Digital Storytelling: Apontamentos (EN)

Publicado a 25/03/2014, 03:08 por Luis Pitta   [ atualizado a 08/04/2018, 15:02 por Luis Pitta -org- ]

Tools/Media available for use in digital stories:

Note: the following list is from Bristol Stories' Resources page

Sounds: - Searchable sound effects site. Samples are free to use for non-commercial purposes. - Searchable sound effects site. The creator of each sound must be credited and a login is required (BristolStories has an account you can use).


Pictures: - Searchable photo download site. Restrictions apply to some images. - A searchable selection of pictures from the Flickr site which can be used as long as the photographer is credited. - A selection of pictures than can be used as long as they are credited to the photographer and your story is licensed under the Creative Commons "Attribution-ShareAlike" licence.


Music: - Wide range of music available for download and licensed under the Creative Commons "Attribution-ShareAlike" licence.


Moving image: - A collections of moving image, sound and images, some of which is freely available for re-use. Check before downloading; if you cannot find any rights information, assume you do not have permission. - You can search for CC-licensed moving image media from the Creative Commons site. - A collection of archive film material made available free by the British Film Institute for non-commercial use.


Maps: - Large UK map images from the Ordnance Survey maps showing county boundaries or just the outline. The images are for non-commercial use only and the Ordnance Survey must be credited.

World map jpeg image - A basic line drawing of a world map. The size is 6264 x 4161 pixels, so it is suitable for cropping, colouring and retouching. Right-click on the World Map link and save the file.


Software for digital storytelling:

•iMovie is included with Apple OS X

•MovieMaker is included with Windows XP

•Microsoft Photo Story (see is free for Windows XP and newer.

•InAlbum ( is a slideshow maker for older versions of Windows, available as a free or shareware version.

•Audacity ( is a sound editor with versions for Apple OS X, Windows and Linux.

•Gimp ( is a free image editing program for Linux, Unix, Windows and Apple computers.

•Upgrading QuickTime player to QuickTime Pro (see enables you to cut and paste different media files together and add Dolby surround sound. The current version of QuickTime is usually only available for newer Apple and Windows computers.


Useful documents for story makers and facilitators:

Bristol Stories rights information - a document telling you about Intellectual Property Rights and how they apply to digital storytelling.

Ice breaker ideas for facilitators running workshops.

Technology help and time-saving tips for digital storytellers.

•"How to become a master". People unfamiliar with the tools and techniques of Digital Storytelling sometimes think they'll never be able to understand them. This page of links will help you learn the jargon and become a Master yourself!

•"The Philosophy of Digital Storytelling" - A collection for those who want to look beyond the "Digital" and to consider the "Story"...

Bristol Stories provides a legal listing on various websites that one can copy and use in a digital story such as music, images, pictures, software, and some useful resources relating to copyright issues and tips.

Linda Joseph's article Digital Storytelling in MultiMedia & Internet@Schools is accessible through UIUC's Library Gateway at Joseph supplies a brief description of several digital storytelling tools that include the following: Apple iMovie (Macintosh OS X), Audacity (Macintosh OS X and Windows), BubbleShare, Ken Burns PBS website, Microsoft Photo Story 3 (Windows), and Windows XP: Moviemaker 2,1 (Windows).

An example of a storyboard can be found at the following

You may also access the storyboard example at

Como contar uma historia em formato digital (EN):