I stumbled upon this 2011 post a few weeks ago and thought it was a great succinct list of tips that is still very relevant today and can easily be shared with students. The list is limited to 10 tips and each has a couple graphs of explanation that explains the tip sufficiently. Westbrook includes a range of advice from the need to shoot in sequences and use a tripod to play to video’s strengths and prioritize sound. You can find Westbrook’s post on his blog “10 common video storytelling mistakes (and how to avoid them).”
Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.
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