The purpose of this project is to provide guidance
and resources for teachers so they can help students
tell their stories digitally. In today’s
classroom, digital photography and digital video enable
students to make a clear visual connection with their
subject matter. Students who create video documentaries
not only learn the necessary technology skills but also
become personally involved in the content, which leads
to a better understanding.
This teachers guide contains four chapters that correspond
to the four project videos. Each chapter includes helpful
lesson plans, resource materials and checklists to supplement
Video 1 — Beginning the Project: Planning
deals with the planning stage in the development of
the video project — what type of video to make,
the topic, the various jobs required and more.
Video 2 — Before the Tape Rolls: Preproduction
discusses the second stage of production — storyboarding,
scripting, lighting techniques and adjusting the audio.
Video 3 — Start the Tape: Shooting
deals with camera shots, camera angles, composition
and camera tricks. It also talks about putting the story
all together with sound as well publishing.
Video 4 — The Final Product
shows how to publish your video using different media,
such as DVD, VHS, video CD and Web streaming, and shows
samples of student-created video.