STEP 1: Define Video Editing Options

  • Using parts of an original movie (a bit more work: search, download, edit separately to cut, insert on final video project)
  • New video recording (can be role play or new recording added to video project)
  • Images with “Ken Burn Effects” (image “moves” on the screen – add Ken Burns or pan and zoom animation)
  • Interview with caption name (add interview video on video project, add name of interviewee with captions on video editor)
  • Narrator voice over + Background music (without interfering with speaker – adjust volume for each separately)


  • Using parts of an original movie (a bit more work: search, download, edit separately to cut, insert on final video project)
  • Phrases on top of video with effect (add caption on video editor, add effect to caption, choose duration of caption)
  • Phrases with effect (insert title slide with animation effects)
  • Background music
  • Fast moving images (edit duration of images on video to make them move fast or slow)
  • Voice Over (record voice over while playing video OR record voice on different device and insert on video project)
  • Voice Over + Music + Video Audio (adjust volume levels for each)
  • Captions (insert caption on video editor or use caption feature on Youtube)
  • Image with Ken Burns effect (add Ken Burns effect, or pan and zoom animation)

Mixing video and animation
From 0:00 to 0:09 Animation (take a series of pictures and insert them on a video editor, setup each image duration to about 0.15)
From 0:10 to 0:20 Video only (in this case with video speed accelerated x times)

Step 2. Create a SCRIPT / Storyboard

Step 3. Search for Image and Video/ Write Citation

Creative Commons Search

Whatever you find under Creative Commons can be used in your project as it will not be copyrighted but regulated by Creative Commons.
Just make sure you check what are the requirements for using the images and music (many times just giving credit).
You can search images, music, and even Youtube videos that are under Creative Commons.

For music …  search Jamendo

Citation (add items if available)

  • Citing a Youtube Video
  • Editor or author. “Posting Title.” Name of  SiteVersion number. Publisher, date of resource creation. Web.  Date of access. <URL>
  • Ex: Boisestatefoundation. “Boise State University Honors College.” YouTube. Web. 16 Dec. 2009. <> 

Youtube Download

  • Alternatively, open video on Firefox, and you should see a “download”butoom option.
  • Install Youtube Downloader / Converter from Cnet
  • Go to and download
  • Download Youtube Video
  • Use Youtube Downloader to download video.
  • You just need to give the URL of the Youtube video and decide where it will be saved.
  • Select MP4 as the final file type.

Learn about Video Editors

Share Video Online

Check the page on  sharing videos through a Youtube Channel.
You can also upload videos to your Google Drive, and make sure you share with anyone with the link.

Embed Video for Showcase

To embed a video on a site:
Edit > Insert > Google Drive > Video
Edit > Insert > Youtube

Sample Project RUBRIC

University of Wisconsin – Video Project Rubric


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