StoryBoard Quick Software to Assist Students in President Obama's "I Am What I Learn" Video Contest

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PowerProduction Software, creators of StoryBoard Quick, offer students and teachers a fast and effective way to pre-plan their videos for President Obama's "I Am What I Learn" Video Contest.

Students will need to decide on the message and work out how to visually present the idea succinctly and creatively.

In preparation for President Obama's "I Am What I Learn" video contest, PowerProduction Software will provide copies of their educational version of StoryBoard Quick software to students who want to participate.

PowerProduction Software encourages the idea that the language of visual media and storytelling are important skills for all students to master (even if they can't draw). Learning to communicate using images, film, video and text takes planning and Storyboard Quick software facilitates that process. Not all creative minds come with the ability to draw and StoryBoard Quick takes that into account by including graphics and templates appropriate for storyboarding films and video.

"Generating ideas is one of the first hurdles in making a project, and especially short projects," says Paul Clatworthy of PowerProduction Software, who was recently appointed the Co-Technical Chair for Video Production -National Competition of SkillsUSA. "A 'less than 2 minute video' will be like making a commercial or PSA," says Clatworthy. "Students will need to decide on the message and work out how to visually present the idea succinctly and creatively."

"I think that students who plan, shoot and edit or animate a video, rather than merely stringing together photos with music, will have a better shot at winning a video contest. But quality video productions take planning. So we're offering our EDU version of StoryBoard Quick software to give students a jump on their pre-production for this project," adds Sally Walsh, CEO of PowerProduction.

Students who complete and submit the project by the deadline date and use StoryBoard Quick to plan the project will be awarded a full academic version of the software for his/her own personal use on future projects. If the video of a StoryBoard Quick user is selected as one of the ten Finalists, PowerProduction Software in connection with School-Video-News.com will provide a free site license to the student's school's media lab. Additionally, any StoryBoard Quick user who is in the Top 3 will receive an additional $100 as well as the school's site license.

"A new generation of media creatives are being challenged to show President Obama, and the rest of the world, what they're made of and what's on their minds," says Clatworthy.

More information about PowerProduction Software's offer is available at PowerProduction Software's Website

StoryBoard Quick v6 is available for both Macintosh (Snow Leopard ready) and Windows (Windows 7 ready).

PowerProduction Software is the maker of StoryBoard Quick and StoryBoard Artist, software for visualizing media projects. PowerProduction Software is a California Corporation located in Los Gatos, CA.

School-Video-News.com is the definitive on-line publication for K-12 teachers and administrators of TV/Video and Film production.

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