Monday, May 28, 2018

Final Video Project


Your final video project will require you to create a video that should be at least one minute in length (although the video can be longer). The video must also include sounds/music (copyright friendly or copyright free) and you can also consider voiceovers. 

You will need to first plan your video using a storyboard.

But before you even start creating a storyboard you will need to determine what your video will be about. You can select any topic and style for the video (as long as it is general audience).

You can work alone, or you can also work in small groups (of up to three students).

Below are some suggestions for you to consider. As well as links to examples.


A film trailer 
You obviously do not have time to produce a film for this assignment, but you could produce a trailer for the film you want to make.

A film, game or book review
You could complete a review on a film, game or book. With a film or game, you can use footage from the film or game (copyright - fair dealing) and create voiceovers of your review.
Click here to see one film review format.
Click here to see another film review format.

Opening sequence/introduction of a television show
Using an existing show (or your own idea), create opening credits for a TV show. It could be serious, or you could even do a satirical version.
Click here for an example (American Horror Story)
Click here to see an overview of some of the best opening title sequences.

Product review
You can do a product review, much like ones that can be viewed online for numerous products. You can use video shots to highlight the product features with voiceovers.
Example: Click here to see an example and for another example, click here.

A detailed overview
Similar to a product review, some shows start with a quick, yet detailed overview that uses creative shots to show features. For instance, you could highlight features on a vehicle, using different angles, closeups and other creative camera shots with accompanying music. It can also include a voiceover explaining the features.
Example: Check out the introduction to this video from Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

A tour video
Create a tour of the school or another type of tour of some area or building. Highlight key areas with a description/explanation voiceover.
Click here to see a tour video example (Big Brothers/Big Sisters Dream Cottage)

One minute story (with prop or certain setting)
Find a prop (can be any object) and/or select a setting and create a one minute story that has a beginning, conflict and then resolution. The story can be longer than one minute, but it should take at least one minute to tell a quick story.
Click here to see an example, and click here to see a longer example.

A tribute to someone - could be a family member, artist, athlete or performer 
Sometimes we are inspired by someone who is quite prominent in the media and sometimes our inspiration is closer to home. You could create a tribute to the person who has made a difference in your life and/or helped you to see the world differently.
(Note: In this case you may use copyright material, which can sometimes be acceptable under fair dealing for educational purposes - make sure to consult with your teacher.)
Click here to see an example.

Explore video techniques 
(NOTE: This is only for students who did not take Media Studies 120)
In this unit, you watched videos that explored video techniques (angles, shots, transitions, etc). You can create a video using your own footage as you explore these different techniques and explain when they are usually used and for what effect.
Click here to see an example.


Below are the statements that will be used to assess this assignment. You will also do a self-assessment based on these statements during the revision process.
  • In the planning process, I was clear on what I needed to do and how the video production would occur. If I was on a team, everyone was clear on their roles and did their fair share of the work. 
  • The storyboard was completed and served as a solid visual representation with details on titles, transitions, sounds and/or special effects, voice-overs, etc. 
  • I was open to other student suggestions during the revision period. If I was part of a team, I was respectful of other opinions, suggestions and insights. 
  • The message in the video is effectively communicated in the video, and all the other elements (sounds, effects, voice-overs, etc.) contribute to the message. 
  • The final video product is very pleasing with an overall effective use of elements. 
  • The final video product includes only high quality camera shots and the video moves smoothly with good timing through the use of appropriate elements and effective transitions. 


Click here to read some tips on what to do when you start shooting your video. Also watch the video below.

Video 101: Shooting Basics from Vimeo Video School on Vimeo.


Below are some tutorials that you may find helpful when you start editing your video.