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Infographics:

What the Heck are… Infographics? And Why You Should Use Them!


Examples:

Best and worst times

Bumps, bruises and breaks

Passwords

Save the Children


Creation Guide:

Elements to an Infographic

 

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Colors for Infographics


Class Assignment:

Student Enrollment

The largest of four comprehensive universities within the Connecticut State University System, CCSU enrolls about 8,500 full-time and 4,000 part-time students. Of these, about 10,000 attend as undergraduates, and 2,400 as graduates.

Students comprise 42 percent of the School of Arts & Sciences enrollment (5,300).

Female students account for 48 percent of the undergraduate student population; males, 52 percent.

CCSU is richly diverse: about 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage; African American students comprise more than 8 percent of the student body; Latinos, nearly 8 percent; and Asians, almost 3 percent.

Source: CCSU.edu

 

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Writing guidelines for our digital story:

Be objective. You are the narrator, not the main character.

Write in third person. Do not use: I, you, we, our, your

Write a lead that hooks the reader. Should be one sentence.

Quotes: Chiara said, “Use quotes and attribute them.” The class was not happy. “This challenge is the real deal,” a student said.

Hyperlink if possible. Especially, if it will clear up confusion or gives more context.

Check for spelling and grammar. “Edit in layers.”


 

In-Class Assignment

Interview your classmate, and write a 500- to 650-word story about why they came to CCSU, and profile who they are as a student.

You must:

– follow the writing guidelines

-include at least one picture with a caption. Use the lessons we covered for taking compelling pictures.

-use relevant, useful hyperlinks

-include quotes

– use a pull quote

-use the aesthetic techniques we’ve learned for creating a good visual post

-make a slide show with 3-5 slides using creative commons pics.

-put the post in a category

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Vantage points 


Framing

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Wide, Medium, and Close Shots


In-class Assignment

Close-Medium-Wide Story: You and your partner will shoot a scene that “tells a story.”

You need three shots: a wide, medium, and close. Try to incorporate all the lessons we learned in class.

Then in Photoshop, create 3 visuals that are 3000 W x 2000 H pixels. Each visual should have:

  • one pic
  • a colored background
  • a title or caption
  • have text (over a shape) next to each shot
  • export it as a png