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Story-boarding and Final Presentation(Video Planning)

Hi,

Today I am going to describe the definition of storyboarding and some tips and tricks to make it more attractive, also give you some information about video creating/editing tools which could help you to create your own video much easier and better!

Story-boarding:

A storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence(template).

We as a group have decided to visualize our role in the IWF NGO, We have chosen Storyboarding Method as it is one of the most explicit ways of it!

As we are three groups working on the same issue (Water Problem),We divided tasks so Our group (The Collaborators) worked on a part of the whole story-board. Our task was to visualize a solution for Water Problem.So we tried to expose to this matter rationally and the Outcome satisfied me. In my opinion not necessarily all Ideas work, but doing something is better than just staying and nagging about problems!

Here you can find some useful info to make your own Storyboard:

Final Presentation(Video planning)

As we are going to make a video for our final presentation we should be pretty much organized and follow the right path to make an efficient one. But how we are going to do it? let me explain:

First of all, I asked Alan to give me some instructions about how to make a video(Technically) and what should be content.(Here you can watch our hangout video). So the next step was finding a best program for it, Here are my recommendations:

Actually we are not started to make the video yet, as we (Whole three group) are all working on the content nowadays, But hopefully within couple of weeks you can see it on our blog as well as project community website.

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: IDE Collaborators

Teamwork, learning and other tales…

The mother of all lessons
Looking back our crash against a wall in terms of structuring our work in week 4 has been the biggest lesson during this project. This was a lesson we learned as a whole NGO group, not just the individual teams. Being too focus driven lead us to jump to conclusions. The confusiasm made us panic and we tried to combat it with coming up with results fast.

We all thought confusiasm was a pretty funny term for just being confused but I think as a team we have finally grasped the logic behind it and furthermore how to embrace it. Taking it slow and not looking at the final outcome but the steps leading to it proved to be an approach that will even help us in other projects (if not even most) in the future.

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We came close to making the same mistake again when creating the script for the video. We had the final video in mind and not what was required to complete it. This time however we took a step back and came together to discuss the outcomes and what needed to be done. Structuring our work helped a lot and we avoided being stung by the same bee twice.

Inspire me

The team blogs within our NGO were of most help to gain further insight into what has been discussed in our team meetings and what Francois had given us to chew on. It was a great source of learning and ensuring we were all on the same wavelength. Reading how another team had perceived the learning of the week gave us new perspectives and encouraged active conversations in our team meetings.

Our NGO had an amazing amount of input for us that required all of the teams to receive the same message. Reading through others blogs again helped us with that.

Bringing all the good things together

Screenshot at Oct 06 20-44-34All teams working on our NGO collaborated from the get go to create a structured and unified solution. We started by brainstorming within the teams. The ideas were brought together in front of the big audience to refine and decide what will be done. This way we kept changing between working in teams of 5 and with the entire group. From the proposal we distributed tasks to the teams to contribute to the final solution. This led to a solution that has many creative inputs and unifies the vision of 15 people in one product.

Our group working structure

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The final presentation again has been split up into three parts (see below) that then got assigned to the teams. This way we agreed on a format and content together while having creative individual input.

  1. Problem – Batco
  2. Existing Initiative – 5Kings
  3. Proposal – Collaborators

Each team works on a script as well as a storyboard which will be merged to form a complete presentation. We understood that teams need to work together closely to ensure the transitions are logical and work. Once the final project has been agreed on, it will then go into production.

Another benefit of this approach is that we do not have to coordinate what goes where and have ideas competing with each other within the team.

This week, team work has been more important than ever before. We needed to communicate on a regular basis to ensure all the puzzle pieces fit together. Finding the right way to split the workload and setting strict deadlines was crucial to achieve the objective of bringing our storyboards together.

Reaching out

We are also looking into more ways to collaborate with the Interhague team to see if our NGOs can benefit from each others work. We will have another Google Hangout brainstorm session next week to explore what might be possible. This will not fundamentally change our proposal to our NGO but we believe everyone can benefit from being open towards new connections and fresh ideas. Stay tuned for some exciting development in cross NGO work!

