Multimedia Resources on the Web

Alan Levine’s 50 Tools for Online Storytelling is, of course, a good place to start if you are searching for free, easy-to-use online tool.

Are you looking for media to use? (Please add to this list!) In addition to the resources mentioned by Alan Levine, and that you are well aware of (Youtube & Flickr, for example), you might find the following helpful:

Archive.org for image, audio, video.

Freesound for all kinds of audio, including sound effects.

Jamendo for free, copyright-free music!

Zamzar for free file conversion.

Typogenerator for random effects with your text, such as:nonfictionimage.jpg

How-tos

The Center for Digital Storytelling’s Cookbook (It includes a storyboard).

Professor Wesch’s How -to Tips on Making Youtube Mash-ups

Stories for Change website contains a wealth of resources.

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Posting Your Audio Files

The easiest way to post audio files to your blog is to upload them to archive.org (you have to join; it’s free) and then to create a link to your file there. Very simple and smooth. And then you’ll be able to link to it on your blog as I’ve done with Jen’s reading or create a player right on your post by following the directions here for embedding audio from the internet.

Try it!