Epoq 2.2 Digital Storytelling
and related student video and podcast productions
Dr. Anthony Curtis – UNCP Mass Communcation
A digital story is a 21st century form of mass communication that harks back to the ancient art of oral storytelling. This contemporary form of mediated communication combines traditional techniques from television, video production, radio, newspapers and magazines with contemporary multimedia tools to deliver informative and entertaining short productions with text, still and motion images, sound, music, and voice. They are script-driven and all about the articulation of a coherent verbal expression – the voice – of the narrator.

Digital stories are narratives, which help us make sense of things. We learn from stories and remember their meanings because they are personally understandable. Stories penetrate human understanding and engage feelings. Someone has said, the deeper the emotion, the deeper the learning.

This page has examples of digital storytelling as well as other short videos and podcasts produced by students in response to various assignments in a variety of courses completed in 2008-2013. The individual productions are not listed in any particular order. Look and listen for the voice of the narrator.
More about Digital Storytelling      Machinima Introduction      Best Machinimas Collection      Video Sampler      New Media Technologies
Digital Storytelling   Broadcast Copywriting - BRD-3130 - Spring 2008
Cold Outside (M Quinyon DeBerry) 3:32, R Quinyon DeBerry, Mar. 1, 2008
The AndraBeth Story 2:10, Bethanie Bean, Feb. 27, 2008
Baq-N-Da-DAyz 1:36, Michael Watson, Feb. 29, 2008
Why We Believe... 4:43, Rob Oelslager, Feb. 29, 2008
Autograph Acquiring 4:04, Wade Allen, Feb. 28, 2008
A Day in the Life of Pedro, Episode 1 6:04, Dennis Douglas Jr., Mar. 19, 2008
Looking Back at The Stage Door Theater 4:21, Jules Forde, Feb. 29, 2008
Under the Influence of Music 5:31, Matt Kennedy, Feb. 28, 2008
Alpha Phi Alpha 3:12, Jonathan Foster, Feb. 28, 2008
Genesis of Elexcia 1:49, Elexcia Robinson, Feb. 29, 2008
Jason Young Superstar 7:24, Efrain Colon II, Feb. 29, 2008
Jason Young: Superstar (part 2) 3:52, Efrain Colon II, Feb. 29, 2008
Fraternities: The Secrets Within 5:38, Efrain Colon II, April 11, 2008
Digital Storytelling   Broadcast Copywriting - BRD-3130 - Spring 2008
Moment of Clarity 2:26, Toy Parson, Feb. 28, 2008
A Typical Spring Break Morning 1:23, Ricky Tyree, Mar. 10, 2008
Toy Transformers Part II 4:04, Robert Stevens, Mar. 1, 2008
Truth of Life 2:02, Greg Larose, Feb. 29, 2008
Drink Responsibly, or Don't 4:30, Andra Hale, Feb. 27, 2008
Life as a Hermit 5:18, Vincent Espinosa, Feb. 29, 2008
College Countdown 1:42, Marquita Brazier, Mar. 11, 2008
Stay Focus 3:18, Laquita Brooks, Mar. 10, 2008
Murder and Revenge 4:10, James Lawrence, Mar. 10, 2008
The AfterSecondlife... Part I 1:59, Ryan Kelly, May 5, 2008
Why I Was Late for Class 3:38, Efrain Colon II, April 24, 2008

YouTube channel »
Investigative Journalism   JRN-4600 - Spring 2008
Jamie's Nice Ride :46, Jessica Mellet, April 24, 2008   website   blog   wiki
Investigators: Robert Deckert, Michael Graham, Tashieka Hammond, Dan Kelly,
Jessica Mellet, Natalie Quiles, Terri Rorke