Let us know how you approached working on a common video as a group, did you also split the workload of a unified idea? What do you think of our approach? We are looking forward to your comments!

The Collaborators

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: IDE Collaborators

Story-boarding and Final Presentation(Video Planning)

Hi,

Today I am going to describe the definition of storyboarding and some tips and tricks to make it more attractive, also give you some information about video creating/editing tools which could help you to create your own video much easier and better!

Story-boarding:

A storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence(template).

We as a group have decided to visualize our role in the IWF NGO, We have chosen Storyboarding Method as it is one of the most explicit ways of it!

As we are three groups working on the same issue (Water Problem),We divided tasks so Our group (The Collaborators) worked on a part of the whole story-board. Our task was to visualize a solution for Water Problem.So we tried to expose to this matter rationally and the Outcome satisfied me. In my opinion not necessarily all Ideas work, but doing something is better than just staying and nagging about problems!

Here you can find some useful info to make your own Storyboard:

Final Presentation(Video planning)

As we are going to make a video for our final presentation we should be pretty much organized and follow the right path to make an efficient one. But how we are going to do it? let me explain:

First of all, I asked Alan to give me some instructions about how to make a video(Technically) and what should be content.(Here you can watch our hangout video). So the next step was finding a best program for it, Here are my recommendations:

Actually we are not started to make the video yet, as we (Whole three group) are all working on the content nowadays, But hopefully within couple of weeks you can see it on our blog as well as project community website.

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Posted in Blogs, IDE Collaborators, International Water Foundation, NGO Groups, Students, Teams
This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: IDE Collaborators

Teamwork, learning and other tales…

The mother of all lessons
Looking back our crash against a wall in terms of structuring our work in week 4 has been the biggest lesson during this project. This was a lesson we learned as a whole NGO group, not just the individual teams. Being too focus driven lead us to jump to conclusions. The confusiasm made us panic and we tried to combat it with coming up with results fast.

We all thought confusiasm was a pretty funny term for just being confused but I think as a team we have finally grasped the logic behind it and furthermore how to embrace it. Taking it slow and not looking at the final outcome but the steps leading to it proved to be an approach that will even help us in other projects (if not even most) in the future.

giphy (2)

We came close to making the same mistake again when creating the script for the video. We had the final video in mind and not what was required to complete it. This time however we took a step back and came together to discuss the outcomes and what needed to be done. Structuring our work helped a lot and we avoided being stung by the same bee twice.

Inspire me

The team blogs within our NGO were of most help to gain further insight into what has been discussed in our team meetings and what Francois had given us to chew on. It was a great source of learning and ensuring we were all on the same wavelength. Reading how another team had perceived the learning of the week gave us new perspectives and encouraged active conversations in our team meetings.

Our NGO had an amazing amount of input for us that required all of the teams to receive the same message. Reading through others blogs again helped us with that.

Bringing all the good things together

Screenshot at Oct 06 20-44-34All teams working on our NGO collaborated from the get go to create a structured and unified solution. We started by brainstorming within the teams. The ideas were brought together in front of the big audience to refine and decide what will be done. This way we kept changing between working in teams of 5 and with the entire group. From the proposal we distributed tasks to the teams to contribute to the final solution. This led to a solution that has many creative inputs and unifies the vision of 15 people in one product.

Our group working structure

giphy (1)

The final presentation again has been split up into three parts (see below) that then got assigned to the teams. This way we agreed on a format and content together while having creative individual input.

  1. Problem – Batco
  2. Existing Initiative – 5Kings
  3. Proposal – Collaborators

Each team works on a script as well as a storyboard which will be merged to form a complete presentation. We understood that teams need to work together closely to ensure the transitions are logical and work. Once the final project has been agreed on, it will then go into production.

Another benefit of this approach is that we do not have to coordinate what goes where and have ideas competing with each other within the team.

This week, team work has been more important than ever before. We needed to communicate on a regular basis to ensure all the puzzle pieces fit together. Finding the right way to split the workload and setting strict deadlines was crucial to achieve the objective of bringing our storyboards together.

