Crafting Compelling Visual Narratives with Final Cut Pro

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today." - Robert McKee

Story, one of the most significant and most profound words in our culture today. Story is everywhere—our neighborhood, our city, our family and friends, our school, our InstaStories, our favorite books—story layered within story, some loud and full of character, some quiet and full of whispers—all written for an audience. Stories shape how we make sense of our world, bring delight to our lives, and instruct and lead us to a deeper understanding of humanity.

A visual narrative is a story told through visual media such as photos, videos, illustrations, animations, motion graphics, and audio. To craft visual stories, one does not need a full production crew or a degree in film. With iPhone in hand and Final Cut Pro on macOS, even a novice storyteller can produce incredible visual narratives to impact audiences.

Storytellers have the power to change the world. Sharing your story visually as an educator & school has the potential to shape the future of education. This book is designed for busy educators who want to change the narrative of education by sharing their stories of innovation, celebration, and impact. Additionally, it is written for those comfortable editing with iMovie, can access Final Cut Pro, and can use an iPad or iPhone to shoot video. Throughout the book, there are visual storytelling tips and tricks without spending any money, along with tutorials and ideas for using the Apple ecosystem to manage and produce compelling stories.

 

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You can download Crafting Compelling Visual Narratives for free on Apple Books.


 





Tagged in: Final Cut Pro, Video, Community Engagement, Creativity, Innovation in Schools, Apple Learning Coach, Instructional Design, Research

All Comments

Posted on September 01, 2022

I really love this resource and how it presents Final Cut Pro X as a tool that is accessible as a storytelling tool for educators. I particularly appreciated the tips on using Numbers as a planning tool and the interviewing pointers.

Posted on November 13, 2022

Love your quote on storytelling, I absoutely agree.

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