Creative Techniques & Tools

Conducting an Interview For Video

Conducting an Interview For Video

Conducting an interview may seem simple but there are a number of things you need to remember to present a successful interview on camera   Obey the 3 Golden Rules of Filming Firstly and most importantly you must obey all three golden rules of filming! Check...

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Scheduling Your Film | Producer Basics

Scheduling Your Film | Producer Basics

By Eleanor Winkler, 2010 Scheduling comes down to a few stages ... Breaking down the script into its core scenes and shots, including on these breakdowns locations and times of day for the story and what cast are needed for the scenes Determining the length of the set...

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Storytelling Prompts | Finding Topics to Explore

Morgan Sully, 2010.  Coming up with a worthy topic for a story can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be.  Here’s a few prompts to get you started. Participants Can work for small or large groups.  Not much technology is needed for this activity. Skills/Technique This...

High School Confessions | Create an Improvised Video

Elias, 2009. High School Confessions is an exercise suitable for small groups of High School students that will generate a funny and insightful representation of the school experience. Students will share both real and imaginary stories about themselves or their...

How to Make a Short Film in a Week

Elias, 2009. Making a first-time short film with a group of young people or community members can be an extremely rewarding and insightful exercise for everybody involved. The group gets to express themselves in a creative way and dives head-first into the...

Musical Mixer | A Warmup Game for New Groups

By Dan O'Reilly-Rowe, 2009. This discussion facilitation model is good for getting groups of people who have just met to get up, move around the room, and speak to each other. It can be used to discuss a particular topic, or simply as a way of introducing people....

Concentric Circles | Facilitating Group Discussions

By Dan O'Reilly-Rowe, 2009. Finding new and interesting ways to configure a group discussion is a perpetual challenge for facilitators. The concentric circles method for facilitating a discussion allows participants to have a number of short, but focused, 1-on-1...