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The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
The Making of a Blockbuster: Using Cinematic Techniques in eLearning
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  • 1.  
  • 2. What story does this house tell?
  • 3. A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words by Phillip Sexton Simple exercises to invigorate ideas of what a picture really could say. http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1582974721/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link http://www.amazon.com/Picture-Worth-1000-Words-Image-Driven/dp/1582974721
  • 4. <ul><li>1935-1943 </li></ul><ul><li>Federal photographs taken were distributed by the agency to newspapers and magazines to build support for the government’s New Deal rural programs. </li></ul>Pictures with a Story to Tell
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  • 6. Story?
  • 7. How can we tell better stories?
  • 8. Can you identify a famous “story” in the media recently?
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  • 10. Story Basics
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  • 12. A story with visuals, motion, sound???
  • 13. Cinematic Theory The “Voice” of the storyteller (instructional designer). Applying media elements: motion, visual, audio, timing/presentation in a particular way to tell the story.
  • 14. Call up a friend…
  • 15. Wheee! Movie Night! I love movie night!
  • 16. Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made. George Burns
  • 17. I want to make people cry even when they don't understand my words. Edith Piaf
  • 18. Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery . It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. -Paul Newman eLearning Guild Learning Solutions, Edge and Emotion What eLearning Programs are Missing , Oct. 27, 2008
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  • 20. Throw things at them, hurl them off a cliff, or pull them into a dangerous love story, and they know that nothing will happen to them.  Use characters to tease and pull them along to their goals. 1. It’s for the audience.
  • 21. Particular uses of visuals, sound, motion, should involve knowing what emotions you want the audience to experience at a particular time.  2. See, hear, motion the emotion. A close-up will fill the screen with emotion, and pulling away to a wide angle shot will dissipate that emotion.  A sudden cut from wide to close-up will show a sudden surprise.  A strange angle will heighten the dramatic meaning. Give a visual perspective or camera view “through another’s eyes” to involve the audience. Montage, a sequencing technique in which a series of short shots
  • 22. 3. A little less conversation, a little more action Keep it conversational and short! You don’t have to tell everyone everything. Show a smile, disappointment…voice “inflections” in narration…a little sarcasm, humor, can help get the point across… See blog.cathy-moore.com for ideas Writing Ideas: http://blog.cathy-moore.com/?cat=9#SlideFrame_1
  • 23. 4. Twists, Tension, and Timing Have some things happen at once. Visuals move faster on screen to show tension…create pace. Games…
  • 24. Chaotic sounds, unsettling, busy visual motion creates early tension, can’t hear…”something is wrong” feeling.
  • 25. THE BIRDS (See YouTube)
  • 26. POV in courtroom; can’t “see” stranger but others can…seems mysterious, questionable; Close ups, Ingrid’s view after some drinks
  • 27. NOTORIOUS – Opening Scene (YouTube Notorious Scene 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0wFV6D3-2E
  • 28. The next day POV: Close up with drink; cut to strange angles sense dizziness
  • 29. NOTORIOUS (YouTube Scene 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3MJjoQivRM
  • 30. The Cameo Early “Easter Egg” Out of his 52 films, Hitchcock was a cameo in how many? http://www.filmsite.org/hitchcockcameos.html
  • 31. eLearning Cinematic Techniques +
  • 32. eLearning “Episode” Actors, audience follows characters, typically more polished. Characters present information, staged…
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  • 36. http://multistorymedia.com/optimalprescribing/00_menu.html Optimal Prescribing
  • 37. eLearning “Documentary” YouTube style, personal, close face shots, personal perspective on a topic—what really happens, “on the ground”
  • 38. <ul><li>Museums on the Web - Best of the Web </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.archimuse.com/mw2008/best/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Stories - no video, pictures and the power of sound </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.itvs.org/facetoface/intro.html </li></ul><ul><li>TED Wish – Pangea </li></ul><ul><li>Jehane Noujaim's wish: I wish to bring the world together for one day a year through the power of film. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pangeaday.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.6billionothers.org – video close ups </li></ul><ul><li>“ Portrait of contemporary mankind” – universal questions, what can we learn from life’s difficulties…. </li></ul>
  • 39. Flip Videos Created DevLearn Session 402 Get Hi-Fi from Lo-Fi <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADloRNFup4o </li></ul><ul><li>Actors </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmmNanoBLsw </li></ul><ul><li>“ napkin style” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi-Plzs5_JA </li></ul><ul><li>“ Common craft” cut out style </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to George Aston and Mark Chrisman!!!! </li></ul>

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