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Getting started

Creating Your Video

First steps

Consider the purpose, audience, tone and structure of your video, and keep them in mind as you identify what content you need to create or find and begin storyboarding. 


A storyboard is a sequential series of images and captions that provides an outline of your film story, as seen through the camera lens. Storyboards visually map out and provide a synopsis of your film, providing direction for camera movements and shot types.

At the Student Multimedia Design Center, you can

  • Borrow video recording equipment (cameras, tripods, microphones, lighting kits, backdrops, and more) for 3 days at a time. 
  • Get help with how to use equipment at the SMDC desk or schedule a consultation with SMDC staff.
  • Reserve a studio for 2 hours at a time where you can both record and edit video and audio.

You may also be able to use your phone and Zoom to record for your video project.

If you will be interviewing anyone for your video project, its important to get their consent and make sure they know about the details of the project, especially who will see it.

Computer software

Mobile Apps

Already have an app you like?

Just make sure it can do the following:

  • Import audio, video, images, music, etc
  • Cut and trim clips
  • Add audio (voiceover and music)
  • Add text
  • Export to MP4 file
  • Anything else that your assignment specifies

Video Editing Resources

When you're finished with your video, make sure to export it from the video editing software to an MP4 file. Then you can submit it to Canvas or upload it to a site or Google Drive.