Photo: La Boîte Rouge VIF


This activity integrates visual notions of scenario-writing by making participants structure a story into a sequence of images.



Digital camera; printer, scissors, tape and/or glue, pens, paper (kraft + printer). Ideally, the location and props available should be relative to the story to be told. However, a specific location can also serve as inspiration, while an open area allows for greater creativity.


1. Create an example; should be quick and simple — 20 min

2. Ask each group to think about a simple story to tell – the objective is to try out the process — 10 min

3. Create a scenario by determining some key actions – which images will we need to tell our story? — 5 min

4. Set up the action and take pictures — 20 min

5. Print contact sheets of all recorded images — 10 min

6. Cut out selected images — 5 min

7. Glue the images in order on a large piece of paper — 5 min

8. Write short texts describing the scene underneath each image — 10 min

9. Present the result to the rest of the group — 5 min


Step 1 - In this example, two guys are fighting over an object they found.

Step 4 - An intercultural relationship is not well seen by the mother.

Steps 7-8 - Participants assembling their story.