Storytelling With Maps, Photos, And Sketches - Doug Neill - Verbal To Visual

Storytelling With Maps, Photos, And Sketches (Part 1)

I’ve been working on a fun project the last few weeks – helping my friend Heath Padgett create a visual presentation for a talk that he’s giving later this week about a road trip he took across the U.S., working a job in every state.

To tell his story, we’re creating video clips instead of slides, and those video clips show me drawing out his route, posting note cards and then sketching on them, and adding photos along the way.

I’ve found that combining those different elements in this way is a fun and engaging way to tell a story.

More on this video in the coming days. For now I need to finish editing it so that Heath can actually give his talk.



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