At first, the biggest challenge for this assignment was to come up with a theme. So many choices, so little time!! Finally, I decided to combine this assignment with a project I am doing with a Grade 2 class in one of the schools where I work. I had been practicing using the camera, tripod and light kit from the university as the students interviewed members of their community about the history of their town. And I needed some additional shots from the community to include in the class video, so I decided to combine these shots with my 879 assignment.
Here are the steps in my learning journey:
- To begin, I wrote a script about the history of the community, incorporating information from a Reader's Theatre script I had writtern previously for this class.
- Then, I began to think about what shots would work best for different elements of the video, panning, long, medium, etc. For some of the shots, I tried to "make them work" although creatively, they are a bit awkward. I added them to my script page.
- Next, I thought about adding some sound effects and downloaded some creative commons sounds to use in the background.
- Finally, I convinced my youngest son to help me with the narration as I felt it was too much to try and run the camera, narrate and think about sound effects all at once!! And we headed out to capture some video.