Seeds 1001 Story Project Flow

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1. Translation

1.1. Identify translator

1.1.1. Ask for sample translation

1.1.2. Select translator

1.1.3. Send stories for translation (Set Deadlines)

1.2. Translate English stories to Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Chinese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Thai, etc.

1.3. Send translated stories to 3rd party person to verify translation (story flow, spelling, grammar, punctuation, quotation marks, etc.)

1.4. Send translated stories to InDesign & Amazon team for processing

2. Student author and fund management

2.1. Work with local NGO to release $360 to the original author in 12 installments - one month school fee + 1 meal a day + school uniform = $30 a month

2.2. Issue certificate of funds to the author for future years if there is specific donations to particular students

2.3. Calculate fund release percentage and re-invest in program expansion

3. Creative writing and story enhancing competition workshop (This can be done virtually)

3.1. Read existing 1001 stories

3.2. Read previously collected raw stories (At least 3) and compare with processed stories

3.3. Students must expand the original story to have ARC while conveying the Seeds messages

3.4. Have teachers or community leaders select best of the best stories

3.5. Hold an award ceremony for winners

3.5.1. Give Seeds of Empowerment T shirts

3.5.2. Give 1001 paper back stories

3.6. Take pictures of the winners' stories on the spot for record keeping

3.7. Take high quality pictures of headshot of the winners while holding their name cards

4. Art exhibition (Bi annual)

4.1. Contact museums, galleries, corporate offices

4.2. Send official letters to Curators and visit the locations

4.3. Negotiate and confirm dates, period, and terms of exhibition

4.4. Invite voluntary orchestra for background music

4.5. Cater in reception snack and drinks

4.6. Space planning to display artwork

4.7. Frame artwork

4.8. Schedule exhibition rotation plans - run exhibitions in multiple locations

4.9. Make posters

4.10. Invite volunteer photographers and videographers

4.11. Make and send invitation cards

4.12. Invite speakers - local leaders, supporters, etc.

4.13. Invite people

4.14. Sale items

4.14.1. Reprints of the original artwork on paper or canvas

4.14.2. Mug cups, T-shirts, mobile phone covers, calendars, 1001 story hard cover book series, enlarged photos from project communities

4.14.3. Receive donations to Seeds

4.15. Issue certificate of donations

4.16. Issue certificate of volunteer hours along with certificate of appreciation for all involved

5. Story processing

5.1. Identify editor to edit the stories to have complete ARC, convey the message of forgiving, familial love, promoting peace, tolerance of religious, ethnic, nationality differences.

5.2. Identify QA person to check for story principles, spelling, story flow, grammar issues

6. Seeds Art workshop

6.1. Plan art workshop

6.2. Choose appropriate media based on location/ local resources - no watercolor in areas where water is scarce

6.3. Free drawing & painting based on existing 1001 stories

6.3.1. Painting plans Block painting Give pre-cut paper blocks for students to patint Paint first and divide Guided painting Pre-sketch painting

6.3.2. Have students sign their name on the back or front of the painting

6.4. Have teachers and community leaders select winners

6.5. Award winners

6.6. Hold an award ceremony for winners

6.6.1. Give Seeds of Empowerment T shirts

6.6.2. Give 1001 paper back stories

6.7. Take pictures of the winners' stories on the spot for record keeping

6.8. Take high quality pictures of headshot of the winners while holding their name cards

7. Amazon Kindle processing

7.1. Set formats

7.2. Upload final version with book description

7.3. Final QA by QA officer

8. Process with Adobe Indesign

8.1. Set book size & orientation

8.2. Add texts and images

8.3. Add author, translator, editor, etc. information

8.4. Make sure to check bleeding lines

8.5. Use Blurb plugin for paper printing

8.6. Save PDF for final QA by QA officer

9. Process with Adobe Lightroom

9.1. Bring in RAW format file

9.2. Use SMART Sharpen

9.3. Clean blemish

9.4. Save as TIFF format for paper printing and JPG for ebook

10. Photographing

10.1. Use Prime lens ONLY - 50mm 1.4F - Aparature 9-11. ISO 100 ONLY. Use remote shutter release on a tripod. Use two strobe lights lighting at 45 degrees angle

10.2. Set RAW FINEST image only. Use SRGB only (Not Adobe RGB). No JPG.

11. Storytelling competition workshop

11.1. Plan workshops - location, resources needed, grade level, materials, etc.

11.2. Introduction of the project, process, and outcomes

11.3. Have students read existing 1001 stories

11.3.1. Read paper back stories

11.3.2. Read stories from mobile devices

11.3.3. SMILE can be integrated to assess comprehension

11.4. Story guide

11.4.1. All 1001 stories must convey a message of love, friendship, forgiving, unity, peace, courage, and religious, racial, and ethnic tolerance and harmnony. In many cases, 1001 stories reflect real conditions, hardship, or challenges children face in their real life. Some stories are fictional, but many are based on realities they have encountered. All stories must have the traditional arc form and we give higher points to those stories that have a surprising twist and relief. Most importantly, we love inspiratiinal stories that can be used to inspire and empower other children.

11.4.2. A. come up with a story (fiction or non-fiction) based on real context

11.4.3. B. Connect two of existing 1001 stories - Creative writing

11.5. Give a few days for students to come back with stories

11.6. Collecting stories

11.6.1. Record stories with phone - if students can't write

11.6.2. Develop stories with mobile app

11.6.3. Have students write stories

11.7. Have teachers or community leaders select best of the best stories

11.8. Hold an award ceremony for winners

11.8.1. Give Seeds of Empowerment T shirts

11.8.2. Give 1001 paper back stories

11.9. Take pictures of the winners' stories on the spot for record keeping

11.10. Take high quality pictures of headshot of the winners while holding their name cards

11.11. Identify local translator to translate the stories into English (Set specific deadlines)

12. Identify artists

12.1. Recruit artists for a specific story illustration

12.2. Have artists submit previous sample artwork

12.3. Review artwork and select appropriate artists

12.4. Select appropriate artists for the story

12.5. Ask the artist to study illustration guideline (spacing, size, media use, research on story context, background, photos of community, etc.)

12.6. Send the story in the language of the artist along with the photo of the story author

12.7. Have the artists sign the copyright consent forms (Seeds membership form, ownership transfer form, etc.)

12.8. Ask artists to send initial rough sketches (Set specific deadlines - usually 4 weeks) - Mostly 12 paintings per story

12.8.1. Check the story flow and see if the initial sketches properly match the story sequence and scenes

12.8.2. Make sure the sketches properly depict the community, ethnicity, context, spacing, etc.

12.8.3. Ask artist to re-sketch if needed

12.8.4. Ask artist to start painting/illustrating the selected story (Set deadlines - 3-6 months)

12.8.5. Receive the original artwork

12.8.6. Reimburse for shipping artwork