From our readings, peer dialogues in asynchronous settings, and broad exposure to digital storytelling, I’ll have to disagree with the opening statement of this article! Here is what Amy Goodloe stated:
“Digital storytelling falls under the larger category of creative nonfiction, which makes use of narrative strategies from fiction and filmmaking.” “Start in the middle of the action, not the beginning.”
Wow! OK! I T-H-O-U-G-H-T this was going to be very insightful, resourceful, and beneficial. It is titled so well: Using Narrative Strategies for Digital Storytelling. Let’s see, she says to begin in the middle of the action, not at the beginning. So do we not get to see the Titanic being Christened or the happy people boarding? Do we have to start with the water gushing in? Below is another beauty…NOT!
“Even films start out as a written story in the form of a screenplay, and the best screenplays are powerful stories in their own right, even without actors and scenery and special lighting.”
OK, I don’t even know WHAT to say about the above quote. Let’s see…if I take away actors (that would be characters in stories) and if I take away scenery (that would be settings in stories) and if I take away special lighting (let’s say that would be wonderful details in stories)…then I really have a blank book. Take away + take away + take away = pretty much zero.
I am rating this article as….(if you’ve already opened the link and were tormented…I do apologize)