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The Art of the Narrative - TechMunch NY 2012 (by Tricia Okin)

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A recent panel at TechMunch NY 2012 about how to organize one's thoughts as a food blogger. We heard Kasey Fleisher-Hickey (food and music blogger), Clay Williams (photographer) and Liza DeGuia …

A recent panel at TechMunch NY 2012 about how to organize one's thoughts as a food blogger. We heard Kasey Fleisher-Hickey (food and music blogger), Clay Williams (photographer) and Liza DeGuia (filmmaker) tell how they plan out their narratives.

I also introduced the audience to methods of paper prototyping, mind mapping both on paper and digitally with apps and to storyboarding.

http://techmunchny.com/
http://papercutny.com

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  • 1. THE ART OF THE NARRATIVE TechMunch NY 2012
  • 2. GOALS: V Understand your creative process and combine that with knowledge such as stats and user feedback. V Get an idea that you’re excited about out of your head and into real space. Understand how it may relate to other ideas and your current paths in life. V You can do this for each project or quarterly. The point is to keep it fun so that you keep doing it. V Organize your thoughts for now, next time and later. It’s okay to not do everything at once and you’re not a failure. V Recognize the pace of posting that you’re comfortable with achieving. Attempting to do 7 posts per week when you can only process the photos/videos for one post per is a recipe for trouble.
  • 3. get ideas out of your head: CARD SORTING & DRAWING mind mapS
  • 4. get ideas out of your head: mind mapping app
  • 5. get ideas out of your head: collaging
  • 6. get ideas out of your head: story boarding
  • 7. KASEY FLEISHER-HICKEY
  • 8. CLAY WILLIAMS
  • 9. LIZA DE GUIA
  • 10. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION! V What’s a project / series you’re itching to do? V Why and how long have you wanted to do it? V Name some keywords describing how this makes you feel thinking about it. V Who are the key players? V What do you want to learn and what do you want your readers to learn? V How much time do you have to do it? Shoot photos, videos, etc? When’s the next time you can go visit and have fun?
  • 11. EXERCISES! V Plan out your June vegetable/produce abundance post or series. V What colours in your photography will help convey your excitement and the freshness of the food? V Do you want to only show the produce or also include a recipe to use them? V How much writing are you willing to do? Try moving beyond guilty feelings of having to write a lot and focus mostly on images. V Will breaking it into a weekly series over a month help you allocate enough time to do it properly instead of rushed and stressed? Also, this may give your readers reasons to return to your blog every week.
  • 12. APPS & RESOURCES. APPS FOR DESKTOP, PHONE AND TABLET Mindmeister: http://www.mindmeister.com/ Popplet: http://popplet.com/ Evernote Food: http://evernote.com/food/ Photomechanic: http://www.camerabits.com/site/PhotoMechanic.php Aperture: http://www.apple.com/aperture/ Adobe Premiere: http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere.html iMovie: http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/ Final Cut Pro X: http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/ MIND MAPPING RESOURCES http://fidzwan.blogspot.com/2010/05/thematic-project.html http://www.mind-mapping.org/mindmapping-and-creativity/ http://www.mindmeister.com/ http://ranjeetm64mc.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/storyboarding-2/
  • 13. THANK YOU. FIND THE PRESENTATION HERE IN 24 HOURS: http://www.slideshare.net/papercutny Tricia Okin @papercutny // papercutny.com Kasey Fleisher-Hickey @TTableKitchen // turntablekitchen.com Liza De Guia @skeeternyc // foodcurated.com Clay Williams @ultraclay // ultraclay.com