Today we will do the following:
Watch and provide feedback on any student films. So far we have one:
Next we will check out our infographics and provide feedback to each other on our techniques and topics.
I will distribute the rubric for the video project reflection.
AND….we will take a look at visual storytelling:
Gettysburg (as delivered in Powerpoint)
Presentations as Storytelling
(material here comes from the book resonate: present visual stories that transform audiences, by Nancy Duarte (Wiley, 2010):
One reason presentations are boring to watch: no identifiable stories. Here is a recognizable story pattern:
Relatable and Likable Hero
Situation: Jake Sully is a paralyzed ex-Marine who is selected for the Avatar program, which will enable him to walk through a proxy Na’vi body in the land of Pandora.
Encounters and Roadblocks
Complication: Jake falls in love with a Na’vi woman, Neytiri, in Pandora. As the humans encroach on the forest seeking valuable minerals, Jake is forced to choose sides in an epic bottle.
Resolution: Under Jake’s leadership, the Na’vi defeat the humans. Jake is permanently transformed into a Na’vi and gets to live on Pandora with Neytiri.
Duarte describes other story forms, including The Hero’s Journey Structure. Star Wars is a wonderful example. Mr. Darvasi addresses these story types in his grade 11 media course.