Week 11 (5/5): Simple videos Part 3

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Submit your pre-production documentation (script, shot list, and storyboard) to the Video Docs Show and Tell folder in the Drive so we can give one another some feedback and encouragement 😇

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Week 9 (21/4): Shooting your video story

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In Week 8 we discussed storyboarding and ways to visually cover your story like Piece To Camera, Voice Over, Close Ups, Location Shot, Images, Graphs & Text on Screen, SFX, Music.

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Week 2 (17/2): Intro to MoJo

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Yusuf Omar is the founder of MoJo org ‘Hashtag Our Stories’. He has a serious journalism pedigree – he’s the former mobile editor at the Hindustan Times, and also worked as Snapchat social media reporter at CNN.

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#11: Time keeps moving

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Make a timelapse video.

When you’re done:

Upload to Youtube or Vimeo.

Embed the video in a new post on your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image. (You can use a still from your video as the image.)

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Not sure how to timelapse?

Start by playing around with the camera settings in your phone. If you need a guide, here’s one for Android and one for iPhone.


Look for the right subject – ideally you want something where part of the shot is still, and the other part moves or changes. Think clouds across the sky; cars passing; sun sets; make up tutorials; attaching your camera to your bike and going for a ride, or just watch some plants.

Use a tripod or still surface. If you don’t have a tripod, find a way to keep your phone or camera still throughout the shot.

Have a go!

The quickest way to learn what works well is to try, watch, adjust, and try again.

Not sure about Youtube or Vimeo?