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Re: interdisciplinary book illustrations/Try Story Boards

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Juncture
Sat, 19 Sep 1998 04:00:36 EDT


Dear Peg et al,
Try Story Boards. I use these often to illustrate stories. Iv'e seen
20/20
pieces about the Lion King & Beauty & the Beast where the collective body
of Artists , writers, musicians, animators etc use Story Boards to show what
will happen - when. This allows a multitude of people doing different tasks
to
work in concert on the same project - where everyone is aware of what is
supposed to happen. Iv'e also seen programs about the making of the
Masterful Indiana Jones Chronicles where the Great Steven Speilberg employs
them in the Direction of his Movies. (Once a kid brought a small book that
was the Story Board of The Raiders Of The Lost Ark.) You can compare this to
Comic Books /Strips I guarantee they'll Love it! They will individually get
to illustrate what THEY think is important - Will use their imaginations -the
illusive Higher Order Thinking Skills to express which scenes are important to
them. Divide a 12 x 18" sheet into 3" squares with rulers or by folding &
depict different scenes in each block. Best of all - the parents will spend
longer looking at them & communicating with their kids about it. I use this
with K-6 & have done this with 7&8th graders- Could work with HS & college
too..Bill
PS : in this situation you could allow them to write a caption for each block
like kid's
book illustrators sometimes do - try to find a copy of Treasure Island that NC
Wyeth
Illustrated (Andrew's Daddy)