The NZTA 2012 Educationcompetitions Storyboard tips for 2012
Videos and digital stories – Tips for teachersStudents can go further with video and digital storytelling if theyfollow a process.The 4 stages:DevelopmentDecide what the story is and what you will use to tell the storyPre-production.Choose locations, create a storyboard and shooting scheduleProduction of storyboardMake Storyboard with photos or pics and/or animations and/or pptsetcPre-pare for Post-production.Review edit and add directions sounds and ideas about music toyour entry
Storyboard tipsPlan out your digital story•A storyboard helps yougenerate ideas and see whatworks•Storyboards look like acomic strip and can bedrawn on paper or with astill camera or a computer•Scenes may follow theformula of anticipation,action and reaction•Storyboards help students A storyboard helps youplan the pace of new generate ideas and testinformation so the audience what ideas work for yourwont get confused story
Storyboard tipsYou can include:•Drawings indicating whereactors will be placed (try therule of thirds)•Actors’ movements•The duration and type of shot(e.g. long shot, medium shotor close up)
Storyboard tipsYou can include:•Placement and movement ofcameras•Lighting requirements•Dialogue•Background music and sounds A storyboard helps you generate ideas and test what ideas work for your story
Videos and digital stories – Tips for teachersDevelopmentPre-productionDevelopment can be a very creative time.Students will choose a genre, and write a script.Suggest that your students ask each other:•Who is the target audience?•What are you trying to do – persuade, inform, entertain?•What is the main point of your story? What information is importantto be included?•Where will the story be told?•What will happen in the beginning, middle and end?
DevelopmentPre-productionDecide if you will use moving images(video), still photographs or drawings,animation or a combination for thefinal production.If you don’t have access to a videocamera, other devices can capturevideo.These include: digital still, mobilephones, computer cameras.Finding moving and still imagesonline. Often free, but do read http://education.nzta.govt.nz/licensing requirements competitions/the-nzta-primary- years-competitionSound and music. Best created by you
More pre-production tipsGetting students into different roles helps achieve the end product.•Writers ﬁnalise script and storyboard•Location managers ﬁnd locations•Gather Ideas for props and costuming•Actors or animation?•Directors decide onhow each scene will look
More pre-production tipsWith your storyboard in hand, break your movie downinto a shooting schedule.The shooting schedule lists all the scenes or imagesin the order you will shoot them.Shots can be grouped by the:•Same location•Same props or costuming•Same characters•Same time of day 9
Check the terms and conditions online herehttp://education.nzta.govt.nz/competitions/the-nzta-primary- years-competitionEnter by 27 July2012 schoolsWinning schoolswill be notiﬁedby 10 August2012.