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What's Up with Jody Barton - Instagram Video

  • Writing
  • Film making
  • Photography
  • Digital
  • Animation

What is it?

Turn a read into an Instagram story/video

Where will it happen?

You can do it online


Step one: Find a quote, book, article or blog you like the look of.

Step two: Pull some words from it. You can either use a quote, or use one or two sentences to tell the story in your own words. For example, if you like the story of Game of Thrones, you might simply use the first line: 'The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer'. Or you could hack the whole story to: 'A girl replaces her sister in a fight to the death'.

Step three: Find your photos. You could use pictures or photos you already have, or take new ones that fit together with the words you've picked.

Step four: Hack them together. We've used the app Flipagram to #hackreading, but you could a paint application on the computer, or even pen and paper if you prefer, writing with thick pen over the top of your images.

Activity log

A long time ago there was an opportunity of working together with an Instagrammer "Emma Hailey", in order to create a short video inspired and based on a book of my choice. What I've been doing is the fact that I had to discuss about my favourite book with my group leader - to then come up with a short brief summary of the story for Emma to interpret it through her creation using the Video option on Instagram. As a result, I've then decided to choose my favourite called "What's up with Jody Barton?" by Hailey Long, which then the video got made and shared on Instagram by the Reading Hack.