Visual storytelling students create videos featuring campus watersheds

Visual Storytelling on YouTube.In spring 2016, Mark Johnson, a senior lecturer in journalism at Grady College, taught a special topics graduate class focused on visual storytelling. The goal was to teach visual storytelling through still photos, audio and a multimedia piece. For their multimedia pieces, students focused in on campus watersheds and the work of Watershed UGA.

The technical aspects of this - learning exposure, composition and editing - were all in service to the idea of learning to show a story. What the students took away from the class was the concept of showing and not telling, of bringing an audience into a story, of connecting the people in a story with the audience.

The 11 short videos created by students in this class can be seen at the links below.

 

Title

Storyteller

Link

Daylighting Streams

Meera Naqvi

https://youtu.be/gYxMHmM6xjw

Crew Chews Back Invasive Growth

Erica Hensley

https://youtu.be/b00UGpm-HHE

Driftmier Woods: A Victim of UGA’s Development

Elizabeth Fite

https://youtu.be/sv2Fgoq06tc

Tanyard Creek Cleanup

Shelby Jarrett

https://youtu.be/7-gm9YBGrgY

Aquatic Ecology Research

Emily Carter

https://youtu.be/jSpidasRoUg

Watershed UGA: Trying to Make a Difference

Leigh Beeson

https://youtu.be/i-UwFKLdnnU

The Watershed Mural

Sandra McGill

https://youtu.be/WuOYtKqLRrI

Goats, invasive Species and Erosion

Christina Kirchner

https://youtu.be/3mxgp1Hn5xo

The Living Ecosystem

Katie Eaker

https://youtu.be/2uouwGDt5OY

Fecal Point Source Tracking in Lake Herrick

Petrina Watkins

https://youtu.be/xTobN02vxVE

Drip Irrigation: Tomorrow’s Tool to Save Water

Lauren Bagett

https://youtu.be/QfdlNd6XMeM