We looked at "The Art of Storyboarding" in our introduction to Storyboards and Video Production Planning. We made note that the storyboard is the first thing we must complete in a video project, since it will guide the entire production (and post-production.) Students will pitch their storyboard, get feedback, discuss options, and incorporate revisions and improvements in their plans.
Students can see the 1943 Storyboard Pitch for Disney's Lady & The Tramp as reconstructed from actual scripts and photos here: Lady & The Tramp Storyboard.
But perhaps a more useful example is this example for a short animation of "Heroes & Villains." Happy Pitching!
Your personal introduction video clip may not be this awesome:
But, CM412 students are making a compelling introduction video to include in their websites, portfolios - and yes, possibly in their digital resumes!
They will incorporate their knowledge of design principles, camera work, use of materials, video editing and more to produce a clear and cogent storyboard from which they will build a shot list for production.
Completed video clips will be posted on their blogs first, then incorporated into their other digital projects.
Before directing the shoot, students will storyboard their project, compile interview questions, create a shot list assign roles, set-up the shoot, review equipment, weather, lighting and other considerations.
Then... they will direct, shoot and edit a great introduction video!
Digital Literacies students will be building a repertoire of basic camera shots and angles in preparation to shoot some "B-roll" in the field. Students will review the Basic Shots and Angles worksheet.
Digital Literacies students worked on a project to learn and apply various elements of video editing available in Premiere Pro. They were given a music sample and flag video clip (licensed for educational use from Video Blocks,) along with three still images (public domain from the Library of Congress.) They put these together to make an introduction/opening for a documentary about baseball. The instructor's "quick and dirty" sample looks like this:
Some of the tasks I completed while making this clip: