Week 10: Fiction vs nonfiction

Fiction and nonfiction – enthralling and valuable, but different. Photo: tunnelmotions/Pixabay

BY MARK GATELY AND CAZ ADAMS

What’s the Difference?

Works of fiction and nonfiction can each be enthralling and valuable pieces of literature, but they are different in several important ways.

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Week 10: Warming up for a PTC

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TASK

Presenting to camera warm-up: write a simple script using key words and phrasing to assist in you recording a 0:45″ – 1:00′ piece to camera (PTC) The topic is:

Myth (noun): a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events: ancient Celtic myths | [mass noun] : the heroes of Greek myth.

We need content! A little food for thought: Myths debunked

https://thebestschools.org/magazine/25-popular-history-myths-debunked/

TED-Ed: The Myth of Cupid

Then, presenting to camera; to get started, here’s a few tips from Ben Amos:

How to look natural on video with broadcast journalist and TV presenter Sunny Lenarduzzi:

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