1 Project Start | Introduction | Get Topic Approved |
2 Pre-Production | Outline | Research | Production Plan |
3 Production | Interviews |
4 Post-Production | Organize | Sound Bites | Transcript |
| Reporter Track | B-Roll | Graphics | Final Edit |
5 Distribution | Export | Promotion |
If you did a good job recording interviews, what people said will provide the majority of content in your news story. Similar to using quotes in a research paper, you will use Sound Bites (sentences and phrases the people you interviewed said) to tell the story.
Organize Interview Recordings
Before you start editing your news story, make sure your project folder is organized. On your Chromebook, click on the File icon and navigate to your News project folder within your class Google Drive folder.
Within your News folder, create a folder named Interviews. Place copies of each interview recording within this folder. Name each recording with the name of the person you interviewed. Keep the file extension when re-naming a recording.
For example, if the original file name ends with the .webm extension, make sure the new name ends with the extension:
Original name: 2020-11-08.webm
New name: rita-book.webm
If the original file name ends with the .mov extension, make sure the new name ends with the extension:
Original name: 2020-10-29.mov
New name: terry-cloth.mov
To edit your news story, make sure you have set-up a WeVideo account using your school email address.
Watch this tutorial video to set-up your editing project, create sound bites, and refine the sound bites.
Once you have edited and refined the sound bites from your interviews, you may start your news story’s script.
Make a copy of the A/V Script Google Docs Template and save it in your Google Drive News project folder.
Watch this tutorial to create a transcript from your edited sound bites.
Once you have started your script by entering the transcript of the sound bites you are planning to use, you need to write what you, as the reporter, will say to tell your story. The reporter’s part of the script is known as the reporter track. Watch this tutorial to complete your script by writing the reporter track and adding descriptions of the video portion of your story.