- Your topic is nourishment.
- The story-telling should be journalistic.
- The focus of the show should be very narrow.
- Write a script to read for narration of the slides. Practice your timing.
- For best results, complete the audio outside of iMovie (or whatever program you’re using). You’ll have a much easier time editing audio, and maintaining quality if you use a program such as Audition or Audacity.
- Record the script in Audition, preferably. Save the audio file as an MP3 (or suitable file format) and import into your slideshow editor
- Finished product should be a 1-2 minute slideshow with 10-15 photos. You may use iMovie, Premiere or Windows Movie Maker. I’ll demo iMovie in class but you are responsible for making yourself an expert on the software. The iMovie link above will take you to a series of useful tutorials.
Fill out the project proposal on Moodle. I will provide feedback, including suggestions and approval of the project.
- Vary your photo composition. Shoot different angles and different distances (super-close, close and medium are best) of each subject. Better to have too many than too few.
- Most of the photos should include faces. For this project, it’s OK to breech that rule occasionally.
- Publishable quality journalistic story-telling
- Quality photos
- Variety in photos
- Cohesive, organized story-telling
- Smooth transitions and timing
- Clear, understandable audio with no background noise
- Music is optional (be very careful with music)
Number of photos to select from: Minimum of 10
Composition and beyond. Read all the links on the page.
Upload the slideshow to a post on your website and provide the URL on Moodle. Make sure you provide a short bit of text in the post to provide context.
For instructions on moving iMovie files from one computer to another, see this.