Lesson 9: Making Films-Producing Documentaries

Lesson 9

Take Action - Making Films-Producing Documentaries

Post-Production Basics:
Preparing for Video Editing


After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Rename, organize, select, and trim clips for use in their documentaries

In this lesson, students are introduced to the first parts of post-production and video editing – viewing, naming, selecting and trimming clips.
Guiding Questions:
  • What role does post-production have in creating our documentaries?
  • How can we use video editing tools to refine the message of our documentaries?
Recommended Time:
90 minutes

Common Core State Standards:
Technology Required:
Video editing software
OR Internet access and web-based editing software (WeVideo, PowToon)

Lessons design:
  • Distribute and review Welcome to Post-Production handout.

  • Demonstrate how to rename and organize raw footage.

  • Demonstrate how to trim clips and move selected clips into a timeline/project.

  • Students work on renaming, organizing, selecting clips, and trimming, using the handout to guide their work.
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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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