Create a sustainability video
This is one of a series of posts on the Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project. Other posts in the series include:
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project (CCP) - Intro
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Research Techniques
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Evaluation
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Use augmented reality
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Create a multi-level game
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Create a sustainability video
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Build a sustainability app
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Design a sustainability city or town
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Overview
For a more student-friendly layout visit the Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project website.
Create a 5 minute video about sustainability in the Epping community.
Review short films about sustainability
Do a quick online search to find short videos about sustainability or more specifically about your topic. Are these videos enjoyable, informative or entertaining? What are the positive aspects of the videos? Are there some aspects which could be improved?
Brainstorm video ideas
As a group, write down all of your ideas for creating your own video. Try to be original and innovative. Include all of your ideas, even the ones that might seem silly. Brainstorming allows you to get a whole range of ideas down on paper before narrowing your ideas down to the best and most practical options.
Use the scaffold to plan your video
Once you have developed your idea you can start to plan how it will unfold on-screen. In the video scaffold, plan the scenes of your video. Try not to make each scene too long. You want to make sure that the viewer does not become bored.
Write your script
Once you have a rough idea of the sequence of your scenes it is time to develop your script. The script should include all of the dialogue for the video, information about the setting, the different characters and basic information about movement and actions.
Create your video
Learn your script or create cue cards. Film each scene several times so that you have some flexibility when you edit your video. Use video editing software to create your video.
The following resources may help you create your video. You will find tutorials to help you use video making software and articles to help you write your actual script.
Best free video editing software: 9 top programs you should download
How to create a movie from start to finish with iMovie
How to use Windows Movie Maker: 10 Steps
7 rules for writing short films
How to write a good short film script
The short guide to making an awesome short - Part 1: Scripting
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