For months I was having questions about the practicalities of digital storytelling. How much time does it take? Which tools should one use? What are the alternatives? InKenzo has a great post about all this on Nonprofit Commons, Digital Storytelling Methods: Time & Resources Needed?
Digital Storytelling can be about machinima, but also about using the Flip-camera, Flickr photo collections or animation. On TechSoup.org there is more about the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Event 2011 with free webinars and tweetchats.