Video  Curriculum

Video storytelling requires many skills and can take years to learn.  Many of our teachings artists have benefitted from formal education from such places as Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Metropolitan State University, the Minneapolis College of Art And Design and The Arts Institute.  Others however have benefitted from self-taught and community-based learning environments.   For those of you interested in dedicating time to the art of video creation we highly recommend that you start with the links below.  Once you have become comfortable,  you may then want to consider joining lynda.com for more in-depth technical instruction.

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS

Artistic Foundation

Artistic Process: Create or Make

Artistic Process: Perform or Present

Artistic Process: Respond or Critique

Minnesota State Standards in the Arts

 

TERMS & SPECIFICATIONS

Primary Elements

Formal Elements

Compositions

Angles

Movements

Genres

Criticism

Sound Elements

Microphones

Interviewing Types

Interviewing Styles

Production Values

Planning Overview

Planning Terms

Planning Specifics

Field Production

Editing Overview

Editing Terms

 

ASSIGNMENTS  

Rules of Conduct

Camera & Tripod Demonstration    

Quiz:  Camera & Tripod Knowledge

Quiz:  EQ Care & Check-Out Procedures

Parent Permission Form

Video Scavenger Hunt Assignment

Elements, Compositions & Movement Assignment

Critical Viewing Assignment

Quiz:  Do You Know Your Terms?

Sound Stories Assignment

The Mock Interview

The Pitch

Production Logs

Paper Edit

Story Presentation & Critique

One Minute Video

 

PLANNING TOOLS

Project Summary

Treatment

Brainstorming

Scriptwriting

Storyboards

Production Roles

Talent List

Interview Planning

Script Breakdown

Logistics

Checklist

Model Release Form

Video Descriptor

Artist Biography

 

TUTORIALS

Visual Basics

Basic Terms

Digital Equipment Care

Sound Recording Basics

Story Planning

Field Production

Video Editing Basics

 

LESSON PLANS

LESSON ONE - Video Storytelling Overview

LESSON TWO - Camera & Tripod Operation

LESSON THREE - EQ Care & Protocols 

LESSON FOUR - The Language of Video

LESSON FIVE - Introduction to Critical Viewing

LESSON SIX - Introduction to Sound

LESSON SEVEN - The Art of the Interview

LESSON EIGHT - Production Planning

LESSON NINE - The One Minute Video

LESSON TEN - Introduction to Editing

LESSON ELEVEN - Independent Projects

 

Curriculum

INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA LITERACY © Media Literacy Project

MEDIA LITERACY IS NOT AN OPTION  © Douglas Kelliher & Jeff Share