Storytelling With Maps Photos And Sketches Part 2 - Verbal To Visual - Doug Neill - Heath Padgett

Storytelling With Maps, Photos, And Sketches (Part 2)

As a follow-up to yesterday’s short video, I wanted to go into a little more detail on the layers of a presentation that I’ve been working on for my friend Heath Padgett, who is giving a talk later this week at the Candidate Experience Symposium.

The goal was to create a set of sketched video clips that Heath could use on stage during his talk. But rather than doing the standard whiteboard animation or video of a single sketchbook, we got a little ambitious.

We started with a map of the United States, drew out the route right on the map, taped note cards and sketch paper onto the map and added sketchnotes there, and even added printed photos to highlight individual moments from Heath’s road trip across the U.S., working a job in every state.

All of that recorded in high-quality video to be turned into clips that Heath could play from the stage while telling his story.

Check out the video to see what each new element adds to this style of presentation.

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Want To Dig Deeper?

If you’re new to the idea of sketchnoting and excited to develop more visual thinking tools, I think you’d enjoy our foundational course An Introduction To Visual Note-Taking.

If you’d like to make sketchnoted videos like the one you saw here, we’ve got a course for that too! Check out How To Make Sketchnote Videos.

And if you’re an educator interested in bringing visual note-taking into your classroom, check out Sketchnoting In The Classroom.