Video assignments can be a research intensive, collaborative and highly engaging student activity. The video can demonstrate skills, knowledge and communication strategies. You can find some DU student examples at http://otl.du.edu/knowledgebase/what-are-some-examples-of-video-activities/

For Instructors

For Students

Getting Started

  1. Define a clear purpose and outcomes for the video .
  2. Establish teams and assign project roles and responsibilities.
  3. Research videos online that match your goals and expectations .
  4. Produce a video that is visually engaging to your audience. Scenes should be changing every 5-10 seconds.
  5. Create a storyboard , shoot list and script .
  6. Create a project timeline and video team document to keep you organized.
  7. Tips for producing class assignment videos, “Before, During and After”.
  8. Have weekly team meetings. Use ZOOM to have virtual meetings.

Team Roles and Responsibilities

  • Producer: Initiates and coordinates meetings and time management; has a high-level view of the project and timelines
  • Script Writers: Responsible for creating the storyboard and script
  • Researchers: Responsible for researching the topic, fact collecting and citations
  • Videographer/Photographers/Audio Technicians: Responsible for video recording and still photos; ensures good lighting and audio quality
  • Narrators: Provides audio or video commentary
  • Illustrators / graphic artist: Responsible for drawing custom art work
  • Video & Audio Editors: Responsible for video and audio editing software; will edit and share revisions with team members

 

The DU Digital Media Center has professional video and audio software for students. They are located in the Anderson Academic Commons and are normally open when the library is open.

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