Graphing Stories Project
Part I - Project Proposal - Due Monday April 3
- Join a group of two
- Think of two “marginally interesting” scenes to record (you will trade ‘acting’ and ‘filming’ roles)
- The scene should be 15 seconds long
- The scene shouldn’t be too boring or too complicated
- Write a one or two sentence description.
- Identify the independent and dependent variable in each of your two scenes (the independent variable will be time in seconds)
- Hypothesize what your graph will look like. Make a sketch, but don’t use any tick marks - like we did when watching the videos in class.
Part II - Record Video - Due Sunday April 9 (Earlier is better!!)
- Set up your phone or camera and capture your scene. We can do a lot of editing later, so you don’t have to start “acting” your scene at the exact moment you press record. We can trim off the beginning and/or end of the video to fit in our 15 second window.
- Ask about a tripod, try to get good recording quality
- Sound may not be important, but make sure it’s not distracting (edit if necessary)
- Is your video clear? Does it need to be closer or farther away?
- Save video files to the shared folder in OneDrive (Mr. Zielen will create one once your groups have been picked) with "UNEDITED" in the file name.
Part III - First Edits - In Class Monday, April 10 - Due Wednesday April 12
- Trim the video to approximately 15 seconds
- Add introductory text that gives the name of the student filming, the student acting, and the two variables
- Add a count-up timer in the corner
- Add a copy of the video and timer in slow motion
- Use effects, transitions, sounds if you like and/or add a creative title
- Export and add the edited video to the same OneDrive folder Mr. Zielen shared for part (II) with "FIRST EDIT" in the title.
Part IV - Your Graphs - Due Tuesday April 18
- On paper, make the most accurate graph you can to model the relationship between variables specified. Features of the graph should match timing in the video.
- Scan the image and add to the shared OneDrive folder.
Part V - Video Switching - In Class Thursday April 20
- Before putting the “answer” at the end of the video, we will switch videos with other groups. Mr. Zielen will assign each person a video that they did not help create.
- You should watch the video a few times to appropriately graph your best estimate of the relationship between the two variables and then create a graph on paper.
- Submit the graph at the end of the class period.
- After grading, Mr. Zielen will return the graphs. Scan and upload to the shared OneDrive folder.
Part VI - Final Edits - In Class Monday April 24
- Add the graphs checked in part (IV) them to the end of your video as the “answer”.
- Export and add the new edited video to the shared OneDrive folder with "FINAL EDIT" in the title.
Part VII - Final Project Submission- Due Wednesday April 26
- Mr. Zielen will add your approved proposal as a scanned document (I)
- UNEDITED Video File from your phone or camera (II)
- FIRST EDIT Video file (III)
- Graph Image File (IV)
- “Switched” Graph (V)
- FINAL EDIT Video File (VI)