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hey.milly ADMIN July 7, 2010
Welcome!! Please create stories or leave positive comments for the kids.

Ideas for using this group:
Oral Language: Talk about what will happen next? Tell a story based on the images.
Written Language: Write your own version based on a 5 frame story.
Visual Language: Brainstorm, storyboard and then create your own.

Many more possibilities!

For help see 'Flickr' & '5 Frame Storytelling at Heymilly Wiki

Group Description

About Tell a story in 5 Frames (Visual story telling)
(With thanks to Pappy65 - Moderator of Tell A Story in 5 Frames - Visual Storytelling)

(Please note: we are reserving the "pool" of this group for those entrees honored in our monthly selection process. Instead of posting your images to the pool, please post your five images to a discussion. Thanks.)

Tell a Story in 5 Frames has two important parts.

The first part is creating and telling a story through visual means with only a title to help guide the interpretation.

The second part is the response of the group to the visual story. The group response can take many forms such as, a poetic or prose rendering of the visualization, a critique on the structure of the story, comments on the photograph, or other constructive forms of response. Telling and enjoying stories should create entertainment for the group as well as offer insight into the universal elements that help create a story for an international audience. The more people who respond , as either story tellers or respondents, the greater the reward for all.

Creating a story in five frames is not easy. Short stores of three or even one photograph are also welcome.

The Rules of the Game*:
*Photos placed in the Group Pool that do not follow the rules will be deleted.

1. Submit a sequence of up to five photographs that create a story.

2. Do not post photos in the group pool. The best stories of the month will be featured in the group pool. Please instead create a new "discussion" and add the html code for each image which is found when you click on "all sizes--> small"

3. Choose any subject, but the entire sequence should visually tell a story.

4. A title is the only words that can be used. Rely on the photographs to bring the story to life

5. Group members respond by relating in their own words the story that they see, or critique the story and/or photographs and open the story up to discussion.

How to Submit a Story

1 Post a new topic. The topic will be the title of your story, for instance, "Visiting the Past."
2 Enter your photographs in a numerical sequence up to five (5).
3 In "Your photos," choose the photo you want to post.
4 Select "all sizes," then select a "small" size image.
5 Copy and paste the HTML into your post. Repeat for each photograph to create the sequence required for your story.

Guidelines for Telling a Story

Guidelines are not rules, but a formula that can be used to suit your creative imagination. Several avenues exist for story telling, such as journalistic reporting, sequential photos that reveal a moment, photographic poetry, and narrative. The following guidelines are for narrative.

A good story has characters in action with a beginning, middle, and an ending. Fortunately a lot of information can be given in a single photograph, enhancing the limitations of five photographs for your story. Location, time, and atmosphere aid viewer imagination. Keep standards of pictorial beauty, but pack as many story telling elements in one photograph as possible to develop an action.

1st photo: establish characters and location.

2nd photo: create a situation with possibilities of what might happen.

3rd photo: involve the characters in the situation.

4th photo: build to probable outcomes

5th photo: have a logical, but surprising, end.

Note: even though flickr says below that one may add 5 photos per month, that is only the maximum limit. We prefer that instead you would create a Discussion rather than post them to the pool. The moderator will delete them.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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