A Step By Step Guide To Digital Storytelling With Storify

Storytelling using Storify may seem a difficult at first but this tutorial by Marie Ennis O’Connor makes things less daunting.   https://hcsmmonitor.com/2017/03/31/a-step-by-step-guide-to-digital-storytelling-with-storify/

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Storify is a platform that allows you to tell stories using elements from the social web such as tweets, Flickr photos and YouTube videos.  There are so many ways to use the Storify app; one of my favourite ways is to capture tweets from a live event and turn them into a visually compelling story.

If you are new to the Storify app, follow my easy step-by-step guide to help you create your first story.

1. Log-in using Twitter or Facebook.

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2. Click on Create New Story which will open a blank platform for you to create your story

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3. On the top right hand corner you will find media sources to curate the elements of your story. You can search Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and Google for elements to include.

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4.  Start by adding a headline for your story and a brief description so people will know what your story is about.

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5. You can search…

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How to Rock Social Media

 

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Resize images in Photoshop CC

When working with Photoshop CC it is often important to start by selecting and appropriate canvas size. Unfortunately not all your images will translate easily to the selected size.

In this case you may need to resize the image itself before opening it in your canvas. Check out these ideas and options from the Adobe knowledge base.

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See Through Movie Titles

Want to make see through movie titles quickly? Try this easy step by step tutorial from Adobe Create Magazine.

Step 1. Open Premiere Pro and start a new project (File > New > Project).

Step 2. Download our practice files and import the Truck Clip.mov file (File > Import). If you’d rather, you can use your own clip.

Step 3. In the Project panel, right-click the Truck Clip asset and select New Sequence From Clip.

Step 4. Switch to the Graphics workspace (Window > Workspaces > Graphics). Select the Type Tool and type your title text in the Program monitor.

Step 5. Scrub over the Scale setting and enlarge the text in the Essential Graphics panel to 200%.

Step 6. Switch back to the Editing workspace (Window > Workspaces > Editing). Move the title graphic up to V3 (Option + up arrow) and extend the clip to match the length of the Truck Clip. Drag a duplicate Truck Clip (Option + drag) to V2.

Step 7. Trim the Truck Clip (V1) by dragging the left edge to about the 8-second mark.

Step 8. Open the Effects panel and look for the Track Matte Key. Drag the Track Matte Key effect to the middle Truck Clip (V2).

Step 9. In the Effect Controls panel, set the Matte to target Video 3. The background video will appear where your text was.

Step 10. Right-click the left edge of the lower Truck Clip (V1) and select Apply Default Transitions to add a fade-in effect.

You’re done!

More Than 500,000 Historical Video Clips

This post comes from the ‘in case you missed it department.’ Last week the Associated Press announced the publication of more than one mi…

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The Importance of Personal Branding to Career Growth and Tips for Branding Success

Learn the importance of personal branding to career growth and tips for branding success

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Production, Production, Production

Journalist Writing Fiction

On Wednesday, the YouTuber Digibro released a video discussing content production, and the need to keep making new content.

Titled “Prolific over Perfect,” Digi makes the point that creators need to finish works and reflect on them to improve. The alternative to this is spending too much time on a single work, or never even finishing it.

“You are not going to make your first thing the best thing you make,” said Digi in the video. “It isn’t going to happen.”

Digibro’s rate of production averages at least one new video daily. He has been at blogging and vlogging for around ten years, according to another video.

In my job as a newspaper reporter, his production rate is similar to my own. In fact, my editor wants each reporter aiming for two bylined stories each day.

The newspaper photographer I work with sometimes will say, “It doesn’t have to…

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How to Use Twitter Moments in Marketing

Marketing using Twitter Moments is the most powerful and potentially costly form of Twitter advertising. Let us guide you how to do it right the first time.

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What Gets The Most Results for Top SEOs? [Infographic]

Between backlinks, content and technical, it’s difficult to know where to start. This infographic shares insights from SEO marketers for 2016 and beyond.

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10 Mistakes We’ve All Made on Social Media (And How To Fix Them)

Mistakes happen to even the best of us – we know first-hand from the helpful comments informing us whenever there’s grammatical error. But, that’s just hum

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7 Ways to Increase Organic Reach on Social Media

In this article we’ll go over some insights you can gather from search and content efforts that will amp up your organic reach on social.

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