1 Project Start | Introduction | Get Topic Approved |
2 Pre-Production | Organize | Google Doc | Approval |
3 Production | Interviews
| B-Roll |
4 Post-Production | Organize | Sound Bites | Transcript |
Reporter Track | Complete the Script | Voice-Over | Stand-Up |
| Graphics | Final Edit |
5 Distribution | Excerpt | Promotion |

Before you begin the final editing of your news story you should have refined the sound bites, received approval of your script, and recorded your reporter voice-over and stand-up.

Lower Third Graphics

To complete the editing of your mini-documentary you need to create title graphics to identify the people you have interviewed.

Follow the steps in the graphics tutorial video to create a lower-third title graphic for each person who speaks in your story, including you. You will need to download the lower-third template to the Graphics folder in your Google Drive News project folder, then use Photopea.com to create the graphics.

In addition to the lower-third title graphics, your script may call for a full-screen graphic to illustrate a fact you are sharing.  Watch this tutorial to learn how to create such a graphic using Photopea.com.


Final Edit

To start the final edit you should have the following files in your project folder:
– Your Approved Script
– Reporter Voice Tracks and Stand-up
– B-Roll Videos and Images
– Graphics including Lower-Third Titles

If any of your interview recordings are framed incorrectly, have poor audio or video quality, watch this tutorial:

To complete the editing of your news story, watch this tutorial video:

As shown in the tutorial, once you have exported your completed edit and have reviewed it to make sure there are no errors, send an email message to the teacher with the link to your project folder that includes the correctly named edited video of your story.