Module 3 Wrap-Up

Objectives:

To write an open-ended question for your audience about the focus of your project in order to get responses from them about how they tackle the problem that you are addressing.

To create a video and your own path on the Wonderment to highlight your idea and passion.

It is time to share your idea with the world, or at least the wonderment community.

Watch the following videos:

Conrad and Cloe showing what they did to encourage a world with less trash.

https://thewonderment.com/paths/ecobricks/

Hawaii and what makes you proud of your culture?

https://thewonderment.com/paths/aloha/

Rony and Keivan’s path that was created from Keivan’s love of soccer.

https://thewonderment.com/paths/soccer-love/

Water

https://thewonderment.com/paths/why-water/

Write down your answers to the following questions in regards to the videos.

  • What were the questions being asked?
  •  How did these questions engage the audience?
  • Then, reflect in your notes on the following questions, considering all of the videos:
    • How all of the videos are similar,
    • What you liked about the videos and
    • Anything that made you think.

Think of the questions that were posed at the end of each of the videos that you watched.

  • Write a question of your own that you believe would be a great ending to a video about your project.
  • Share it on the group whats app chat to get feedback from the cohort.
  • Ask your parents and your friends the question to see what kind of answers they would give you.
  • Then revise your question if necessary.
  • This is the basis – let’s say your Research Question for the video.

Reflect on the question. WHY does the story of your project need to be told?

Create a storyboard.

  • Decide on the key video scenes that will define your video.
  • Sketch out all the scenes on the storyboard template attached. (make your own copy)
  • Decide on 2 or 3 key elements of a video from the list below and on this graphic organizer that you will add to your video.
  • Add those elements to your storyboard.

Film your video and edit it in your favorite video editor. Don’t forget to add your question at the end of the video.

Emotion: Emotion is the most powerful storytelling tool. It gives the audience a reason to care and helps them connect to the story. Video stories can help us understand exactly what another person is going through

Visual Appeal: Some places, people and things are naturally visually stimulating. Fresh perspectives, angles and composition keep viewer’s attention

Action and Movement: Sequences (Wide shot, Medium shot, Close-up shot), movement, showing a process

Audio: Interview soundbites tell us what people in our stories are thinking and feeling
-Ambient Sound – creates sense of place
-Narration or Voice Over ties everything together
-Audio is the backbone to a video story. It sets the tempo.
-Video edited to match audio (song) and not the other way around

Events and Moments: Video stories document unique moments in time. Look at different ways of capturing an event

Characters: The most interesting stories involve people. They show people in conflict with each other, themselves, or some other force in their worlds

Settings and Location: Gives sense of place with video.
-Wide shots (establishing shot) establish scene and can tell us where a story takes place and convey size and purpose of location
-Medium shots and Close-up shots can reveal detail and texture, shows location’s age, condition, energy and character
Your setting/location transports viewer into another place and shows exactly what it’s like to be there

Add your video to the wonderment.

  • Create your own path on the Wonderment.
  • Choose Menu in the upper right hand corner.
  • Choose Create from the drop down menu.
  • Choose Start a Path.
  • Add your video to the path along with a title, description and the Project Wonder collective.

Share your video with the group.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

This Collective


By MissAmy

Guanacaste, Costa Rica


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