- be useful
- be short
—You need bylines. You can put it in the video or the blog post
—Make sure you have a title card. It should be clear, concise and introduce the viewer to what is to come
—Your first sound bite should be stellar! It needs to hook the viewer into watching the rest of the video.
—Your lower thirds should be at least 4-5 seconds long.
—Clean editing transitions are best. Use cross dissolve and fade to black transitions sparingly.
—Think about variety when editing your soundbites. Too much repetition will bog down your video.
—Your ending soundbites should be stellar. And it should include some kind of “moment of reflection.” Something that brings the video to a conclusion.
—Make sure your music matches the tone of the piece (upbeat, dramatic serious, etc.). Music must be Creative Commons or from the library of the editing software. If you use creative commons music you need to credit the song and creator–either in the video or the text of the post.
—Review the requirements for the assignment and the instructions for How To Post. Don’t forget your Featured Image. Make sure you have everything.