Digital Storytelling: Persuasive Authoring and Digital Spaces HDCC 208B / Seminar in Digital Cultures and Creativity / Fall 2012 Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:16:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Final Project Grading Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:16:28 +0000 Jen Guiliano Continue reading ]]> Final Project grades have now been made available via ELMS. Projects were graded according to the rubric established in the syllabus:

understanding and use of narrative elements

appropriateness of the platform for your narration

use of the technology

quality of the overall project.

There were four specific factors we looked for within these criteria:

That the product used storytelling devices correctly (plot, character, narrative arc)

That there was a clear persuasive element to the product (a story with no point of view or claims to be made didn’t cut it)

That the visual and audio elements were consistent with the storytelling elements and that there was a specific point to their use

That the digital elements enriched the product and were carefully selected

The instructors met in person and discussed each project individually for these elements, provided their own verbal assessments, and collaboratively graded the final product. The grade you earned represented the groups’ assessment of the product.

The four highest scoring projects received almost perfect marks by doing the following:

Building out their technical platform beyond perfunctory linking

Moved beyond a simple storytelling arc to allow the viewer to engage story elements independently of the narrative

Used the visual and audio elements to enrich the storytelling arc

Provided clear character motivations and persuasive tactics

For examples of these successes, please check out:

Dani and Tyreese’s which not only used the story site but leveraged other platforms to create character depth and engagement

Kelsey’s which used classification as a way to create story elements

Jason’s careful use of sound and visual elements to enrich his machinama

Alexis’ interesting use of textual and video materials that rebuilt the mentor’s program into a story of community


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Final Project Sun, 16 Dec 2012 02:39:59 +0000 Tess

Sorry I forgot to post a link to my project on our blog… Here it is!

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Final Project Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:01:12 +0000 Emil Done with finals? Have a laugh or two


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Commander Prime Fri, 14 Dec 2012 20:21:23 +0000 Gregory Hi all,

Here is my final project. Shout out to Ed for reminding me to upload it here as well.


-Greg Baroni


Commander Prime

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Let’s Play: Ib – Fan Wars Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:08:28 +0000 Monica Continue reading ]]> Here is my final machinima project: the more or less true story of rabid fans making life difficult for Let’s Players. This imitation Let’s Play was made using Audacity, YouTube editor, and the free RPG game, Ib. Check the credits for more info, and I hope you enjoy!

Here is the link.

(If you can’t see it yet, it’s because silly YouTube has imploded in its attempt to process the video. All 20 minutes of it. Fear not! It should finish in a few minutes.)

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Final Project Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:43:30 +0000 Sara My e-lit story!

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Final Project Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:31:42 +0000 Katharine Here is my e-lit!

Just explore the prezi to find the pieces of the story.


EDIT: I messed up posting the link at first, but it should be fixed now!


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Final project Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:18:25 +0000 Beena Continue reading ]]> Here’s my final project.

The e-lit portion is on a Prezi, which can be accessed here:

There is a blog companion to the e-lit which includes more character background and more multimedia, including several photo slideshows. It can be accessed at
Have a great break, everyone!
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Final! Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:38:01 +0000 Alexis Awkward…I thought we were just e-mailing these.


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Final Project Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:42:20 +0000 Danielle Here’s the link to our project!  Have fun with all of the links!


Dani and Tyreese

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