The Seven Elements of Digital Storytelling

  1. Point of View – what is the perspective of the author?
  2. A Dramatic Question – a question that will be answered by the end of the story.
  3. Emotional Content – serious issues that speak to us in a personal and powerful way.
  4. The Gift of your Voice – a way to personalize the story to help the audience understand the context.
  5. The Power of the Soundtrack – music or other sounds that support the storyline.
  6. Economy – simply put, using just enough content to tell the story without overloading the viewer with too much information.
  7. Pacing – related to Economy, but specifically deals with how slowly or quickly the story progresses.

Developed by the Center for Digital Storytelling (2005)

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