Tools - Helping you to write your own story

Here are some worksheets from my workshops - feel free to use them on your own. If your are interested in more or want to find out how to work with this material, just give me a call or send me an email:

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pssst... Storyboard
How to structure a story and where to start? Find here a short version on how to start a storyboard for your Corporate- or Brand-Story
Worksheet Storybord engl.pdf
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pssst... Eines Tages
Manchmal braucht man einfach eine ganz simple Checkliste, um anzufangen. Vielleicht hilft diese.
pssst... Eines Tages ....pdf
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pssst... Der Stoff für gute Geschichten
Wo findet man gute Stories? Hier finden Sie sechs Quellen, an denen es sich lohnt, zu graben.
pssst... Der Stoff für gute Geschichten.
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Tools - For your multimedia story

  • Aesop Story Engine (http://aesopstoryengine.com/)  is a collection of thirteen unique components wrapped in a plugin that can be used to present rich, interactive stories or articles in any WordPress theme.
  • Adobe Spark (https://spark.adobe.com/about/) - Turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos—in minutes.

  • Atavist (https://atavist.com/) -  Make a story, design it your way, share it. A powerful tool for media-rich stories.

  • Explory (http://www.explory.com/) -  It's easy to create a compelling story from your photos and videos — add music, narration and text.
  • Microsoft Sway (https://sway.com/) - well, it´s simple a great way to create a beautiful presentation. But some may call this storytelling.
  • Quik (https://quik.gopro.com/de/) - Make a little video with your photos and tell a little story
  • Pageflow (http://pageflow.io/de) - a favorite of German journalists ... one of the best tools to tell multimedia stories
  • Shorthand (https://shorthand.com/) - Beautifully simple storytelling. Design is key for this tool.
  • Slidestory (http://www.slidestory.com/) - ok, giving some images a voice is not really a story ... but it is a start and it is fun. With Slidestory you can create an audio slideshow and enrich your podcast.
  • Steller (https://steller.co/) - Everyone has a story to tell. Tell yours with photos, videos, and text. Create a multimedia story.

  • Storybuilder (http://storybuilder.jumpstart.ge/en) -  Build and Share the Next Generation Story. StoryBuilder allows anyone with text, pictures and/or videos to combine this content into a creative story that can be published and shared with the world.

  • Storyful (https://storyful.com/There has never been a better time to be a storyteller. And there is no team better suited to storytelling in the social age than the Storyful team. Storyful is very much about videos.
  • UtellStory (http://www.utellstory.com/) - Tell stories with audio, image, video and words. Collaborate on topics. It's fun, easy and free.

Other Tools:

  • Storybird (https://storybird.com/) Write. Your words. Our art. Amazing stories. Simple tools help you build books in minutes. Let the art inspire and surprise you as you write. Readers will encourage you along the way. ... a beautiful exeption among all this many multimedia. 
  • Storyboard Generator (http://generator.acmi.net.au/storyboard): create your own Storyboard.
  • StoryToolz (http://storytoolz.com/) - this are very interesting resources for authors.
  • Enlight Pixaloop (https://www.pixaloopapp.com/) - Breathe Life Into Your Photos ... a great App for your iphone to animate your photos.

Create a digital magazine, flipbook & ebook:

  • Flipsnack (www.flipsnack.com) - Digital flipbook maker  for stunning magazines. Create your own magazine  with a pdf or design it from scratch.
  •  Yumpu (www.yumpu.com) - The distribution of digital magazines has never been so simple ... this is Yumpu´s promise. Made with love in Switzerland.

 

There is very high enthusiasm around multimedia stories. New tools are popping up ... others are going out of business. Sorry if some of this links aren´t working - I´ll try to update this list as often as possible.