I was doing some research for an online course I’m teaching at Fielding Graduate University in Digital Narrative and Emerging Technologies, and came across this absolutely brilliant video called “The Bus” by photographer Daniel Meadows. It is beautifully produced, but has an incredible tenderness and humanity. Meadows teaches and researches Digital Storytelling in the U.K. Here is how he describes digital storytelling:
Digital Stories are short, personal, multimedia tales. Written with feeling and in the first person there’s a strictness to their construction: 250 words, a dozen or so pictures, and two minutes is about the right length.
Considered narratives which subject themselves to strictures of form tend to elegance. Digital Stories — when properly done — can be tight as sonnets: multimedia sonnets from the people.