In essence, digital storytelling is using digital tools, such as audio and images (still or moving), to tell a story. Text is powerful, but using different formats to tell a story can be powerful in different ways. Think about a book and its movie adaptation.
Usually, digital stories are brief. Just a few minutes.
A storyboard is the equivalent of an outline for a paper. When you create a media project, you start with a storyboard.
Storyboards serve the following purposes:
If you’re writing a full script out first, it shouldn’t be longer than 2 double-spaced pages or reading it will take longer than 3 to 4 minutes.
2-column storymapping approach - Scroll down to the bottom of the page to Story Table Handouts