US History Video Project:
Students will produce video basd on research from United States History.
Student produced videos must conform to the Ivie (Innovative video in education) format. Videos will be submitted for contest.
Check the link for information regarding the Ivie contest
Use this site to search for video needs:
Log in= pmcelhaney
For Copyright Free Music go to FREE PLAY.COM
For Links to Video Resources:
Produciton Web Site for info:
Video Project Pre-Production Steps
After Research students must begin the production process.
Step One: Clarify big ideas
Clarify big ideas you want to include from history content
What information and messages are you trying to communicate?
Step Two: Style and theme
Choose a Style and theme of Video to emulate:
Historical News program “You are there”
“Bill and Ted’s Great Adventure”
Step Three: The Pitch-
The Pitch- summary/outline of proposed video idea regarding video, for approval
What content will you include?
Describe what you see in your mind as a finished product.
You must gain approval for your video idea. (See “The Pitch Document”)
Step Four: Story Board
Story Board- what sequence of shots/scenes will you include to make the history content clear?
□ Outline the shots of the film as you see a “Story unfolding”
Consider Scenes that achieve the following:
□ Beginning- to gain/focus attention- set the stage/topic/time period (Thesis)
□ Locations for shooting/scenes
□ Rising Action
□ Create Drama
□ Make it persuasive
□ Use transitions
□ Dialogue and voice-over(Do Sound Last)
□ Background Music
□ Sound effects
□ Credits- document sources, must include copyright permission (see document)
Step Five Script
Outline the brief script
Write narration or dialogue
Step Six Divide work of creating the film:
Camera operator- must know about- lighting, camera operation, use of sound.
Director- Manager of the process, directs the production, encourages people to accomplish goals
Step Seven Production
Follow your storyboard/outline/or script
Step Eight Edit
Fill in titles
Record and place narration
Think about scene transitions
Step Nine Finish
Are your messages clear?
Are there any changes you want to make?
Burn a DVD and submit.