Week 5: Creating Your Video

If you haven’t started already, it’s time to create your video for Final Presentation.

There are a variety of ways you can do this. Use the tabs to access suggested tips and resources to help you create your video.

Don’t forget to check out some CoETaIL graduates Course 5 Final Projects for inspiration and ideas

What to include/Tips:

  • Samples of work
  • Explain the level of transformation and how you met them
  • At the end “If you want to try this, here’s what I’d recommend, here’s what I learned”
  • Student feedback about the project & their experience
  • Explanation of tools used and why
  • What create type of presentation style can you use? (Like the TAS example was modeled after Common Craft and mirrored the style of project the students)
  • Instead of saying everything you think you did “ok”, focus on the things you did really well and explain why
  • Highlight successful differentiation strategies
  • Identify the target audience for the students

Keep in mind, your presentation must demonstrate your understandings from Course 3, including:

  • Effective slide design (Presentation Zen)
  • Creative Commons images and media, properly cited
  • Presenting “naked” (*you* are the presenter, not your slides)
  • Avoid reading from slides

Steps in creating your movie project:

  1. Treatment and Outline – The general overview and your topic and how it will be organized. Look at these Design Tips if you need help.
  2. Script — In this step you will create the word for word text that will accompany the video.  Look at somescript writing tips.
  3. Storyboarding–Based on the script, all of the needed shots are mapped out before any shooting begins. This process is best known as storyboarding.
  4. Create the Image Timeline– Following the storyboard, you place all of your images with attention to creativity and detail in iMovie
  5. Narration Recording–The narrator then records the narration that will enhance the visuals in iMovie.
  6. Digital Editing–The editing process begins, following the script and storyboard and create your final video. As you edit your video, you will want to include the following elements:

Digital still images with fair use documentation
Video clips from YouTube or other with fair use documentation
Recorded narration (voiceover)
Some digital music that serves as the soundtrack (try Creative Commons for music or SoundCloud)
Citation slide at the end run long enough to read in the film.

7. Publishing – When you are finished you will publish to YouTube Channel, Vimeo, or some other video channel. You will then embed the finished video into your final blog post for Course 5. In Week 6 we cover more about how you can share your finished video.

Video Resources:
Here are a few resources you may want to use for the creation of your final video:

Possible (but not limited to) programs/apps to use to create your video. Don’t forget it is possible to use your SmartPhone or tablets to make videos.

Example Course 5 videos:

Find more on the COETAIL site!


Your final project video must be posted to your blog by November 24th. Participants will then have a chance to watch each other’s projects and give feedback for the final two weeks of the course.