Your videos should be between 20-90 seconds in length. One of the videos should be a direct quote from one of the participants in the event you are recording. Make sure to get the person’s name so you can write an appropriate cutline. Upload the videos (minimum of three-maximum of six) to your YouTube account so that you can add them to your Meograph. Only videos you actually shoot will count as one of your three to six videos.
In the Meograph you need to add "moments" with times, map locations and cutlines. You will also need to add at least three audio narrations to your Meograph. My suggestion is that you only add audio narration to the "moments" that feature photographs, not videos. Once you have finished your Meograph, save it and hit the embed button underneath it. Copy the code and use it to embed the Meograph on your blog. Write a headline for the story with a brief explanation of the story the Meograph is telling. Be sure and put links up on Facebook and on Twitter with the hashtag #meograph as well as #nmjatsru.
Some troubleshooting hints:
- Meograph only works with the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers. It does not work with Internet Explorer. It works best on PCs so I would suggest sticking to that platform.
- The audio narration button is buggy. If it stops working, reload the page. If the browser says you need a newer version of Flash then download it. (You won't be able to update Flash in the labs.) If you can't get the narration button to work, then record your narration with Sound Recorder and upload the audio clip.
- Create a story timeline BEFORE you start working in Meograph. You can move moments around but it just makes things more complicated.
The class on Monday, April 21 will be mostly a lab session for me to give you help and advice on your project.
Here is a video of how Meograph works in case you miss something in my demonstration.