Visual Storytelling is means of storytelling which involves the use of visual media. In Visual Storytelling the story is delivered with the help of illustration, photography and video, and involves use of voice, music, audio and graphics, which makes it a unique experience for the audience.
Art of Visual Storytelling :
The Visual Storytelling consists of various genres in the form of documentary films, photojournalism, art, movies, graphic novels, comic books, television, photo essay, etc. The Visual Storytelling has following characteristics; a story with a convincing plot and
point of view, images (still or moving) of high quality, based on environmental, social or spiritual value and an appeal towards bringing a change in behavior and attitudes.
The Digital Storytelling involves delivering stories with the help of music, narrative, images and voice together. It is basically a short form of digital film-making. With the help of Digital Storytelling people can share their life story to the audience.
Ordinary people or citizen use Digital Storytelling to tell their stories to the main stream. Stories in Digital Storytelling are generally less than eight minutes and can be interactive in nature. The Digital Storytelling comprises of digital narratives such as hypertext, web-based stories, narrative computer games and interactive stories. Today it is widely used for promotional and advertising purpose by non-profit organizations and commercial enterprises.
The Digital Storytelling involves use of digital voice recorders, final cut express, movie maker, digital cameras, iMovie, Vimeo, Youtube, podcasts, compact discs, DVDs, etc. In today’s age of technology and innovation the definition of Digital Storytelling is changing day by day. Digital Storytelling is more like in an evolutionary process which has no end. Everyday more and more people are using this type of storytelling and is especially popular among the students. Students either work alone or in a group to produce their digital stories. After completing these digital stories, they upload them to the internet and which is later available for the huge international audience.