Once Upon a Digital Story
Once Upon a Digital Story: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Art teaches readers the concepts, principles, and construction of storytelling across a variety of digital formats and platforms in our technological age. These range from fiction and nonfiction linear narrative to nonlinear interactive media including online, video, performance, game scenarios, and transmedia.
Students will learn what it is that makes good digital storytelling. They will explore the development process, organization, construction, and the use of social media and mobile devices for storytelling. Finally, students will gain valuable information about working in the industry, including freelance opportunities. Each chapter concludes with an extension topic for discussion and a content-related assignment.
From process to production, Once Upon a Digital Story provides examples, hyperlinks, and imagery that inform the reader about what to write, how to write, and how to create a media-rich digital story. Now featuring an expanded table of contents, the book has been developed for courses in media literacy, communications, writing, and media arts and sciences.