writing, I had never given much thought to constraining myself to particularities - but I also didn’t take as close a look as to why we, or rather I, liked stories in the first place beyond “I do”. I think having a new perspective in that regard will really enhance my writing, and I hope it helps some of you, too. Until next time - happy reading.

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