Composing with video allows you to express ideas differently than you might in print alone. You can still think of your video creations as “texts,” though. These video texts use image, sound, and titles (text embedded into video) to address your audience.
As you compose your video, think carefully about the relationships among these elements and how they work together to convey your message. Think also about how your audience might interpret the message you've created. For example, will everyone be familiar with the music you've chosen? Will the tune have different connotations for different groups within your audience? What might these connotations be? Will the different ways these groups react to your musical selection work in a way that's contrary to the message you're trying to convey? You should consider these questions for each image, sound, and title you incorporate into your composition.
In addition, consider the following tips to help with your composition process and to make your composition meaningful for others.
For digital storytelling assignments:
For remix assignments:
Sharing and using media ethically
Sample Photo/Interview Release Form