Category Archives: Digital Composing Resources
These slides offer some ideas for getting started with the digital narrative assignment for ENGL3084. I designed these slides in PowerPoint and exported them as JPG images.
This video provides one method for finding copyright flexible (Creative Commons) music via SoundCloud.
Need help finding copyright flexible images for a multimedia presentation? This video offers a step-by-step approach to finding media you can legally use via Flickr. Be sure to pay attention to the license type attached to each image and use … Continue reading
The Natural – An Oral History Trailer I was very inspired by The Olive Project by Erin Anderson when creating this oral history. I want to create more pieces that tell family stories and present them in a curated collage format … Continue reading
Copyright and Remix are discussed in this TED talk by Kirby Ferguson. His premise is that all creativity is infinitely influenced by the works that came before our own. He gives examples that will stick with you after you view … Continue reading
What six songs would you choose to tell your life story for you? Check out NPR’s website to see some annotated playlists from listeners.
These videos are excellent, easy-to-understand explanations of 1) the building blocks of a great story, 2) finding a decent story to tell, and 3) authenticity in multimedia projects from one of the most famous radio storytellers of this generation, Ira … Continue reading
This video tutorial explains how to use Handbrake to convert MP4 files into M4V files without buying expensive conversion software. If your camera shoots MP4 files, you’ll have to convert them before editing them into iMovie 11 because iMovie 11 … Continue reading
The last few days have restored my belief that the best part of being a teacher is the way it forces me to learn. I’ve spent several (maybe more than several) hours over the past few days helping students solve … Continue reading
Mount Hope Magazine accepts visual-style narrative: http://mounthopemagazine.com/Submissions.html. Hypertext Magazine publishes creative multimodal texts like graphic essays, editorial cartoons, and more: http://www.hypertextmag.com/about/.
As we work toward a rough draft of the visual narrative assignment, we are challenging ourselves by using new knowledge of Photoshop and other digital tools to communicate our first-person stories. You may find this tutorial useful if you are … Continue reading
If you’re just getting started with Adobe Illustrator CS6, you may find these videos helpful. I generally recommend that people begin by playing with typography and paths, and these videos explain both of those functions of the program. Link to … Continue reading