WGU TDT1 6 Cell Storyboard Portfolio Creation Process
Hmmmm..... Where do I begin???
Ok let's put together a plan. I want an instructional mager style video....
I'd like to share with you today how I create my video!
As part of my assignment I used a new software StoryboardThat. Although I had not used it before, it was simple to use and I was able to quickly create a great looking storyboard.
Ugh... take two! Or is that three? Try and try again. Maybe this time with the lens cover off.
Prior to using StoryboardThat, I would write or draw out my ideas for a video. This would help me visualize if my intended purpose flowed and conveyed my idea to my intended audience. Sometimes I would also get a second opinion to make sure an unbiased person understood my message the same way I had envisioned.
Edit what has been created till it is just right!
Once I have my ideas laid out, whether using paper on software like StoryboardThat, I can begin the filming process. I typically have a script or at least some bullet point topics I want to present during the video. Once the camera is rolling the script often adjusts due to the written word often flows differently once it is spoken out loud.
Practice makes perfect and trial and error are to be expected. I set a high standard for myself and want to put my best work forward. In order to accomplish this it often requires multiple takes to get it right.
Once I video is recorded, the concept doesn't stop there. Editing the video is also important. This is where you can add effects, intros, outros, captions or improve the quality, look and feel of the final product to make a quality polished video.
Finally you get to upload your video to your intended audience. But all of your hard work doesn't guarantee success. Once you have taken all the necessary steps to properly market your video to get in front of your intended audience, your viewers still may or may not appreciate or understand your intentions you had hoped for. In an effort to reduce negative blow-back, I have a small testing audience I share with first for a second opinion. I may or may not make the suggested changes and then its fingers crossed as it is finally submitted to the world to receive. Whatever the response the process is fun and always a learning process along the journey.