I slightly underestimated the difficulty of creating a storyboard for my remediation project. My repurposing project was a storyboard, so I figured the storyboard for my remediation project would be basically the same. But my repurposing storyboard was for a printed children’s book, and my remediation project is digital (a video). So there had to be some differences between the two. The difficulty was discovering those differences. How did I want to change my repurposing project to become a storyboard for a digital project? Did I want to merge some of the illustrations together to make fewer more detailed illustrations? I thought about this because, in my video, I’ll be talking as I draw, so I can still highlight all the important aspects even if they aren’t given their own pages. But my other option was splitting up my illustrations and text into more “scenes”. I chose the latter because it allows me to add more detail overall and really set up my project as a video with “scenes”. I can draw a scene and then zoom in and draw just a character to show his facial expression, for example. So, I spent most of my storyboarding time deciding which illustrations to break up as well as where to build the background music. I still need to decide if I can/want to add sound effects like splashing and whacking to my video.
As you can see below, I don’t have much of a vision for my e-portfolio. I just can’t picture what I want it to look like.
I know certain aspects I want my portfolio to have – clean, simple navigation, very visual (barely any text on the home page), not a lot of in-text links – but I still can’t really picture the design I want. At times, I feel like I have too many competing ideas floating around in my head, and at other times I feel like I don’t have enough workable and cohesive ideas. Will all of my ideas work well together? I really think that I just need to start trying my different ideas out with my chosen template to answer that question. I just won’t know until I try.