# An example Multimedia Storyboard

Hi Peter,

Click! I now see where the storyboard guidelines fit. For me, I have had 2 different experiences with the use of storyboarding. The first was in the production of films, the 2nd was for instructional designs. Personally, I prefer the film production process for its relative simplicity. It involves 3 stages of preparation - the treatment, then the script and finally the storyboard. When the storyboard happens, it is simply a comic strip with a frame of descriptive text. Anything needing more complicated description is written up in the script and treatment.

I think what you have here is a combination of the instructional designer and film maker storyboard. The cell that you have for icons.. I think it should be more dominant, and should be used to illustrate the story more (rather than iconise it). To demonstrate this, I think it would be a matter of drawing the story frame and replacing the icon with the scan of the drawing.

09:35, 23 June 2008

Great feedback Leigh,

After reading over the treatment concept (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_treatment) I believe what we should be after for short multimedia based OERs is more of a treatment. I actually see what I have done here to be more of a treatment that a storyboard. I see the treatment a quicker solution to putting the concept "to paper". And given the ease of creating short multimedia objects I don't know if a storyboard is necessary. What do you do when you create a screencast? I could see storyboards important for longer multimedia works.

12:55, 23 June 2008

Hi Peter! I dunno why, but my so called watch didn't email alert me to your message.. do you keep track of conversations through alerts? or some other way? I'm here to post my first draft for our bid.

What do I do when creating screencasts? Exactly nothing :) but that's because I am riding the breath of fresh air that things like Youtube have afforded us with perceptions of quality :) Its a bit like what pocket digital cameras have done for each of us in terms of photography. We are ready and able to capture so many more moments than we were with film SLRs! I think of on the fly screen recordings the same way. The more the better - someone, somewhere, eventually will get it right.

As for more professional productions, such as the one for this bounty.. I think a treatment is necessary in terms of bidding and proposing (see what I am about to post), as well as useful for getting a team of more than one on the same page in terms of what is being created. I think a story board is a good process to go through for the same reasons, as well as just preparing and making sure you haven't over looked something.

But all this needs to be put into perspective with the types of budgets we are working with. For $1500 would I be better cranking out 150 on the fly screen recordings, or careful constructing 5 with a team of 3 or 4? 04:17, 25 June 2008 Leigh, I find the configuration of WE a little inconsistent. sometimes I get alerted, sometimes I don't. Unfortunately, mostly I don't. I find the LQ threads environment to much of a Beta... I usually just monitor my current projects for messages. This lack of good messaging will bite back sometime soon. We'll miss something big and it will force a rethink... I agree with your screencasting position. Yes, putting things into perspective is helpful. And yes a$1500 bounty can go different distances in different situations. I'm hoping this CCNC bounty will produce a few exemplary MM OERs...

Cheers,

11:59, 25 June 2008