taxonomy of digital story packages
These are stories in which the main narrative is either a video or a photo slideshow with audio. The story can be a single video or slideshow or it can be divided into multiple parts. Either way it is almost always presented as a linear narrative.
Here are some examples:
The Serengeti Lion is a National Geographic feature produced on August 2, 2013, that is a series of full screen photos about 24 different aspects of the life of the African lion. You scroll horizontally through the photos, each of which can be clicked on to display a photo gallery or play a video or audio clip with more information about that part of the lion's life. Text is limited to just headers for each segment.
Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt
- Collaborating on the T-Shirt Project - Source, 12/2/2013
- How and Why Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Rocks - Source, 1/2/2014
Our Dreams Are Different
Our Dreams Are Different was produced by visual communications students at the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 2011. It is part of the Soul of Athens project began in 2007, which documented what made life unique in Athens, Georgia.
Our Dreams are Different is a package of 16 stories, produced as videos or photo slideshows, that explore how the American dream changed for people in Athens in 2011.
MediaStorm, founded by Brian Storm, specializes in high quality visual narratives produced for the web or other digital devices.
Sources and Resources for MediaStorm
- The MediaStorm Approach to Storytelling - Brian Storm, Transom, 11/13/2012
Newsbound is a format for visual storytelling that combines photos, graphics, animations and text in a slideshow "stack."