27 januari 2016

March 19, 2016: Workshop storyboard writing

Do you want to learn how to explain complicated processes in a short and comprehensive way? Be author of your own (animated) movie? Then sign up for the workshop storyboard writing, offered by Wikimedia Nederland and The Simple Show Foundation.

The registration is closed. Would you like to participate in the workshop? Find out if there are places available. Contact us via mail: jansen@wikimedia.nl.

What can you learn from this workshop?
During this workshop you will learn the basic skills to write storyboards for animations in the style of the simple show videos. Focus of the workshop is:

  • How to explain complex topics in a short and understandable way
  • How cut-out animation works and how to write a storyboard

After the workshop you can create and refine your storyboard, supported by the Simple Show Foundation team. The construction and production of the final product will be executed by the Simple Show Foundation. The video will be published under CC-BY-SA license on Wikimedia Commons.

Preparation, what do you need?

  • Interest in storytelling
  • Consider an issue / topic you want to explain through a video. In preparation for the workshop, you have to do some research on the subject. Think of at most three pages of A4 text.
  • No prior knowledge of screenwriting and video production is necessary.

When registering, you are free to choose a topic for your storyboard. The only condition is that the subject is related to the Wikimedia movement. Some examples (Feel free to select one of these topics!):

1. Concept of free knowledge
2. What is / Who writes Wikipedia?
3. How can cultural institutions and Wikipedia / Wikimedia support each other?
4. Explanation on copyright / licensing
5. Uploading images to Wikimedia Commons
6. Add pictures/video’s to Wikipedia articles
7. How does Wikidata work?

What data at a glance
Date: Saturday, March 19th, 2016
Location: Se7en, Mariaplaats 7, Utrecht
Time: 10.00h-17.00h, with breaks
Language workshop: English
Preparation required?: Yes, we ask you to gather information about the topic you want to describe.
Who?: For anyone who likes to learn storyboard writing. The condition is that you pick a Wikimedia-related subject.
Cost: Participation is free. Lunch is not included.
Organizers: Ziko van Dijk and Denise Jansen, for questions email to jansen@wikimedia.nl

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