Reaching out

We are also looking into more ways to collaborate with the Interhague team to see if our NGOs can benefit from each others work. We will have another Google Hangout brainstorm session next week to explore what might be possible. This will not fundamentally change our proposal to our NGO but we believe everyone can benefit from being open towards new connections and fresh ideas. Stay tuned for some exciting development in cross NGO work!

Let us know how you approached working on a common video as a group, did you also split the workload of a unified idea? What do you think of our approach? We are looking forward to your comments!

The Collaborators

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: IDE Collaborators

Storyboard for Solutions

Script Solutions for IWF

Our Proposal Youth
networks that create a platform for the IWF to engage young people in
their work. Our team think that would be the impact for our NGO, because young people has a
lot of energy and potential. It can be really helpful, because everything starts from young
individual who in the future will face problems. If IWF will start with it, the love for water will grow
towards the generations and become like daily routine in everybody’s life.



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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: IDE Collaborators

Storyboard for Solutions

Script Solutions for IWF

Our Proposal Youth
networks that create a platform for the IWF to engage young people in
their work. Our team think that would be the impact for our NGO, because young people has a
lot of energy and potential. It can be really helpful, because everything starts from young
individual who in the future will face problems. If IWF will start with it, the love for water will grow
towards the generations and become like daily routine in everybody’s life.



Storyboard-page-001

Storyboard-page-002

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: IDE Collaborators

Water Stahili

Looking back at week 1.4, where we introduced the theme of tech stewardship, we received some great feedback on what we have to offer when it comes to Google services. The Interhague team contacted us and was asking for some more guidance as they were thinking of using google as a predominant tool for their NGO.

And I think that is what Tech Stewardship also entails – helping communities other than your own. Most of the time teaching enables you to get a better idea of what you are doing and sharing our knowledge creates a fantastic environment for collaboration.

After this hangout I took some time to think the idea of cross NGO collaboration a bit further and the ideas seemed to be noteworthy. The other NGO groups are part of our extended network and might even benefit from our work and vice versa. The International water foundation is looking into ways to engage you people in their work of sharing water. We are currently working on a network structure to enable groups of teenagers to become active.

Stahili uses education as a tool to end exploitation, keep children together, and break the cycle of poverty.

Would it not be an amazing project to give creative projects to those kids? Wouldn’t they benefit from having their say in the debate and become active? What if we made them part of our proposed network?

In the next week we will further explore what is possible and probably have another hangout with the Interhague group to brainstorm. This is what I love about group work, it enables you to break open the routines of thinking and make new connections – between people as well as your thoughts.

Let us know in the comments what you think of this cross NGO idea and if you have any suggestions/feedback for us!

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Posted in Blogs, IDE Collaborators, International Water Foundation, NGO Groups, Students, Teams
This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: IDE Collaborators

Water Stahili

Looking back at week 1.4, where we introduced the theme of tech stewardship, we received some great feedback on what we have to offer when it comes to Google services. The Interhague team contacted us and was asking for some more guidance as they were thinking of using google as a predominant tool for their NGO.

And I think that is what Tech Stewardship also entails – helping communities other than your own. Most of the time teaching enables you to get a better idea of what you are doing and sharing our knowledge creates a fantastic environment for collaboration.

After this hangout I took some time to think the idea of cross NGO collaboration a bit further and the ideas seemed to be noteworthy. The other NGO groups are part of our extended network and might even benefit from our work and vice versa. The International water foundation is looking into ways to engage you people in their work of sharing water. We are currently working on a network structure to enable groups of teenagers to become active.

Stahili uses education as a tool to end exploitation, keep children together, and break the cycle of poverty.

Would it not be an amazing project to give creative projects to those kids? Wouldn’t they benefit from having their say in the debate and become active? What if we made them part of our proposed network?

In the next week we will further explore what is possible and probably have another hangout with the Interhague group to brainstorm. This is what I love about group work, it enables you to break open the routines of thinking and make new connections – between people as well as your thoughts.

Let us know in the comments what you think of this cross NGO idea and if you have any suggestions/feedback for us!

