My Yorkshire is a showcase for digital storytelling and community history in Yorkshire.
What is digital storytelling?
Digital stories provide a simple way of sharing stories, personal histories and recollections online. They are usually between one and three minutes in length. The simplest form consists of an audio commentary against a background of images, and some also include music and video. My Yorkshire uses digital storytelling to make community history come to life.
Where can I find more digital storytelling?
The BBC has done several digital storytelling projects. Telling Lives
includes some stories from the Humber. Capture Wales
is another digital storytelling project.
The Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives have an excellent website for their Bristol Stories
How can I make my own digital story?
Digital stories on the My Yorkshire website have all been produced by communities in partnership with museums. Contact the museum directly if you are interested in being involved in one of their projects. Contact details can be found in the Contributors
section of this website.
Creating digital stories is all about weaving stories of people, places and events in time. Find out more about storytelling on our sister website; My Learning
Once you've done this you'll need to pick some photos to illustrate your story. Then combine your audio track with your photos in PhotoStory 3. We've created a quick guide
to help you do this.
The Digital Story Cookbook
has been produced by the Centre for Digital Storytelling. It is a good place to start for help with scripting and producing your own story.