Lesson 9: Making Films

Lesson 9

Take Action - Making Films

Video Editing: Text,
Transitions, FX, V/O & Music

Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Edit their PSAs for maximum effect using video editing tools

Overview/Purpose:
In this lesson, students learn how to use text, transitions, effects, voiceovers and music in their films for desired impact.
Guiding Questions:
  • What role does post-production have in creating our PSAs?
  • How can we use video editing tools to craft effective PSAs?
Recommended Time:
90-180 minutes

Recommended Time:
Depending on how sophisticated your students’ use of video editing already is and the time you have available, you can break this lesson up in a number of ways. You may go over all the tips in one class or break them up as you see fit.

Common Core State Standards:
Materials:
Technology Required:
Computers with video editing software
Lessons design:
  • Distribute and review Video Editing 101 handout with students, stopping to model each editing technique.

  • Students use the remaining time to edit their PSAs.

  • As they prepare to finish their PSAs, students view their projects, making any final changes. The rubric can be used as a useful checklist to guide them along the way.
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Rock Your World is a Program of Creative Visions, a 501(c) (3) organization that supports creative activists - individuals who use the power of media and arts to create positive change in the world.
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