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In this activity you will break up into groups. Each group is to create a video that explains how to do something in five steps. The video can be a demonstration on how to make a sandwich, how to make a May Basket, how to skate or how to go clean a trumpet. Each group is to write a script based upon the presentation. The scene is to have one shot that has five pieces of action within the shot. Then you will create a shot sheet describing each of the actions. There should be at least five pieces of action of the presentation on the shot sheet. Next your group is to record the shot based upon the script.


  • Write a script about the presentation with five pieces of action within one shot.
  • Write up a Shot Sheet based upon the script.
  • Become familiar with the controls on the camera you will be using for the activity. Focus on the record button and pause buttons and on the focus and the zoom controls. Shoot some video to test these out and check the results in the camera view finder.
  • Record a video (less than 2 minutes long) capturing the activity described in the assignment
  • Show your video to the class
  • Critically look at the scene you created. How can the scene be shot differently to tell the story better? What types of problems do you see with the video? How would you do it differently?