For lack of knowing what to do next, I made a storyboard this morning. I made a tiny page-by-page version of the magazine, mapping out the sequence of content: year 13s through year 9 then staff, etc. I drew up half the magazine on the computer, and then printed out a page of blank pages to pen over tea in the staffroom. But then I figured, why make this a visual thing? Why not just make a list?
The entire magazine is only set to be 40 pages, and it wasn’t all that difficult to list the contents of each page:
- Title page
- Candid photos
- Message from Pule
- 13.1 Class
- 13.2 Class
- Et cetera
I also took the liberty this afternoon of employing 9 year 12 and 13 students to write short 100-word articles for a slew of school events that are slated to get magazine coverage: Rugby, Athletics, Netball, the Field Trip to Mt. Vaea, Culture Day 2009, English Day 2010.
Did you notice a pattern there? Yeah, I think this entire process would be a lot more challenging content-wise if I didn’t have the blog. Really, what is a yearbook, but a less frequent blog with a narrower scope?
In any case, with a working outline and a tentatively abled staff, I’m feeling much more confident about the prospects of the school magazine. I’m pretty sure I can have a good draft finished by mid-September. Things could be worse.
I hope you’re well. Pictures below.
Unbeknownst to me, the staffroom floor was re-tiled on Saturday. No doubt in preparation for the team from the Oceania Games that flies in Saturday morning.
This one's going up a little late. This is Erica, K8, and Erin posing with the soccer trophy we briefly stole from the Australians. Yeah. We lost to the Aussies. Embarrassing, I know.