Get a partner. Each person should have a video camera. Go somewhere. Come up with a physical activity you want to shoot. (Doing a cartwheel, throwing a ball, rapping, throwing your cell phone in the trash, etc.)
Shoot the activity using the 5-shot rule. Hold each shot for 10 seconds. Stop. Shoot the next shot. Stop. Continue.
Shoot the five shots in the following order:
1. Close-up on hands (or a part of the body they are using to do the activity)
2. Close-up on face
3. Wide shot
4. Over the shoulder shot
5. Shot of your choosing (low, high, etc)
Then interview the person about this activity. Frame them using the rule-of-thirds. Check to make sure you are getting quality sound. Make sure you have two useable soundbites of 20 sec or longer.
You should have 6 shots totaling approximately 1:30 to 2:30 min.
If you have never edited with iMovie, watch some of this videohttp://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/33/video-101-editing-with-imovie
Open iMovie. Create a New Event called YourLastNameVideoEdit
Import your videos to iMovie using the Large 960 X 540 setting.
Create a New Project.
Locate and drag up the parts of your sound bites that you wish to use. Focus on the audio. Adjust the volume. Mouse over clip, click on the Gear icon>Audio Adjustments
Detach audio sound bites from your video clips. Click a clip in your project to select it, then choose Edit > Detach Audio. The audio track appears as a purple icon below the video clip. You can move the audio track and position it below any video clip in your project.
Add additional b-roll shots and lay them over your audio sound bites so you have more engaging visuals. Adjust clips and audio.
as smoothly as you can. Avoid jump cuts and awkward transitions. Add Lower Third and Title Card.
Export and compress into web-ready format.
>Select Medium Size
Save to as YourLastNameVideo.m4v