8:00 a.m. (Kids playing on Leap Pad, with a 30 minute timer)
What editor to use?
In deciding upon an editor, I have a few challenges to address:
9:00 a.m. (One fight into the morning and they are now settled with breakfast. Let’s see how long this lasts):
Ok, so I would guess that before you can storyboard, you need some kind of script. I wrote out a rough draft of the ideas I would like to convey in my elevator pitch. Reading that out loud came out to be 4.5 minutes. Ouch, way too long. I am not even going to bother story boarding until I have trimmed my script enough to fit into 90-120 seconds of material.
1:00 p.m. (After a morning of chalk art, applesauce breaks, and a gazillion interruptions):
Well, it really is only a first draft, why am I driving myself crazy? Let’s just hammer something out before bedtime. I am going to look at some other storyboard ideas...let’s see...Andrew put something up.
3 minutes and 180 seconds of self-doubt later:
Why did I look at Andrew’s storyboard? It’s like asking for trouble. I mean let’s be honest, his stuff is always amazing. Now I am going to sit here and think: I so cannot pull something together like that. Andrew: you are awesome, don’t take this personally, and it really is an awesome story board.
1 episode of Paw Patrol later:
Let’s review the ICARE document...what the heck is a B-Roll?
Ha ha ha! B-Roll! Summer vacation started three weeks ago and I am moving in two weeks. How am I going to pull together a whole bunch of videos of students? Who was taking said videos while I was teaching? Oh wait! I took tons of pictures during the school year.
>>INSERT HOLIDAY WEEKEND VISIT FROM GRANDPARENTS<<
6:00 p.m. (One long trip down the rabbit hole of Google Photos which I turned into a activity):
Ok, I have collected a few dozen photos. Some of them must be usable.
P.S. my kids don’t like looking at pictures of kids that aren’t them.
9:00 p.m. (Everyone is in bed after a many renditions of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and two chapters of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe [BTW: My kids think Edmund is such a meanie])
Storyboard done-ish... now I am supposed to respond to other people’s blog. Oh wait...I am supposed to blog…To be continued...