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The Art of Visual Storytelling

Collaborating During COVID | Kevin Matsunaga and Mathieu Williams

A case study on how teachers and students from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kaua`i and Kealakehe Intermediate School on Hawai`i Island collaborated long distance on the production of a video about life in the COVID-19 era.
Collaborating During COVID Live Presentation | Video


Student Reflections | Robert Pennybacker

What makes an effective Student Reflection video.
Student Reflections Live Presentation | Video


How to Shoot an Interview with a Smartphone | Tim Bradley

With the majority students working from home, the use of smartphones as cameras will become more and more common. However, HIKI NŌ will still demand PBS production values. Learn how to maintain that level of quality with your smartphone.
Shooting the Interview with a Smartphone Live Presentation | Video
Shooting the Interview with a Smartphone | Video
Shooting the Interview with a DSLR


Finding the Story in your Topic | Christi Young

Selecting a topic does not mean you are ready to tell a story. Learn the steps that will take you from broad topic to unique story.
Finding the Story in Your Topic Live Presentation | Video
Finding the Story in Your Topic | Presentation


How to Shoot a Sequence | Ryan Kawamoto

Learn how to enrich your story and engage an audience by building effective visual sequences.
How to Shoot a Sequence Live Presentation | Video
How to Shoot a Sequence | Presentation


Shaping Your Story Through Editing | Shirley Thompson

The editor “writes” the final draft of a HIKI NŌ story. Learn ways to sharpen your storytelling skills in the editing phase of production.
Shaping Your Story Through Editing Live Presentation | Video
Shaping Your Story Through Editing Introduction | Video
Foster Care Rough Cuts | Videos
Waiakea High – Hawai‘i Island | Foster Care | HIKI NŌ Story


From Sound Bite to Voiceover: How to Make Your Story Flow | Terri Inefuku

Interview sound-bites and reporter voiceovers are the building blocks of your story. Learn how to use them effectively to ensure a solid story structure.
From Sound Bite to Voiceover: How to Make Your Story Flow Live Presentation | Video
Shy Girl Transcript | PDF (Download before the presentation)
How to Make Your Story Flow | Presentation


The Three-Act Story Structure | David Rosen

Ever wonder why certain stories end flat or leave you wanting more? Chances are they lacked a third-act. Learn how to avoid the fatal flaw that makes stories fail.
The Three-Act Story Structure Live Presentation | Video
The Three-Act Story Structure | Presentation