Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Using Photography to tell a story

In this exercise, you would be pairing up with another classmate to do up a storyboard-cum-comic strip that would enable you to communicate your intended idea or messaging to a general audience. These are the activities that you would need to do:
  1. Develop a story idea for your comic strip. Just write down, in 1 paragraph the basic idea of your story. Be mindful of the theme that you and your classmate have in mind, as it must also be appropriate to the toys that you have brought to class. Some examples of universal themes that you might want to consider are LOVE, INNOVATION and TRAGEDY.
  2. By dividing each of your sketchbook page into 4 separate boxes, produce a storyboard of between 4 to 8 scenes (boxes) that would help you to tell your story. Take note of the types of shots that you and your classmate would be taking. I will explain concepts like CLOSE-UP SHOTS, MID-SHOTS, LONG SHOTS and PANORAMIC SHOTS during my class
  3. Once I have approved your story, you can start to take your pictures of your scenes. With thorough planning, you should be able to finish this part in 30 to 40 minutes
  4. Using the Storyboard template in Pages, work on developing and including your selected relevant pictures to tell your story. You might want to include Title Scene, Concluding Scene, Dialogue Boxes and Story Boxes in your storyboards to help  you to tell your story.
  5. For submission, you and your classmate will need to submit these:
    • The Pages storyboard document. Below is a sample picture of what you need to fill up in the template (the first 2 scenes/shots have been done for you as reference). Please rename your file as: 108_Storyboard-TanAhSeng+LimAhLeng
    • Pass the selected pictures to me so that I may upload them later for you
  6. DEADLINE: By next Tuesday, 8th March 2011
    Sample storyboard (incomplete); the first 2 scenes/shots have been done as reference

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