Step 1: Get a script together.
- Create a plan! Before you begin, think about what you want to do and how you want to do it. Have an idea of what type of video you would like to make.
- Have detailed visuals within each shot (including camera angles).
- Include any music you plan to use (REMEMBER; don’t use anything with a copyright). Go here to check out allowable royalty-free music options.
- Make sure your script is detailed enough so you can plan each shot — but don’t get bogged down with too many details.
- Let’s face it; some of you will just wing it!
Step 2: Check out your locations.
- Think about where you’ll shoot each scene. Inside a room? On the street? At your school?
- Consider which locations will make the best visuals.
- Which are most do-able?
- Which may require getting special permission to shoot?
- And are these places safe?
Step 3: Develop a storyboard.
- A storyboard is simply a visual of what each scene will look like.
- These visuals can be as simple as a pencil sketch (or stick figures). Just enough to give you the basic idea.
- You should consider having one storyboarded for each frame of each scene or each time the camera angle or background changes.
- Or again, you may just wing it!
Step 4: Create a schedule.
- Chart out the time you’ll spend shooting and editing. Try to stick to the schedule so you can submit your video on time!
- OR?? You know where this is going…you’ll wing it!
Step 5: Get permission.
- If you plan to shoot your video on someone’s private property, you’ll need written permission.
- Anyone who appears on camera and can be recognized in any manner will need to sign our form.
- If they’re under 18, their parent or legal guardian will also need to sign the form. Get these done now, because you’ll need to submit them by 11:59p.m. - January 19, 2020 (CST).
- DO NOT WING THIS!!! This is un-wingable!
January 19, 2020 11:59p.m. (CST)
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