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The Digital Storytelling Guide

Using the iPad As a Portable Studio

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


The Digital Storytelling Guide, by Greg Beck and Zoomable Media, is the ideal multi-touch digital owner's manual for anyone who wants to use the iPad as a portable studio. The Guide contains over 50 video examples of video techniques and tips, focusing particularly on the "grammar" of video. In nine chapters, students will learn the technical capabilities of the iPad as well as how to best light, record, and edit video and sound with a studio they can carry anywhere. Interviewing techniques are also discussed and modeled, as well as tips for generating story ideas and planning to capture the right video for editing. Practice activities are included, along with interactive review questions of key concepts, and a complete interactive glossary of video storytelling and editing terms. Since the Digital Storytelling Guide is a multi-touch textbook created with Apple's iBooks Author application, students also have the ability to highlight text, take notes, and review notes and key glossary terms on interactive "study cards."


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Customer Reviews


If you work in an iPad using school, this is worth considering for all your iPads. Everybody recognizes good digital storytelling when they see it, but that doesn't mean they can create it themselves. We want to take advantage of the iPad's video capabilities, but teachers and students are often only shown the mechanics of using video apps. They're not shown even the basics of how to shoot video with a plan in mind, so what they capture are well composed shots that can be edited together to really communicate and tell a story. This book provides those basics and more. The short narrated video examples are simple but effective, bringing the concepts to life so much better than still pictures can. Kids pick up on these ideas quickly when they see them demonstrated, and now they can carry the examples around with them to watch whenever they need a reminder.

The Digital Storytelling Guide

I found this video storytelling guide to be excellent for showing the different techniques and tricks on how to tell a story digitally. I recommend to any school who is serious about digital video editing.

The Digital Storytelling Guide

The Digital Storytelling Guide offers a wealth of techniques, tips, and video examples. If your students are lucky enough to have access to an iPad you can now provide them with the final piece that will allow them to tell their story in video.

The Digital Storytelling Guide
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Education
  • Published: Nov 27, 2012
  • Publisher: Zoomable Media, Inc.
  • Seller: Zoomable Media, Inc.
  • Print Length: 170 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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