Day in My Life

Overview

Process

  1. Track your data for 24 hours
  2. Organize the data into 6 to 10 general categories like eating, sleeping, school, etc.
  3. Create a trusted system
  4. Create a color palette and choose a font
  5. Write your script and add to blog
  6. Practice reading your script aloud many times, focusing on vocal tempo and inflection
  7. Record your script
  8. Edit your wav or mp3 audio file in GarageBand or Audacity
  9. Make your graph / chart in Illustrator or Google Sheets and post to Flickr
  10. Draw your storyboard, scan it, and post to Flickr
  11. Gather images from Search.CreativeCommons.org and save the date (you downloaded the image), site, username, and name of image for citation at the end of the movie
  12. Watch iMovie or YouTube Editor tutorials  – no Ken Burns effect!
  13. Edit your iMovie or YouTube Editor video
  14. Extra – find soundtrack music to add to your movie
  15. Finalize and Publish your video to YouTube as unlisted
  16. Create your blog post
    • Embed your videoin the blog post under the My Documentary heading
    • Copy and paste your narration into the blog post under the My Script heading
    • Embed from Flickr a copy of your storyboard under the My Storyboard heading
    • Embed a screenshot of your YouTube Editor screen from Flickr under the My Film Editing heading
    • Finish writing your What I Learned and Summary sections
    • Have someone proofread your blog post and turn in the feedback form

Sample Blog Posts

Goal of Project

  • Learn about productivity
  • Learn basic design continuity
  • Learn basic audio editing
  • Learn basic video editing
  • Learn basic infographic creation
  • Learn more about digital storytelling

Skills

  • 5.1 Define the elements of design ( e.g. line, form, color, space, texture, value, shape)
  • 5.2 Define the principles of design (e.g. emphasis, unity, balance, proportion, rhythm)
  • 5.3 Identify elements of composition C.R.A.P. (contract, repetition, alignment, proximity)
  • 5.4 Combine text, images, and sound by incorporate information from a wide range of media (e.g. films, newspapers, magazines, online information, television, videos, and electronic media-generated images)
  • 5.5 Use the selected media skillfully, edit appropriately and monitor for quality
  • 5.6 Scan photographs, objects, and drawings
  • 5.8 Panel elements and structure
  • 5.9 Export window and settings
  • 5.10 Test audience response and revise the presentation accordingly

Tutorials and Resources

Audio Editing 

Google Sheets, Creative Commons Images, and YouTube Editor Editing in Audacity Bring Sound into YouTube Editor and Publishing Other Tutorials

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