Key to the Our Story process is presentation of the produced stories back to the wider community. Often this is accompanied with a meal or other communal gathering.
Outcome of Step
Each video should have been presented back to the community in a presentation setting. Final versions of each video should be available to leave with the community on a USB stick or drive.
- Projector or TV
- Means of amplifying audio (speakers)
The easiest (and most time efficient) method of playing videos to the community is to connect one of the Android devices to a TV or projector directly, and then play each video directly from the Stories Timeline screen.
- Make sure the Dashboard is running and available to your device.
- Select one of the Android devices to use for your presentation. Take note of which Group is logged in.
- For each Story in the Dashboard that you want to present select the
Cloneoption, and then with the clone, select the
Reassign to Useroption and reassign to the above group.
- Connect the Android device to your projector or screen.
- Open the Story you want to present in the Editor on the first Android device.
- Press the
Fullscreenbutton in the top-right, and then select
- Repeat for each Story that requires presentation.
Before you leave the field it is important to
Publish each story, allowing you to leave the final version of each with the community. The process of turning individual videos selected by them in the Creation process into a single video file is called
Editing and producing the final story files takes a lot of CPU power and battery (when using Titan), hence we recommend that administrators disable publishing using the Dashboard until all the groups have finished creating their stories to prevent unnecessary resource use. You can re-enable publishing once you are sure that no more groups are working on their videos or you are at the end of the story creation stage for all the groups. This is done via the
Usually by this point you have already copied each final story into a single user account so that you can access them all on one mobile device. IF this is not yet the case, follow the steps above.
Open each story in the App and select
Publish Now. This will add the story to a queue for processing by the Dashboard.
WARNING: THIS PROCESS IS VERY TIME CONSUMING AND WILL REQUIRE YOUR LAPTOP TO BE PLUGGED INTO MAINS POWER
Stories will continue to process without the Android device being available.
- 2 USB Drives
Each of the Stories produced by the community should be left with them before leaving the field.
All content produced during the process is stored on the computer running the Our Story Dashboard. To obtain these files, the easiest method is to locate the Story in the Dashboard and select the
Download option via the options menu.
We recommend that you handover files safely to local community representatives so they can determine the most appropriate way to share the videos with interested parties. We have previously done this by using USB flash drives that we take with us to the field.