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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ACMI Storyboard Generator

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image has a nice resource for creating storyboards. The ACMI Storyboard Generator provides templates with video directions for creating a storyboard from scratch. Alternatively, students can build a storyboard without using a template at all. Students needing a little inspiration for a story can consult some of the examples showcased under the "themes" tab and view the showcased videos.

Applications for Education
Whenever my students created video projects in my classroom, I always had them create an outline and or storyboard before they ever touched a video editing program. That way they had a clear plan when they started to build their videos. Without an outline or storyboard students tend to waste time because they get fascinated with transitions and effects and forget that they are actually trying to convey a message with their videos. The ACMI Storyboard Generator could be a very useful tool for students who need to generate clear outlines for video projects.

H/T to EduTecher.