Thanks for joining our panel! Here are a few of the resources I mentioned:
Channel planning document
CLICK HERE to see the document students work through as they think about what they want their channel to be about; what do they want to say?
6 Word Story
Don Goble created a free e-book on how he utilizes 6 word stories in his video production class as an introduction to storytelling and video editing. You can see his resources HERE.
I’ve modified it a little bit into THIS planning document. Most students in my class ended up creating a channel trailer of sorts with their 6 word story.
Reflecting on the first year of YouTube Video Production class
Video reflection example
Ideas for incorporating a YouTube unit into a video production / journalism class
- Have students do the channel plan, channel art, and their first video
- If you have a ‘news’ show, have a segment called ‘creator on the rise’ or something like that where you feature an interesting YouTube video someone from the class created for their own channel.
- Create a YouTube ‘project menu’ where students can pick and choose what type of content to create; they can do 3-4 smaller projects or 1-2 bigger projects. Menu ideas include (listed biggest projects to smallest):
- edit a music video (using your own footage or this raw Imagine Dragons footage for ‘Believer’)
- do a livestream with facecam + screen display
- create a cinematic sequence involving slow-motion, timelapses, and b-roll
- create a channel trailer
- explore the analytics of your videos to create a plan of action
- create an intro sequence for your videos
- create an end card for your videos