This project should be the final component for students in your video production and film classes. As students prepare for the next step after high school, the most critical piece for a portfolio in the Media, Arts, and Entertainment industry is a "media reel" or promo reel which showcases clips of their absolute best work from the year.
For this project students will plan, organize, design, and edit a short "media reel" for their personal portfolio and/or webpage. The student media reel will contain video clips, still images, audio, and any other relevant media they have worked on this year. The final piece will be a compilation video that helps promote their strengths and skills in video production.
This "media reel" should be uploaded to the Internet and added to the student's personal webpage if they have one. Also, burning the files to a DVD to be kept with the rest of their portfolio items including but not limited to their resume and references page is a good idea. Hopefully they will be able to show their media reel to prospective employers, film schools, colleges, and universities to help further their career in film, photography, or video production.
In addition, students will learn about job applications, resumes, references, and how to promote themselves for potential jobs and careers. In the end all students will have the necessary items for a media type portfolio to take with them as they transition from high school into the "real world."