Well, it seems that the enthusiasm for the Digital Storytelling class is infectious and, um, early! The course doesn’t officially start until January but several over achievers have already started playing around with some of the suggestions for assignments.
Right now, we are going “old skool” with creating animated gifs that tell the story of a movie. Still working on the perfect one but I wanted to give it a shot with the most obvious choice: Star Wars. I have always loved the entrance of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Episode IV, which was the FIRST Star Wars for me
And, of course, what if Obi-Wan changed his mind and decided he didn’t want to join the Rebellion and save the galaxy from the Stormtroopers?
I used Picasion as recommended by Frank Fitzpatrick but there is another tutorial using Quicktime that Alan Levine also very kindly provided.
I have other demands on my time this break so I don’t know how much more I will be able to do before we begin in earnest but it sure is fun to watch what others are doing.