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Instructor: Hanson Hosein
Office: Room 251C, Communications Building
Office Hours: By Appointment
Contact: hrhmedia@uw.edu

WINTER QUARTER: JAN-MARCH 2009

Since the advent of human communication, storytelling has been a key factor in our survival and development.

Over the last century, storytelling to an audience beyond our immediate social circle has largely been the preserve of industrialized, mass media. But now, with digital media, we can not only
listen to new voices, we can be those new voices – leading some to conclude that we have entered into a new Storytelling Age.

Despite our newfound access to these tools of creation and distribution, effective communication still requires the timeless basics of effective storytelling – perhaps even more so given the exponential increase in new content competing for attention.

In this hands-on course, we'll explore what it takes to conceive, develop, create and distribute compelling multimedia stories.

At the end of this course, we'll be able to:
- Identify the essential elements to successful
storytelling.
- Evaluate the societal impact of accessible,
inexpensive content creation technology.
- Consider the
business opportunities and legal issues, related to digital media content creation and distribution.

Multimedia Storytelling will be valuable to anyone who's interested in using storytelling techniques to successfully convey a message to a target audience using digital media.