HAVE A PLAN! I suggest using a Storyboard, but whatever you use, write down what kind of shot you are going to take and the sequence. Hopefully, you will add some kind of interest, like a simple plot (seen in the Shooting Gallery video at left)
Shoot your video with your phone.
Edit your video using WeVideo (linked above.) IMPORTANT! Be certain to add-in titles for each segment that indicate the shot type being demonstrated.
TIPS: -Shoot in Landscape mode! -Record video -- not photos -Get 5-10 seconds for each shot -Take turns getting the shots -Ask permission to record others -Put the sun behind you when you record -Story is nice, but the shots and titles are KING, each shot must be correctly named in a title for full credit.
Week 2: Wed-Fri., Sept. 23-25
Every day, newsrooms around the world are challenged with identifying what is newsworthy and what isn’t.
Reporters and editors use certain guidelines to determine whether or not information is worth being shared. Since the advent of social media, journalists also use social media to see what news people are engaging with.
Where would you rather explore new stories? Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook?
NEWSWORTHY ELEMENTS Newsworthy stories do not need all elements, but most solid stories have 3-4
In the story of our recent "smoke invasion", according to the Newsworthy Elements, is this "Story" newsworthy?
timely (when reported, yes)
proximity - is this story "close to home" for us?
conflict/controversy - yes?
human interest - is this on social media?
relevance - to who?
YOUR TASK: DUE FRIDAY, SEPT 25
Think of a local story that might work for a school & community broadcast.
Go HERE and explain how your story idea fits into the "Newsworthy Elements". DO NOT STRESS OVER THIS. It is your first time - this kind of thing takes practice. It's a good idea to watch the TV news and see how this all fits.
You can make your presentation you wish, but make it under 1 minute in length. It is best to have a message that you want to communicate, such as: no more plastic bags, wearing a mask, littering on the beach, why I love my pet... YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN THE VIDEO, OR DO THE NARRATION. THIS IS YOUR VIDEO! Make it about something that means something to you. It can be random shots - it doesn't have to have a plot.
How you organize and name files is the #1 thing that you must master no matter what kind of career!
Every designer (including me) has done what you see on a job. This unorganized way of working will cost you hours of wasted time and will totally lose respect from those who have to try and figure out your files. Form good file organization and naming habits now and it will pay well in the future.
Download and install some video programs onto your Chromebook. Adobe Rush is my #1 choice, but it is not yet available for Chromebooks- grrrrrr. Here is a list of the best video editors for Chromebook: (the links are in the webpage. Scroll down and choose.) 1. PowerDirector 2. KineMaster 3. WeVideo (web-based, which is nice) 4. YouTube Studio Video Editor 5. Magisto
This is the first video ever uploaded on YouTube on April 23, 2005
This is what happens when a Special Effects guy stays at home with his son during lockdown.
You are capable of producing this level of work in Adobe Spark