I love when students make videos. Whether they are simply recording how they can kick a ball into a goal or creating a presentation about their future career, videos are a great way for students to show learning… and parents LOVE them!
However, I often have found that there is something lacking in the actual production value of the video. I bet I’m not alone in having to sit through a video that was filmed in a busy and NOISY hall or a video that moves from location to location, actor to actor, darkness to light, focus to blur… leaving me desperately searching for some Gravol. Yes, we do not all have little Steven Spielbergs in our classes, so let’s give them some tips before they push the record button okay?
Students love to dive right in and make videos, which is fine, but if it is a video that will eventually be published or presented, maybe we need to spend some time teaching skills to make their videos better for their audiences.
Here is a a quick tip sheet that I put together for students and teachers.
Feel free to copy and share! Happy video making!