Friday, March 5, 2010

Software for Storychasing

Do you have to just use Photo Story or iMovie [for a Storychaser project]? Could we use Movie Maker?

Photo credit

Storychasers can use any available software program to create a video. In our 2.5 day phase 1 workshop for teachers, we use:

  1. Audacity to create the audio track
  2. PhotoStory3 or iMovie to combine photos with the audio
Windows MovieMaker can also be used, along with the recently released Windows MovieMaker Live.

Audacity will run on basically any computer. (Older versions may be required for older systems.)

WindowsXP is required for PhotoStory3 and Windows MovieMaker. Windows Vista or Windows 7 is required for MovieMaker Live.

iMovie runs on Apple / Macintosh computers.

Welcome to the Storychasers FAQ blog

This blog was created by project facilitators with Story Chasers Inc., to support digital storytelling / oral history / writing projects both inside and outside of schools. If you have a technical question relating to digital storytelling, interactive web publishing and Storychasers, please submit it using our Google Form and a Storychaser team blog member will post an answer here, along with the original question.

As of March 2010, the following websites and web accounts are maintained by Storychasers. (This list is subject to change)

  1. Storychasers main informational website (our Wordpress blog)
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  4. Celebrate Oklahoma Voices Project Wiki (built with Google Sites)
  5. Celebrate Kansas Voices Learning Community (built with Ning)
  6. Storychasers Project Wiki (currently a sandbox in development, built with MediaWiki)
  7. This site/blog (FAQs for Storychasers)
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