Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Movie Reviews

Watching the "heat" video reporting projects in the Cronkite Teacher tonight was very exciting. I love those big screens and surround sound.

Brian Snyder, the production specialist at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has a nice sense of humor.

I know I am going to keep his email address handy he is a great resource.

The Steps for Video:

1. Idea
2. Focus
3. Questions
4. Shoot video
5. Questions
6. Log - video and sound
7. Write Script
8. Get Scripts approved
9. Edit
10. Review story
11. Critique- in front of everyone and be honest

This is one form of media I want to work on more with my high school students. I think this is a type of journalism that students can really relate to. I also think they need to learn the best way to use and develop this type of journalism.

Bracinda Blum
Woodbine High School
Woodbine, Iowa


  1. Bracinda, I appreciated your blog. Your true gift is the photographer's eye. Thanks for teaching me a few of your tricks of the trade.
    I too, want to jump in feet first to the video part of journalism. I am excited to implement that as one of my 5 ideas

  2. Oops!! Forgot to sign my name above,
    Jodie Schommer
    Lakeside Lutheran High School
    Lake Mills, WI

  3. You're right, Bracinda. It usually just takes us a minute to gather our wits, get a couple of really great resources and then go. We won't be perfect, but it is in the learning that we become better teachers.