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Digital Storytelling: Technology/Equipment

Media Equipment

The equipment you use will be determined by the types of media you will incorporate in your story:

  • Photos/images:
    • Scanner for old photographs and documents
    • Digital Camera for shooting new, high quality images to incorporate
  • Audio:
    • Microphone attachment for computer when doing voice over
    • Digital voice recorder for recording narration or interviews.
  • Video:
    • Video camera for recording footage, interviews, etc.

Your friendly campus library also has some equipment you can use:

Find more information about library technology and equipment here.

Students, faculty and staff may checkout multimedia equipment on a first-come, first-served basis from the IT Helpdesk in Walsh Gardner 108. There are no reservations. A current, valid UW Tacoma ID card is required. Equipment may be used for a one-week period. Available equipment varies depending on role.

Equipment available for check out

  • Audio recorders - digital, micro or cassette
  • Digital SLR Cameras
  • Digital Still Cameras
  • Headphones
  • Lighting Kits
  • Microphones
  • Tripods
  • Video cameras - digital hard drive, Mini-DV or VHS

More information about hours and location of equipment checkout.

Your smartphone is an amazing piece of technology that fits in your pocket, and very well could help you create your digital story.  However, it does have it limitations.  Check out this article of things to remember when shooting video with your phone.