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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:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.5
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.6

Materials:

Video Editing 101 Handout

Technology Required:

Computers with video editing software

Lesson 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.