Part of Lesson Plan: Writing Non-Fiction for Video: Lesson 2
Activity Overview / Details
Taping the Interview: (assuming students already understand camera, audio and lighting)
- Allow him or her to relax and get used to the camera.
- While taping, keep a list of quotes in mind as you listen.
- Re-direct and rephrase your questions until you hear the sound bites you need.
- Reading a list of questions is impersonal and will resulting stiff sounding quotes.
- Have a conversation about the subject . It is a more natural way to get the information you need.
- Allow silence after an emotional quote for dramatic effect and for editing purposes.
Shoot B-Roll while on location:
- Shoot lots of B-Roll to cover your voice-over and illustrate the story. Stories are more interesting when they are full of images about the topic.
- Video tape your interviewee in his or her normal routine.
- Shoot non-verbal communication showing the emotional state (hands, posture etc)
- Shoot objects or things that are related to the story.
- Look for interesting angles and artistic images at the location.
Two Column Script style:
- Students will continue to revise the script in the right column. Insert cues for audio (voice, music, sound effects, etc).
- In the left column students should include cues for video and visual information, B-roll etc. (refer to the two column script downloads)
Materials / Resource
- Vocabulary [ Download ] For review from Lesson 1