Polishing Final Projects
Simplify and focus your message
Make sure your project settings in whatever software you’re using match the camera settings you shot in
Only use transitions, effects, or motifs if they support your story
Avoid mixing too many fonts, colors,and effects
Check for spelling errors in all text, including titles, subtitles, credits, and names
Ensure proper crediting
Make sure you have permission to use anyaudio clips, tracks, and/or music in your project
Media Making Process
involves idea development, scripting dialogue, and the project pitch.
involves capturing sounds and images based on the production plan.
involves assembling the media files as planned.
Adding and Managing Media
Trimming and Arranging Clips
Working with Audio
Adding Text and Titles
Working with Effects and Transitions
Exporting and Saving
Critique and Revision
should happen throughout but at this stage--after post-production--
it involves sharing a rough-cut and getting formal feeback.
involves getting the work out to an audience. This can take many approaches,
but it is particularly powerful when youth artists and audiences interact.
EXHIBITION & DISTRIBUTION
Creating shot lists
Creating & adding sound
Revising and editing
Obtain a model release from every person that is seen or heard on camera, in your audio recording, and/or captured in an image
When on location, get permission to shoot or record
Make sure camera settings are consistent from shoot to shoot
Wear headphones to monitor sound levels and check for background noise
Use a tripod!
Create interesting compositions, experiment with a variety of angles
Seek and cultivate dynamic and authentic performances
Do voice recording and conduct interviews in quiet spaces
Remind interviewees to repeat each question in their response
Acquire imagery, fonts, and textures in high-resolution format
Student Television Network
Production Role Descriptions
Field Production Checklist 1
Field Production Checklist 2
How to look your best on camera
Glossary of Common Video Terms