This module, I kept going back and forth in my mind about the topic that I wanted to cover in my next mobile story. I was able to narrow down my choices by applying the advice I received from a professional digital storyteller. There are stories all around us, just waiting to be told. The topics that I want to address are topics that are not easy to talk about. Topics that often don’t receive as much spotlight as it should, because it makes people uncomfortable.
Aside from deciding what to cover in my mobile story, I have been researching different techniques to add to my mobile story. In chapter five, Alexander mentions a Web service named Voice Thread that allows you to create and share conversations around media (Alexander, 2017). You can add text, photos, videos, voice notes, and even type on the screen. There is a web based version, as well as an application that is available through the App Store. The application has quite a few negative reviews, but I will still give the web service a try before making the decision to utilize the service.
Viewing the digital stories on other digital storytellers has helped me to focus on creating stories that evoke emotions, as well as provide a message. Viewing similar stories has also helped me to see the perspectives of others, while dealing with life challenges. As time goes on, I am confident that I will be able to digital masterpieces. As for now, I am taking in as much information as possible. As I build up my instagram following, I am looking out for digital storytellers so that I can see examples of their work and learn from it.
Alexander, B. (2017). The new digital storytelling creating narratives with new
media. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.