Student Stories: Interviews and samples of student life:
Messages with no Words:
*Choose music that speaks to the heart
*Don't be afraid to get even shy people involved
* Tell participants about how the project relates to them
The back story: It was pouring down rain and I had to hold the large signs under my raincoat as we ran from building to building; we were under a deadline to get it done ASAP. There is a mis-spelling on one of the signs: Always double-check anything written!
"Don't Cut the Solution" shown to legislature during budget cuts:
All the major movie programs allow you to upload jpegs as all or part of your movie. Adding music to this also adds engagement.
I was able to put this together as part of our Canvas introductory campaign. I added text boxes to the jepgs, and used the photos also in posters.
*Talk to people and summarize what they said in short quotes.
*Try include as many "voices" as possible.
* You can gain new friends campus-wide if you force yourself to talk to new people!
Backstory: It was summertime, with very few people on campus, and I was getting ready for fall.
"News story" style video tips: *Ask lots of open-ended questions so answers can go many directions
*Be careful about background noise when interviewing on site
*Tell them you will edit any mistakes so that they relax when talking
The backstory: I was nervous to go into the welding department, but the instructors welcomed me in. Never let your self-consciousness get in the way of a great video!