This video is a Classic Ruby Original. Enjoy as she shares her aging crisis story with you. We promise, like most of Ruby’s work, it’s not gonna be some boring, sobfest! But it’ll still touch you man, and make you think!!
So, at least half of you (probably 75% of you) clicked on this post today wondering “WTF is a digital story, Ruby, and why, exactly do you have any idea what one is?”. Trust me, although the name may sound a bit strange, ultimately we encounter digital stories on a daily basis, especially on one of North America’s favourite video sharing website’s: you – guessed it!!
YouTube! The above video is a digital story that obeys all of the rules, most of which I have forgotten since it’s been about 3 years since I took my Digital Storytelling elective in college (I know, you’re all dying right now, thinking, where the hell did this girl go that she took such random ass courses in college, and what program was she in?? Well, I went to Sheridan College, Trafalgar Campus, and I was taking the General Arts and Science University Transfer program. So, now you know! *wink, wink*)
Making a picture slide show doesn’t, of course, make you a digital storyteller, although like most arts, when they gain popularity and widespread access, the things that will qualify under that “art” become very diverse. I actually found the art to be rather satisfying, much like scrapbooking can be for others (I personally find scrapbooking to be an extremely tedious and mind-numbing task, but I’m sure scrapbookers say the same about us bloggers!). After about a 3 year hiatus or so, I’m currently working on a new digital story. I’m actually creating it specifically for a post I am planning on making. More details to come, but lets just say that it has to do with people who are always about “me, me, me!!!”..
Anyway, I wrote this story at a transitional phase in my life, and I was pretty darned proud of how it turned out. The funny thing is, after watching it over, I realize just how much about your life can change in 3 or 4 years. If you could have told me all that would be different now, I would have told you how full of BS you were. I have this whole series of digital stories planned out in the next little while, just to update my life! I hope y’all enjoyed it!