Keep in mind that for every minute of a project, several more minutes will be required for production. Extra time includes all tasks from planning to publishing and assumes there is familiarity with the software being used.
|Project Type||Minimum Time||Maximum Time|
|3 - 5 minute video: informal interview (minimal post-production)||1 hour||3 hours|
|3 - 5 minute video: remix/mash-up (minimal post-production)||1 hour||3 hours|
|3 - 5 minute video: creative/high quality (sound effects, field recording)||4 hours||20 hours|
|10 -12 minute podcast: interview/informal (minimal post-production)||1 hour||2 hours|
|10 -12 minute podcast: creative/high quality (sound effects, field recording)||1 hour||3 hours|
Stay organized by requiring students to produce deliverables throughout the project. This will help eliminate situations where it is impossible to complete the required work by a deadline.
|Outline||Key concepts, overall vision or approach, cast and roles, 3rd part media needed||Before production begins|
|Script||Dialogue, listed by speaker; may be rough notes or exact dialogue||25% into project timeframe|
|Storyboard||Sequential list of shots, sketches, direction||25-50% into project timeframe|
|Rough Cut||Unfinished audio/video edit||75% into project timeframe|
Developing a schedule for the assignment and incorporating that into your syllabus will help you and your students get the maximum benefit from this technology. This will help students to plan ahead for the amount of studio time they will need to comfortably complete their projects.
|1||Introduce project & rubric to students||6||Production begins|
|2||Form student teams||9||Rough cut due|
|4||Outline and script due||13||Video completed and submitted/published online|
|5||Storyboard due||14||Peer critique|
|Information adapted by permission from the Instructor's Guide to Media Activities from the Penn State Media Commons|