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Digital Stories @ UMBC

May 2009 Archives

Stories from Intercultural Communications MLL 495/695

MLL 495 Intercultural Video Production
MLL 695 Intercultural Filmmaking

This course introduces the history and practices of the field of intercultural communication, including its diverse theoretical and conceptual approaches; its analytical and methodological tools of evaluation and assessment; basic principles of training and professional and career development opportunities in the various areas of the discipline, particularly as it is practiced at UMBC.

Since its beginning in 2004 this course has used digital storytelling as an introductory exercise, allowing students an opportunity to create personal reflective works. Telling their own story provides valuable insights into the filmmaking process as they prepare to tell the stories of others.

The Stories

Camp Hilarity Ryan Riehl 2008
With My Eyes Closed Joey Ofori 2008
UMBC Women's Lacrosse Team Suzanne Sweeny 2008
Egolandrysm Landry Digeon 2008
Out West Eric Robillard 2008
Sunday Dinners Mallory Aaronson 2008
You Make a Wonderful Cup of Tea Wambui Kamiru 2006
Goodbye to Pops Doug Glynn 2006
Bitten by the Adventure Bug Daniel Hall 2006
My Roots Tsisana Maysuradze 2006
To My Parents (english) Polina Vinogradova 2005
To My Parents (russian) Polina Vinogradova 2005
Ode to My Family Brian Greenan 2004
Second Chance Sarah Hill 2004

Summer Digital Story Workshop for Faculty 2009


On May 25, 26 and 27, UMBC's New Media Studio conducted a three-day introductory level digital story workshop for faculty. In addition to producing a digital story of their own, those attending the workshop gained insight into digital storytelling as a pedagogical and research tool.

The workshop was facilitated by a team of faculty, staff and graduate assistants who have over the last few years have worked extensively with digital stories in a number of ways. These included Bev Bickel, Jason Loviglio, Steve Bradley, Paul Iwancio, Bill Shewbridge, Polina Vinogradova and Satarupa Joardar.

One of the highlights of the workshop was a session on audio conducted by Steve Bradley of Visual Arts. Steve covered recording techniques and sound effects with a hands-on demonstration of creative techniques for building soundtracks.

The Stories

The Last Dog Bob Sloane
My Dearest Alexandra Taryn Bayles
The Best Laid Plans Susan Mundy
Lost and Found  Shuhua Bloom
See-It-There Olga Kritskaya
Trashy Art Sandra Abbott
My Movie Theater Nicoleta Bazgan
13,500  Feet Bob Reeves
Hair Matters Kimberly Moffitt
Everyone Should Be So Lucky Jim Milani
Everything I Need to Know in Life I Learned from the Obama Inauguration Christine Mallinson
Those Shoes Constantine Vaporis
Diss-Eeese Barry Casey