Video Scavenger Hunt Assignment

This will be your first opportunity to make a video from beginning to end.  You will plan, shoot and edit to create a final film that tells an original story.  This is also your first experience working on a deadline so remember to use your time wisely!

Maximum length: 2 minutes

Project Steps:

Pre-Production

1. Download and print the Video Story Hunt Checklist.

2. Break up into groups and nominate a producer.

3. Plan your shoot.  Brainstorm and create an outline for your story.  The producer will pitch your outline to Mr. Lewis and bring suggestions back to the group.  Hint: Keep your stories simple!

4. Use your outline to create a shot list.  Get approval from Mr. Lewis when finished.

Production

5. Start shooting. Remember to trade off who is operating the camera.

Post-Production

6. After you are done shooting, import your footage into iMovie and begin editing. Click here for tutorials on importing.

*You also may find this tip sheet of iMovie Shortcuts helpful when editing any project.

7. Begin editing.  Your final product should include the following:

  • Transitions between all clips
  • Text labeling each clip
  • A title and credits screen
  • Advanced editing effects (cutaway, slow/fast motion, audio/video effects)
  • Music if you have time

8. Export your final project to the Shared drive > Scavenger Hunt folder

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