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Video Production in the Curriculum

This section is for teachers. It is a resource that will provide practical suggestions on how to integrate video production into the curriculum. This section will also explore the world of media literacy.

Here are some lessons for the classroom:

Five in One
These lessons are used to help student become familiar with the production process. They are asked to capture a set of actions on video.

The 5 in 1; The Shot

The 5 in 1; The Scene

The 5 in 1; Combined

How To
This lesson captures a presentation on video. This is similar to the "Five in One" in that the students can record a presentation in shot and one set up. Or they can break the presentation down into shots and create a video with close ups, cut aways and effects.

The How To

The Scavenger Hunt
This exercise introduces the camera to the students. Here they are ask to go and shoot particular kinds of shots. By gathering these shots, they learn how to use the camera.

The Scavenger Hunt

Here are some tips for how to teach students to improve their video techniques:

VidTips - PreProduction:
One way to make the production go smoother is to plan ahead. Find out what you can do before you take the camera out.

VidTips - Production:
Gathering the footage is fun. Here are a few suggestions to help make the footage look good.

VidTips - Post Production:
Digital editing is where the story is put together. Here are a few tips to help you tell the story you want told.

VidTips - Distribution:
Once the video is made, now what? How are you going to show your work? Find out the codes you need to show your work on the web.

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