In this post I’d like to share some insight on what I went through to create my Pecha Kucha.
The first and easiest part was creating a PowerPoint presentation, with each of the 20 slides set to transition automatically after 20 seconds.
Then I turned to the classic dramatic storytelling arc:
I created a table in a word processing document and I color-coded it to match the various stages of the dramatic storytelling arc. Then I started to write the script while searching for related images, making sure to note the source of each image on my reference slide.
Then I used Audacity to record a separate audio clip for each slide, making sure I adjusted my pace, if necessary, to keep each audio clip under 20 seconds.
Then I was ready to insert each audio clip into the corresponding slide in my PowerPoint, making sure it was set to play automatically at the start of each slide transition:
Finally, I used a screen recorder to take a video of the slideshow, which played through automatically, and uploaded that video to YouTube.
This was a great challenge for me and I really pushed myself to do a good job. I’m really happy with the end product and look forward to another opportunity to make some improvements.