Bring your ideas to video in no time with Storyboarding

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Have you got a science story to tell? There’s a lot of planning that needs to be done before the cameras start rolling. This slide show will offer tips to newbie and wannabe science film makers.

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Bring your ideas to video in no time with Storyboarding

  1. 1. Bring your ideas to video in no time with
  2. 2. Have you got something to show? Can you show it? How will you show it? If NO—then no VIDEO is needed. (Class dismissed!) Talking heads  (examples)
  3. 3. Comic strip, cartoon Visual representation of shot list Does not show all the action Director’s cheat sheet Provides notes for camera operator
  4. 4. What kind of video will it be? Interview Voiceover Event Demo Animation?? Final product desired dictates level of detail in storyboard.
  5. 5. Conflict/Resolution Mystery/ Solved Question/ Answer Method/How to Think it through as much as you can!
  6. 6. Beginning: sets the scene, intro characters, defines problem Middle: actions, demonstrations, event, steps End: conclusion, summary, punchline, resolution
  7. 8. Make your storyboard! Artistic skills not required. (photos, ppt, notecards) Organize beginning—middle– end. (story) Think about the camera angles and shots. (vary) Assume 4-10 seconds per frame.(commercials) Keep message focused. (Lego Video)
  8. 9. <ul><li>http://inbt.jhu.edu/outreach/media-library/video </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>Props/equipment/ photos? </li></ul><ul><li>Other shots? </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Goal is to get good, usable sound bites </li></ul><ul><li>PRE-pare your subject </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to ask impromptu questions </li></ul><ul><li>Always ask: Is there anything else you would like to talk about? </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Learn as much as you can in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Know who you MUST talk to </li></ul><ul><li>Know what shots you MUST have </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to be prepared to be spontaneous </li></ul><ul><li>TwitterJay video </li></ul><ul><li>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuJNKmOSHRo </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Posting size </li></ul><ul><li>Video format: HD </li></ul><ul><li>Your Own Website </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Vimeo </li></ul><ul><li>SciVee </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>
  13. 14. Audio/Sound Lighting Equipment
  14. 15. Mary Spiro Science Writer Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology [email_address] @Mary_Spiro

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