A storyboard is the equivalent of an outline for a paper. When you create a media project, you start with a storyboard.
Storyboards serve the following purposes:
If you’re writing a full script out first, it shouldn’t be longer than 2 double-spaced pages or reading it will take longer than 3 to 4 minutes.
2-column storymapping approach - Scroll down to the bottom of the page to Story Table Handouts
If you plan on including a video of yourself speaking, Zoom will probably work just fine for you. To learn some basic tips on how to improve the quality of your computer webcam recordings, watch this video.
If you have a smartphone, chances are it’s more than powerful enough to record quality video. Make sure that your phone is fully-charged and that you have enough free space to record. To learn about best practices when recording your video with a smartphone, watch this video.
Podcasts, voiceovers, bears, oh my! Take stock of your background noise: fans, A/Cs, dogs barking, kids playing. Do what you can to minimize those sounds — turn off the fan, close doors to muffle loud noises in other rooms. But remember: it's not the end of the world if you can't control the noise around you.
When recording only audio, there are two options:
Computer: Record in Zoom, and Zoom will provide an “audio_only” file!
Smartphone: Smartphones should have built-in recording apps!
iPhone: Voice Memos
Android: Voice Recorder
Depending on your computer, you may or may not be able to access video or audio editing programs. Watch the video entitled “Intro to Video Essays” to see an example of a video created with no editing software at all — only Zoom.
No matter what editing workflow you use, remember to collect all the media files you’re using for a video in ONE FOLDER.
Openshot, DaVinci Resolve, Photos app
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