Telling a Story with Video incorporates the unique technologies of digital video and I-Movie as well as word processing to assist students in developing a short movie. They will review the elements of a short story and study main ideas, characters, and story development through viewing simple video stories. In the class, students brainstorm, outline, write, and edit a story of their own creation. Students will then develop a storyboard of appropriate scenes that best tells their story through video. Students will learn to use a digital video camera and tape simple scenes created from their storyboards. Their characters, scenes and props are of their own creation. They can draw from things at home, school or from computer-generated images to serve their creativity. They will link their scenes together to create a movie. Other components include reviewing simple video, taped stories and watching the "Making of Jurassic Park", which shows the transition of the film industry to digital animation.