For my remediation project, I’m taking my children’s book storyboard and turning it into a “Draw my Life”- style video, but rather than drawing on a whiteboard, I want to draw in Photoshop. I’ll need to draw out my story and record it then speed up the drawing and add a voiceover of me telling the story.
I actually got up the gumption yesterday to go to the Tech Deck and ask some questions about using Photoshop for my remediation project. I have to say, the man there was helpful in showing me how I can create my project with just a tablet, Photoshop, Quicktime and iMovie, despite the fact that the faces he was making told me this is not going to be an easy venture.
To create my project, I’ll open Photoshop and then open a Quicktime screen recording and select the portion of the screen where I’m going to draw. Then, I’ll record that section of the screen while I draw. I can record my drawing in segments, and then, by opening them in iMovie, put the segments together. I’ll speed up the drawing and add a voiceover in iMovie as well.
So, perfect. my roommate has an iPad that she never uses and has no problem letting me borrow, I ordered a stylus (actually five, so if anyone needs a stylus…let me know) for $8 on Amazon, and Photoshop seems pretty easy to navigate. My main problem, then, is not the technology but the fact that I’m not a very good artist. I’ve never really drawn before, and if I mess up while drawing, I can’t erase my mistake and keep going. I have to stop and completely re-draw and re-record that segment. So I’ll have to put in some serious practice time drawing people and dolphins on a tablet and schedule in time to allow for mistakes while recording and having to start a segment over.
I still have to play with iMovie. I’ve never used it before, and I’m assuming what I have to do with it is pretty basic, but I haven’t gotten to testing that theory yet.