Update: I added the video, so that now the post on my digital story actually includes the digital story.
This was my first time making any sort of video story, so Rachel’s in class workshop was very beneficial. I was surprised at how quickly I felt comfortable with the technology involved. Pulling together the different components, from the voice-over to the drawings and photos to the music, allowed me to really express my personality. I feel that the video is an accurate representation of my story. However, due to the personal nature of the story itself, I ended up feeling vulnerable and quite stressed out. I had hoped that telling my story would be cathartic, but I found myself increasingly tense instead.
On Tuesday, I shared the video with my classmates. It was really their kind and appreciative response that relieved my fears and reminded me again that the world really is safe. I realized that I was actually quite pleased with my story and excited to have shared it. I felt like a weight had been lifted, which freed me up to be excited again. Uploading the video to YouTube, so that I could share it here, is also rather thrilling. I feel very official, even though YouTube is not exactly the most official of places.
And here is the video itself, ready for public viewing: