When confronted with the assignment of creating a storyboard for my group’s final project, I was quite confused. Was the storyboard supposed to refer to the mechanics of the project (the WordPress site, the content), or what we were trying to convey in employing such mechanics? Luckily, one of my group members clarified; the storyboard was to refer to what we were trying to convey in employing such mechanics, the narrative of the project. Understanding this, we took to creating the storyboard, utilizing Google Slides. This is where all of our ideas came together.
While we were aware of the informative nature of our project, we were unsure as to how we would communicate such information, in terms of content. Creating the slides (what the organization is, what they do, how one can help etc.), provided us with an answer. Because our project is meant to inform readers, prompting them to take action, images and videos would be crucial in the project, for they provide the audience with the reality of the situation. Though I do find images useful, I hope that we utilize more video in the project. We can make videos of sites impacted by pollution, calling for our audience to volunteer. We can also make videos interviewing past volunteers, providing the audience with some insight to what volunteering is actually like. In the end, creating the storyboard allowed to flesh out our ideas and the materials that we need to employ them.