This week, read Briggs Chapter 8 and Mindy McAdams’ piece Five Shots, 10 Seconds.
Think about a story you are planning to do, or might do, for your group blog that could work well in video form. It might be a whole idea for a blog post, or it might be just one component of a blog post.
Try a rough storyboard! Imagine some options you might have for interesting visuals. You can draw the whole thing by hand, use a template, use post-it notes or some other method of your choosing. Scan it, or take a photo of it.
Here’s the rub: you can’t post an image in the comments section of this post. WordPress won’t allow it. But you CAN post a link. Upload your image to your own WordPress blog and then paste the link to your image in the comments section of this post. (You can store images on your WordPress blog even if you don’t put them in your blog. It’s just a place to put stuff, the same way that you can store files on your ePortfolio, or any other website you might have.)
If you have not uploaded files to your WordPress blog before, here’s how to do it: in WP Admin, go to Media (in the menu on the left) and select Add New. Choose your file from your computer. When it’s finished uploading, go to Media and select Library. You should see your image there. When you click on it, a URL will appear on the right. Copy and paste it into the comments section of this post! (See the first comment for my own example.)