Module Five: Editing, Storyboards, Thumbnails & Dummy Books

Module Five: Editing, Storyboards, Thumbnails & Dummy Books

Introduction to editing techniques

Zanni introduces you to editing techniques covered in this module.

password: editing

Introduction to storyboards, dummy books, & thumbnails

Anna introduces you to why we make storyboards, dummy books and thumbnails for our picture books.

password: storyboard

Handout: Introduction to editing techniques

Open the handout to find out more about your editing goals for this month.

Module Five Handout Introduction to editing techniques

Handout: Introduction to thumbnails, sketching, storyboards, & dummy books

Open the handout to read about our illustration goals for this module.

Module Five Handout Introduction to Introduction to Storyboards, Thumbnails, Sketches and Dummy Books

Big picture editing

Interview with author, award-winning author & editor, Rebecca Young

Zanni chats to Rebecca Young, NSW Premier award-winning author of Teacup and commissioning editor at Scholastic.

password: rebecca

Handout: The value of editing

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Module Five Handout The Value of Editing

Handout: Big picture editing

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Module Five Handout Big Picture Editing

Task: Crack open the story

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Module Five Task Crack Open Your Story

Line editing

Handout: Line editing

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Module Five Handout Line Editing

Task: Improving verbs

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Module Five Task Improving Verbs

Task: Active prose

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Module Five Task Active Prose

Task: Clear, concise, simple prose

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Module Five Task Clear Concise Simple Prose

Task: Avoid adverbs

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Module Five Task Avoid Adverbs

Task: Concrete, specific prose

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Module Five Task Concrete Specific Prose

Handout: Rhythm & flow

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Module Five Handout Rhythm and Flow

Task: Punctuating dialogue

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Module Five Task Punctuating Dialogue

Interview with acclaimed author & editor, Sue Whiting

Zanni chats to Sue Whiting, freelance editor and author of acclaimed picture books including Good Question and Beware The Deep Dark Forest.

password: sue

Task: Working with illustrations

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Module Five Task Working With Illustrations

Thumbnails

Thumbnails

Anna shows you how to create thumbnail sketches.

password: thumbnail

Task: Create thumbnails

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Module Five Task Thumbnails

Storyboards

Storyboards

Anna shows you how to create storyboards for your picture book.

password: storyboard

Task: Create a storyboard

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Module Five Task Storyboards

Creating dummy books

Dummy books

Anna shows you how to create dummy books to use for your picture book.

password: dummy

Task: Create a dummy book

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Module Five Task Dummy Books

Journey through illustration

Anna shows you how she creates an illustration from a rough sketch.

password: sketch

Interview with award-winning illustrator, Matt Ottley

Zanni interviews highly acclaimed illustrator, Matt Ottley, about Teacup and The Incredible Freedom Machines.

password: matt

Interview with beloved author illustrator, Gus Gordon

Zanni chats to Gus about his latest picture book, Finding Francois.

password: gus

Module Five Assignments

Due the last Friday of June.

Writing Assignment: Complete your editing checklist

Open the handout to read about your writing assignment for module five.

Module Five Writing Assignment Complete Your Editing Checklist

Illustration Assignment: Create a storyboard and dummy book

Open the handout to read about your illustration assignment for module five.

Module Five Illustration Assignment Create a Storyboard and Dummy Book

Congratulations! You have completed Module Five: Editing, Storyboards, Thumbnails, & Dummy Books. Proceed to Module Six: Creating Final Artwork and Presenting to Publishers