EARTH SCIENCE - GEOLOGY iMOVIE VIDEO PROJECT

 

Your Task

You will be designing and producing an information-rich video about a topic in Earth Science. Along the way you will pick up interesting facts, uncover little known tidbits of history and hopefully, discover the inner workings of a particular geological process that has contributed to the planet we call home.

Step 1: Choose a topic. Select from one of the following choices for your video project:

Step 2: Research your topic. Using the links provided, or finding your own, research your topic by answering the following questions.

You can download the research sheet document HERE.

  1. What is the name of your topic?
  2. Give a brief overview of the processes involved in your topic.
  3. Provide details of the particular geologic process at work.
  4. Give examples of this geological phenomenon.

Step 3: Outline your topic. Using the template create a storyboard for your video that will include your notes for narrations for each scene in the production.

You can download the storyboard template document HERE.

SUGGESTED SAMPLE STORYBOARD

  1. Scene 1: Introduction.
    • Clips: Still images with titles or black background with titles.
    • Narration: Simple introduction of topic.
  2. Scene 2: Overview.
    • Clips: Still images, animations, video clips, titles where needed.
    • Narration: Provide a general overview of your topic. Ask questions to engage the viewer.
  3. Scene 3: Details 1
    • Clips: Still images, animations, video clips, titles as necessary.
    • Narration: Describe the physical processes at work. Be sure to use details that match and describe the processes that the viewer is seeing during this sequence in the timeline.
  4. Scene 4: Details 2
    • Clips: Still images, animations, video clips, titles as necessary.
    • Narration: Provide further descriptions. Use details that match and describe the processes that the viewer is seeing during this sequence in the timeline.
  5. Scene 5: Details 3
    • Clips: Still images, animations, video clips, titles as necessary.
    • Narration: Provide further descriptions. Use details that match and describe the processes that the viewer is seeing during this sequence in the timeline.
  6. Scene 6: Summary / Conclusion / Credits
    • Clips: Still images, animations, video clips, URL citations
    • Narration: Thank the audience for watching your presentation.

Step 4: Create your video. Using iMovie, Safari and iPhoto, create an iMovie project that is no longer than 3 minutes in length.

SCORING: The finished video will be scored using a four-point rubric similar to the one used for grading a P.O.W.

TIMELINE: This two-week project begins in April, and should be ready for display at Open House on Thursday, May 22.