The flip side of that is that it may force my students to be creative and not just be content with the material I produce for them. If I lay down the challenge to them of making them either watch my boring material or create their own. I hope they would rise to the challenge and out do me.
I had a little trouble with coming up with new material just for this project. My previous classes have had me do similar projects and I'd all but used my material on those classes. After several failed attempts and several attempts that didn't please the creative side of myself, I decided to do digital storytelling inside of digital storytelling and add another layer to the project. I encountered only minor issues after that and was able to turn out a project that was somewhat acceptable in my mind. I realized through all of this that I have grand visions of what I would like to create which leads me to disappointment when I see the final product doesn't measure up.
A great link to information on integrating digital storytelling in the classroom is:
It also provides examples and plenty of guides and articles on the best uses of digital storytelling.