Digital Storytelling using Story and Empathy


Your video will tell a story that causes to empathize with your characters.

What is Story and Empathy?


For this theme you are to create a compelling story that uses narrative. Telling a story can heighten our understanding of something.
"Based on facts but delivered with empathy and skill, a story can impart
a 'complex idea in a more memorable and meaningful way" (Pink 103).
 
"Stories are easy to remember - because in many ways, stories are how
we remember"** (Pink 101)
 
"What begins to matter more is the ability to place these facts in context
and to deliver them with emotional impact" (Pink 103)
 
"...stories can provide - context enriched by emotion, a deeper understanding
of how we fit in and why that matters" (Pink 115)
 
"Empathy is the ability to imagine yourself in someone else's position and to
instuit what that person is feeling" (Pink 159)

How do I make a movie on this topic?


A digital story based on the concept of story and empathy could focus on 'A Day in the life' of a person or organisation as part of your topic. It could also be based on a personal story or stories on a theme.

Consider these guiding questions:
  • Can you find a good story related to your topic? Can you create a good story related to your topic? (It can be a drama with a script that you have written.)
  • What is the important message or feeling being told in the story?
  • Can you imagine yourself in the story? How does it feel? What would you be doing and saying?
  • How can you create this story using multimedia to help the audience to understand the concepts better?
  • How important is the multimedia? How important is the narration?

Your story should create empathy for your character(s) that give insight into the topic you are explaining.

What are the specifications for my video?


All of the videos follow the standard video requirements. Remember part of your video MUST be outsourced to a partner in another classroom. This is a requirement. Check the standard video specifications for all other information including due dates.