Week 9: The science of reading online

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A lot of your audience is likely to find and consume your work on their phones, so it’s worth determining how to present your stories in the most effective way.

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Useful links: Media Project tools

Game of Thrones character Arya Stark’s journey mapped by StoryMapJS
Game of Thrones character Arya Stark’s journey mapped by StoryMapJS

There are lots of fun apps and programs you can use to tell interactive stories and add a third dimension to your media work. Start by exploring this collection of really useful web and mobile apps (lots of them streamline the story-making process on a mobile).

Some of following links help you do a bunch of extremely cool things:

Mapping Stories:

StoryMap Apps

Storymap JS

Blogging:

Medium

WordPress

Simple website builders:

Strikingly

Squarespace

Wix

Weebly

Amazingly simple design:

Canva

Piktochart

Interactive images, graphics, and sound:

Juxtapose JS

Timeline JS

Thinglink

Google charts

Tableau Public

Scene VR

Soundcite JS

Getting organised:

DropBox

GoogleDrive

One Drive

Evernote

Delicious

Pinboard

Tutorials and How-Tos:

Skillshare

ABC Open Tips & Tutorials

Excel tutorials

Copyright on the Internet

Copyright is for losers ... not! Photo: 917press/flickr; some rights reserved.
Copyright is for losers … not! Photo: 917press/flickr; some rights reserved.

Observing the copyright of other writers, photographers, video makers, and illustrators is very, very important when you’re putting together your multimedia project. You may not use just any old photo or illustration you find using Google Image search. Continue reading “Copyright on the Internet”

Week 4 + 5: Making meetings work (without wasting precious time)

Ice-cased Adelie penguins after a blizzard at Cape Denison. Photo: Frank Hurley/Wikimedia Commons
Ice-cased Adelie penguins after a blizzard at Cape Denison. Photo: Frank Hurley/Wikimedia Commons

Media Project covers three vital units of competency. The first is about developing ideas:

  • CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work.

The additional two units focus more on you working alongside and collaborating with others:

  • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work, and
  • BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process

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Week 3: Staying on track

The Flying Wallendas 7-Man Pyramid, The Big E Fair, 2005. Photo: Porterlu/Wikipedia/Public Domain

Everything is going to be a lot easier if you spend time planning your project. It’s important to establish clear deadlines for yourselves and stick to them.

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