In-Class Assignment: Shooting and Editing Video on Mobile

You only need to choose one option and follow the instructions in each option. Assignments are due at the end of class today at 3 p.m. Turn in as instructed by your professors in each section.

OPTION A

Video assignment

(This assignment must be completed individually)

Assignment: Use MoviePro or any video recording app of your choice to interview a local shopkeeper in the community or someone on campus (in the bookstore, food vendors, baristas, etc.). Choose a strong character and visual location. In addition to a short interview with your subject, shoot some b-roll. After shooting the interview and broll with your mobile device, edit the story to 45 seconds using titles, b-roll, and your one interview that you edit to tell a short story. You must edit the story solely on your mobile device using the editing app of your choice (if possible use apps recommended during class demos). Tell the story of the shop/shopkeeper in around 45 seconds. This should be a narrative story (no standups; only the sources voice/image and b-roll). Only one source is required for this mobile assignment. Pay attention to composition, light and sound quality! Turn the assignment in as directed by your instructor.

Example: https://youtu.be/L8GsXrH0dtY

Recommended editing app: iMovie for iOS

Resources: iMovie iOS Tutorials (http://help.apple.com/imovie/iphone/2.1.1/)

Upload the video file via Fetch to your folder on the server and post a link in the comments to this post.

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OPTION B

SnapChat Stories

(This assignment must be completed individually)

Assignment: Interview one of your classmates or a person on campus that you have never met. Take pictures, video and write text. Produce a SnapChat Story on your source. Don’t be afraid to experiment, but use your journalism skills as a foundation for this assignment. Turn the assignment in as directed by your instructor.

Recommended app: SnapChat

Resources: SnapChat tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ax7wBE-fEo)

Required: When you’re done with this task: Come back and write 400 words that answer the following questions. What did you do, and how did it go? What kinds of reporting assignments could you see yourself using something like SnapChat for? Is it about breaking news? Regular stories? Is it better suited for dramatic events or can it work for mundane things? What did you learn from this assignment?

Download the Snapchat file. Upload that file via Fetch to your folder on the server and post a link in the comments to this post, along with your essay.