DIY WebVideo Workshop for Media Tectonics - 10.26.09


Published on Lauren Shannon and I did a joint presentation on social and new media, to the Media Tectonics community. The audience was predominantly middle-aged journalists, writers, artists, consultants, entrepreneurs, etc. lots of cultural creatives or those who are moving into that lifestyle.
If you're in Japan and spend time in Tokyo, contact Media Tectonics for upcoming seminars:
Cindy: cindyATmediatectonicsDOTcom
To enjoy Lauren's fabulous Kimono Wine Bar (Nisseki Dori in Nishi Azabu):
and for video production, new media workshops and consultations in Tokyo: Terri terriATmodernmediajapanDOTcom
Update-please click here for the revised PDF

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DIY WebVideo Workshop for Media Tectonics - 10.26.09

  1. 1. produce distribute measure DIYsyndicated & standalone audio and video programs via the great and glorious Internet Terri MacMillan Modern Media Japan
  2. 2. lots of reasons
  3. 3. but first...
  4. 4. had a little insomnia started reading twitter saw ‘best local video ever!’ ?
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  6. 6. “...A couple from Georgia who bought furniture at the store Saturday told workers they were there because of the ad...”
  7. 7. for Slideshare viewers: If the video didn’t work, here’s the link again:
  8. 8. video and audio engage through emotions
  9. 9. Step 1: Plan the story Step 2: Create the storyboard Step 3: The production Step 4: The edit Step 5: Publish & measure
  10. 10. Step 1: Plan your story What are the top 3 reasons that you enjoy the work you want to talk about? Write down the history Create a simple timeline Review testimonials and opinions from others Feel free to add to the story as you learn more - don’t worry about editing at this point.
  11. 11. Understanding the story format What story format fits your message and the viewer best? For example: Testimonials Case studies Humor Re-enactment Fiction Other Will the story be told in an informal style? As news, or a documentary? Will you need actors for a work of fiction? Do they have to be human - can you use cartoons, or dolls, or stick figures?
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  13. 13. Create the narrative: time for the index cards (and or whiteboard and or table and or floor) The problem The protaganist 1 The villain The story arc The resolution Summarize: My Story Is About:
  14. 14. Story Format Narrative
  15. 15. Step 2: Create your storyboard
  16. 16. everything is media Photos Videos Graphics Speeches Summaries Presentations Things (that you can shoot, scan, record)
  17. 17. Shot List (what you need title to shoot) visual opening Sound: teacher explaining sound how to start the project + (already Media list available) story arc Visual: 3 picture slideshow of the workshop at dawn Sound: hammering sounds Background: color that closing matches the emotion: make a background from Keynote or Powerpoint, export for video
  18. 18. Close-up Wide Medium Close-up - over shoulder Close-up Close-up *she’s a 45 year old knit doll made by my Aunt Gloria Close-up
  19. 19. Step 3: The production Step 4: The edit
  20. 20. Step 5: Publish & measure
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  22. 22. Tools Resources Teleprompter on your PC: Videocue Pro http:// Stock photos, graphics, video footage, audio overview.htm Edit Online Music Desktop Editing List of various sites with thousands of resources: some free for credit only, some for Mac iLife’s iMovie sale at good indie prices: http:// Windows MovieMaker Linux various podsafe_resources.html Awesome Video Podcast Tutorial Show Film Riot: rain?hp
  23. 23. Thank you! Terri MacMillan Modern Media Japan