Preparing a Mini-Documentary. (Module 6)

There are many different ways to go about visual storytelling. You can create a biography of someone's life, you can create a news package about a relevant product, and you can also create a mini documentary about an experience someone has gone through, or maybe about someone's passion. Either way, these are stories that are…

A Tutorial Through Multiple Camera Angles – Filming a “How-To” Video (Module 5)

If you've ever looked up a tutorial on YouTube and left more confused than when you first started looking into it, you're not alone. Chances are, the person filming the tutorial had no idea what they were doing, and were focused on performing the actions themselves instead of effectively showing you, the viewer, how to…

Cutting With Purpose: Editing a Visual Montage (Module 4)

A visual montage is a very good place to start when learning how to make videos because your main priority should be the composition of all of your shots, followed by your well-written plan on how you're going to edit it all together. Luckily for me, I have experience with video creation, but it is…

Composition and Pre-Production for a Visual Montage (Module 3)

When transitioning from an audio production to a video production, there are a lot of key changes you need to consider in order for your project to be successful. No matter the project, however, audio is still very important, as it helps give your video that extra sense of professionalism. Just like with audio, there…

The Production Phase – Making a Podcast Come to Life! (Module 2)

Now that the preproduction for the podcast is complete, it is now time to make the podcast, and edit it so it can be ready to be published for the world to see. There is a lot that goes into making a podcast sound as professional and rich as possible, and I will explain my…

Content Strategy Report – The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics

This content strategy report was written for the South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM), one of only 16 specialized, residential public high schools in the United States. Their website is in dire need of an overhaul, and the school recognizes this, as their scope of work focuses entirely on their desire for…

Designing for a Content Strategy – Sitemaps and Wireframes!

Before laying out a full content analysis report, it is necessary to take a look at the content that an organization's website already have, and make some necessary modifications in order to fulfill their RFP. In the case of the South Carolina Governor's School of Science and Mathematics (SCGSSM), they are looking for a complete…

Controversy in Content Marketing – Practice it Responsibly!

Nearly everyone who has been in content creation or content marketing knows the feeling when none of their posts or blogs reach any sort of engagement. It's a tough feeling that can leave you demotivated. That is, however, until you publish that one blog or post that one video that is so controversial, your brand's…