Reading Response #8

This week, read Briggs Chapter 8 and Mindy McAdams’ piece Five Shots, 10 Seconds.

Your response this week should be in storyboard form. Read what Briggs has to say about storyboards and, if you like, check out some examples.

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.)


17 thoughts on “Reading Response #8

  1. Hello,

    Here is my storyboard link: (picture might be a little hard to read but I tried to explain it in the body of my post as well)

    As for the reading this week I found it very interesting because it really went a little more in depth into how good storyboards are made. It talks about how many frames to use, what angles are good to use, how many seconds it should be, how to format it, etc. I find this all very useful and interesting seeing as I’ve never really dealt with storyboards. I’ve learned about them briefly from my advertising class as we’ve had to play around with it a bit for some of our campaign projects. And I also remember seeing storyboards during behind the scenes sequences for some of my favorite movies, so storyboards have always been something very interesting to me. In Briggs’ chapter I like when he talks about using different approaches for different stories. I think this is a very important note, especially for beginners, because just like different kinds of stories require a different kind of writing or format, the same applies for visual representations of that story. Briggs talks a lot about using single shots vs. multiple shots, mixing up the visuals, having interviews, and all that stuff. I thought it was all really helpful.


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