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Posted in Blogs, IDE Collaborators, International Water Foundation, NGO Groups, Students, Teams
This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: IDE Collaborators

“We want to rally, in a crowd-sourcing kind of way’’

The title attributes to our NGO founder Francois words. During the meetings with him and other groups we were struggling to identify most valuable online and offline networking platforms as each of them could be taken as very useful means for spreading ‘love for water’ message.

Illustration of our brainstorming week by Laura Stubraite

Our main concern started with an offline niche to establish the importance for water in the local communities related to water sportsclubs (surfing, fishing, rowing, scuba-diving, swimming). Getting enthusiasm from people who are already connected to water doesn’t sound such a big deal as, for instance, spreading that message to everybody, who does not give any importance either way. Through making solid local contacts we will be able to reach out young and pro-active crowd and boost their enthusiasm. Our plan is to set up long-term relationships between water supporters in the city while using micro tasking (breaking work up into tiny tasks and sending the work to a crowd of people). Here we have some ideas for our locally working crowdsourcing circle concept:

To set up a contest between creative students from any field to redesign our NGO’s visual identity.

To provide water- related organisations with recognisable IWF objects such as stickers and posters.

To implement some small creative projects, for instance, organising a local beach cleaning event in order to a regular meet ups for water-related communities.

To propose some volunteering programs from existing IWF’s water initiates to young water enthusiasts to get a real experience.

Justin Gammon | Design + Illustration animated GIF
Indeed, we have to immerse our NGO actively in a social media platform as well. Undoubtedly, Facebook network plays such an important role for connecting young people. Either through certain groups where they can discuss about water-related topics or just share something fun about it or IWF’s main Facebook page, we want to draw people in and get them excited to be involved. Concerning the strategy how to reach that goal, we come up to pretty new non-linear thinking term which works as a less constrictive and related to the emotional and visual experience rather than logical structure. That’s how new generations brain work nowadays, so the content will be emphasised through videos, audio, images and in general concepts that rapidly go from person to person  (inforgraphs, memes or phrases).

Because nowadays people want to share everything, or at least online…

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Posted in Blogs, IDE Collaborators, International Water Foundation, NGO Groups, Students, Teams
This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: IDE Collaborators

“We want to rally, in a crowd-sourcing kind of way’’

The title attributes to our NGO founder Francois words. During the meetings with him and other groups we were struggling to identify most valuable online and offline networking platforms as each of them could be taken as very useful means for spreading ‘love for water’ message.

Illustration of our brainstorming week by Laura Stubraite

Our main concern started with an offline niche to establish the importance for water in the local communities related to water sportsclubs (surfing, fishing, rowing, scuba-diving, swimming). Getting enthusiasm from people who are already connected to water doesn’t sound such a big deal as, for instance, spreading that message to everybody, who does not give any importance either way. Through making solid local contacts we will be able to reach out young and pro-active crowd and boost their enthusiasm. Our plan is to set up long-term relationships between water supporters in the city while using micro tasking (breaking work up into tiny tasks and sending the work to a crowd of people). Here we have some ideas for our locally working crowdsourcing circle concept:

To set up a contest between creative students from any field to redesign our NGO’s visual identity.

To provide water- related organisations with recognisable IWF objects such as stickers and posters.

To implement some small creative projects, for instance, organising a local beach cleaning event in order to a regular meet ups for water-related communities.

To propose some volunteering programs from existing IWF’s water initiates to young water enthusiasts to get a real experience.

Justin Gammon | Design + Illustration animated GIF
Indeed, we have to immerse our NGO actively in a social media platform as well. Undoubtedly, Facebook network plays such an important role for connecting young people. Either through certain groups where they can discuss about water-related topics or just share something fun about it or IWF’s main Facebook page, we want to draw people in and get them excited to be involved. Concerning the strategy how to reach that goal, we come up to pretty new non-linear thinking term which works as a less constrictive and related to the emotional and visual experience rather than logical structure. That’s how new generations brain work nowadays, so the content will be emphasised through videos, audio, images and in general concepts that rapidly go from person to person  (inforgraphs, memes or phrases).

Because nowadays people want to share everything, or at least online…

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: IDE Collaborators
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