Ah yes, this will do it.
I create a simple template for myself so that I am clear on what I want to explain or show in a video.
This is a reproduction of the storyboard that I used to make the PSA Fannie Lou Hamer PSA
Why Would I Want to Know This?
A restatement of the reason why other people would be interesting in the video. I know why I want to do it however the video will be watched by other viewers. What benefit will they get from the video?
|Title Card – Intro||Fannie Lou Hamer speaking before Congress||Comment About Black Women|
|Fade Into Comment Card||Ignorant Comment Card|
|Cut to Congress||Fannie – Congress|
|Transition Image 3||Fannie – Speaking|
|Transition Image 4||Fannie – Sad|
|Transition Image 5||Fannie – Older|
|Title Card – Fannie 1964||Fannie 1964|
|Title Card – Know Your History||Know Your History|
|Title Card – Stop the Verbal Violence Against Women||Stop the Verbal Violence Against Women|
I made this in 2009. I should try again because I didn’t leave enough time for the reading of the card and I would like to have a better mix of text to images.
You do, you learn and then you do some more. But without this really simple outline I might not have gotten as far as I did.
This is my storyboard; it could be much better by adding start and stop times and making decisions about removing photos to strengthen the point.
In the other hand Mrs. Hamer was a very powerful speaker. Nothing I could do can draw attention away from her voice. A great lady.
It doesn’t have to be complicated but if you want to get a message or idea across you might need to plan it out.
This is just my two cents on the matter.