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Most videos are created to entertain and/or educate. In this activity you will create a simple video that will educate its viewer. You will record a "show and share" presentation of how to do something. For simplicity's sake, the show and share "how to" should only have five steps.

In this assignment all the action takes place in front of the camera. The group will record a presentation of the "How to".

Remember, the Director of Photography (DP) is the person responsible for the shots. Based on the script and instructions from the director, the DP sets up the camera and takes the shot. In this activity, the students are responsible for putting the shot to tape. They are asked to perform the duties of the DP.

Purpose of the Activity:

The purpose of the activity is to have you experience taping a presentation. During the activity you will:

  • Become familiar with camera controls
  • Become familiar with writing a script and shot sheet
  • Shoot a brief video of someone presenting to the camera
  • Show your video to the class