STEP 4. STORYBOARD
The next step is to create a storyboard – in English.
The storyboard needs to be in MS Word, and the photos dragged and dropped into the word doc. Don’t drag high res photos into your Word doc as it will crash.
Remember: We want you to tell us a story. Use photos or video or both, but make it a story for us.
If your school has a creative writing or theater course, this teacher might be willing to help.
For examples of a storyboard, visit this website (Step 4: Creating a storyboard)
STEP 5. VIDEO PRODUCTION
You will now need to create your own video. This can be done in many programs —Microsoft Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Apple iMovie, etc.
If your school has an IT department or a teacher who specializes in video, then have them help with the recording of the narration.
- Collect your materials (images, video clips, audio files, sound effects) and place them into a single folder.
- Open your software and make sure you have access to “import” the materials you collected into your software
- Import all materials so that you can arrange them into an organized film.
- Your software will have a “timeline” or “project area” where you can arrange your materials to create your film.
- Focus on your narration first, at the speed and tone you wish, and then add visual materials. #
STEP 6. ADDING CREDITS, CONVERTING, UPLOADING THE FILM
At the end of the film, you must list credits with:
- the names of the students who participated
- the music you used
- photos and film footage you used, if from outside sources, your other sources, and a bibliography
Do NOT steal music and photos, but look for music and photos that are copyright free. A good starting point for your search is the Free Music Archive for music and Flickr CC or Wikimedia Commons for photos. Please make yourself familiar with the different licenses attributed to the respective works. Finally, the credit section of your film should include a thank you to those people who helped – your teacher, the city library, the Jewish community, or whoever helped with the research.
- Finalize your film into a .MOV or a .MP4 file
- Save the finalized version to your computer
- Use the saved file to share online: upload the film on YouTube, and send us the link; or send it through dropbox /google drive