From The Ashes: Old Main 15:00, Colleen Griffiths, April 2008
Please allow time for download of this 15 MB QuickTime file
Investigator: Colleen Griffiths
Online Journalism   JRN-4100 - Spring 2008
Poulet Shack   JRN-4100 students as extras in a Forsythe Whitfield machinima video
Kentucky images   JRN-4100 students advised University of KY faculty on Second Life
Media & Politics   MCM-3700 - Fall 2008
The Character of a Country by Bryan Pittman
Student Newspaper Production   JRN-1610 - Fall 2008
The Pine Needle by James Freeman
Machinima
The art and craft of making a real movie in a virtual world. The word machinima is from the term "machine cinema." A machinima is a video production shot in a 3D virtual reality world such as Second Life and produced with real life tools and techniques. Examples of machinima in the list above are:
A Typical Spring Break Morning by Ricky Tyree                                                   The AfterSecondlife... Part I by Ryan Kelly
TV & Radio Spots   Broadcast Copywriting - BRD-3130 - Spring 2008
Some serious, many tongue-in-cheek

GPAC 2007-2008 Series :30, Ryan Kelly, April 30, 2008
Josh Posey's Anti-Drug PSA :32, Dennis Douglas Jr., April 27, 2008
Atheist Sam's Smoothies :45, Jules Forde, April 28, 2008
Burger Fiction 1:06, Vince Espinosa, April 28, 2008
Pembroke 1:05, Efrain Colon, April 27, 2008
Weight Watchers radio promo :35, Efrain Colon, April 25, 2008
Eating Disorders radio ad :33, Toy Parson, April 22, 2008
UNCP Mass Communications radio :32, Toy Parson, April 22, 2008
TV & Radio Spots   Broadcast Copywriting - BRD-3130 - Spring 2008
Some serious, many tongue-in-cheek

One Mic promo 1 :59, Dennis Douglas Jr, April 14, 2008
One Mic promo 2 :56, Dennis Douglas Jr., April 27, 2008
Voice Lessons :30, Andra Hale, April 17, 2008
Carolina News Today promo :31, Ryan Kelly, April 16, 2008
Rock Show promo 1:06, Vince Espinosa, April 14, 2008
Trailer Trash Fat Drunk Guy promo :31, Jules Forde, April 14, 2008
Zune 1:03, Rob Oelslager, April 11, 2008
YouTube channel »
Senior Project   MCM-4550 - Spring 2009
UNCP Sports Media Guide 2009 by Christian Felkl
Student Newspaper Production   JRN-1610 - Fall 2008
The Pine Needle by James Freeman
Feature Writing   JRN-3050 - Fall 2010
How To Write a Feature Story 5:31, Grant Merritt, Dec. 10, 2010
Student Newspaper Production   JRN-1610 - Fall 2010
UNCP Campus Christmas Decorations 1:28, Grant Merritt, Dec. 10, 2010
UNCP Finals Week Stress break 1:10, Grant Merritt, Dec. 10, 2010
Writing for the Media   MCM-2400 - Fall 2012
Elements of integrated media campaigns for fictitious products

Stringn' Learn guitar video ad 1:05, Jared Hester, Nov. 28, 2012
Foofy shoe insert video ad 0:30, Alissa Smiley, Nov. 30, 2012
Foofy shoe insert animated ad 0:30, Alissa Smiley, Nov. 30, 2012
Foofy shoe insert web ad 0:03, Alissa Smiley, Nov. 30, 2012
Foofy shoe insert web ad 0:03, Alissa Smiley, Nov. 30, 2012
Writing for the Media   MCM-2400 - Fall 2013
More elements of integrated media campaigns for fictitious products

Class YouTube channel Five videos, November 2013
Feature Writing   JRN-3050
Fall 2012 YouTube channel
Fall 2013 YouTube channel
Investigative Journalism   JRN-4600
Spring 2011 YouTube channel
Spring 2012 Story links to YouTube videos
Spring 2013 YouTube channel
  New Media of Mass Communication   MCM-3100 - Summer 2013
Podcasts

Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats 2:12, Carmella Martin, June 15, 2013
Why The Spurs Lost Game 4 4:40, Kelsey Wright, June 15, 2013
Dota Storm 16:09, Michael Parker, June 15, 2013
Movie and TV Show Reviews 13:02, Erin Downer, June 15, 2013

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