Day in My Life – Original


  • Watch The Time You Have (In JellyBeans) (2.75 minutes)
  • Watch Interlude (4 minutes)
  • Watch Time by Pink Floyd (7 minutes)
    • The highlighted lyrics:
      • “Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
      • You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
      • And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
      • No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.”
    • This album spent 15 years on the top 200 album chart
  • Why is time so important?
    • Read the statement below from David Allen about GTD (Getting Things Done)
      • “There are several, but the main ones are:
        1. CLEAR YOUR HEAD – Your head is for having ideas, not for holding them. In other words, build and maintain an “external brain” to hold all your significant reminders of commitments and creative thinking. You need mental and emotional space to be present in the moment, to be optimally creative, strategic, innovative, and ready for change and surprise.
        2. THINK AND DECIDE – Whatever has your attention needs specific thinking and decision-making in order to put it onto “cruise control” and to be appropriately engaged with it.
        3. KEEP A TRUSTED SYSTEM – You need a trusted system to maintain a current inventory of your commitments and intentions, reflected upon regularly.”
    • Watch The Art of Stress Free Productivity by David Allen
    • Explore Mr. Le Duc’s GTD bookmarks
    • Read Don’t Waste Your Mind as an Office by David Allen
  • Trusted Systems Ideas
  • For this project you will:
    • Create a trusted system to track your time and keep organized
    • Track a 24 hour period of time in your life
    • Create a color palette
    • Choose a font for all text design choices
    • Create pie chart in Illustrator to better visualize the data (Tufte)
    • Record audio professionally
    • Edit an audio narration mp3 of yourself with an audio editor (Audacity)
    • Make a storyboard of requirement media (Storyboard Paper)
    • Gather images to tell your day in your life story (Flickr and Creative Commons)
    • Make a movie in iMovie (Mac)
    • Publish to YouTube (unlisted for safety)


  1. Create a trusted system to keep track of the data for this project and all projects for class and LIFE!!!
  2. Track your data for 24 hours
  3. Organize the data into 6 to 10 general categories like eating, sleeping, school, etc.
  4. Create a blog post titled, A Day in My Life
  5. Create these headings:
    • Summary
    • Font
    • Color Palette
    • Pie Chart
    • Script
    • Audio Editing
    • Storyboard
    • Video Editing
    • The Documentary
    • What I Learned
  6. Choose a font and add under the heading
    • Watch tutorial
    • Use Georgia font for this project
    • Upload and Embed image from Flickr
  7. Create a color palette and add under the heading
  8. Make a pie chart with Google Sheets and add under the heading
  9. Write your scriptand add under the heading
    • Add text under the heading
  10. Practice reading your script aloud many times, focusing on vocal tempo and inflection
  11. Record your script in the soundroom
    • The unedited audio recording wav file will be saved to the server folder with your first name
  12. Create a storyboard and add under the heading
    • Upload and Embed image from Flickr
  13. Install Audacity for audio editing, if it is not installed
    • Audacity
  14. Edit your wav audio file in Audacity to remove the errors
  15. Screenshot your Audacity editing screen and add under the heading
    • Upload and Embed image from Flickr
  16. Gather images from and save the date (you downloaded the image), site, username, and name of image for citation at the end of the movie
  17. Watch Premiere Pro tutorials
  18. Edit your iMovie video
    1. Add your edited audio narration
    2. Add your pie chart as many times and you will reference it in the video
    3. Add the images into the timeline in the order on the storyboard
    4. Adjust time of each picture and pie chart image to fit your narration timeline
  19. Screenshot the iMovie screen and add under the heading
    • Upload and Embed image from Flickr
  20. Extra – find Creative Commons soundtrack music to add to your movie
  21. Finalize the movie and Publish your video to YouTube as unlisted
  22. Embed your video in the blog post under the The Documentary heading
  23. Finish writing your What I Learned and Problems I Solved and the Summary sections
  24. 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


  • 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

Recording Narration of Your Script

Camera Plus Separate Audio

Camera Audio


Editing in Audacity

More Resources

Feedback Form