Friday, August 22, 2008

August with a few words from Apprentice Storyteller

Start with screen writing or even digital storytelling. Search books and the web to see what is already being done and how you want to present your material to help others. There are many free software programs or hosting to get started. The biggest thing is to start or as they say, just do it!!!!

Celtx is a free program to get you started on telling a story. Character descriptions tags help get you on your way to describing and getting to know your characters. Creating dialog is easier once you know who the character is and what they are made up of and do they have chutzpah! - someone has created a blog to help and there are wiki's to help on using the program Discovery is a big part of learning and the Internet allows us to get lost finding so many things.

Finding music can be more difficult or create for Windows machines (adobe audition) or buy a Macs to use Garage Band where you can put together your own little band made up of different instruments. It can be useful to have both platforms for creating your stories, podcast, and video cast

At this point you can see you are taking off into becoming your own little production company with a need for knowledge of either programs or people who can help you create your stories. Video, web design, music, podcast, mp3, flash, powerpoints, ipods, mp3 players, blogs, websites, and many, many more ways to tell a story with multimedia.

Find the free places to start while you are practicing:, (rss), for hosting, for email, and so many places to use and search to help you on your way to storytelling.
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