Making short videos for different audiences:
Creating a video for a school website/class blog about a school/class event or project
Making a 'behind-the-scenes' video of a school event
Making a video reflection about the learning process
Creating a video response to a class project
Making a video for a school/class film festival
Making a video-interview on a given/chosen topic with an expert/parent/peer
Making a video tutorial for peers (within or beyond school)
Creating a vlog entry about a school/class/community/family event
Retelling an original story from a minor character's perspective
Students watch a relevant example of the video. They explore what a video can include and why. They identify its main components (e.g. different scenes, people, sound, captions, introduction, conclusion).
#2 Deconstructing production
Students brainstorm the stages of video production (or organise the prompts in the right order). They generate their own plan of relevant activities (e.g. example, storyboarding, scripting, editing).
#3 Practice run
Students use technology to record a short video . They explore how to operate the device and/or application if they are unfamiliar with technology. The learn how to transfer the file to the computer, save and upload it.
Students plan their videos and create a draft of a storyboard, including the content, the character/s, and the setting. They consider (1) the purpose of the video, (2) the context, (3) audience. They also prepare and practise their scripts.
#5 Power of video
Students explore examples of several videos and identify the features of a good video. This includes what makes a video appealing or not to audiences. The students revise their drafts accordingly.
#6 Green screen
Students explore the role of a green screen in video making. They consider what parts of their videos can be done with the green screen.
#7 Lights, camera, action!
Students use available technologies to record parts of their videos.
Students explore the role of the soundtrack in the videos. They experiment with different effects that can be created in their videos.
Students learn about copyright and how to use a piece of copyright music legally.
Students use movie-editing software to edit their videos. They consider their goal, audience and context in deciding on the length of the video, order, transition between different parts, opening, closing, captions, subtitles.