STEM- Drones: "HHS BY AIR PROJECT

The Project“HHS BY AIR”, an introductory drone videography project.

Premise: We have been working on learning to fly our TELLO DRONES over the last couple of weeks. The time has come to start creating some videography. You will be using the RECORD function of your TELLO to create 10-15 5-7 second video clips of landmarks around the HHS campus and we will be using our intro video editing program- OPENSHOT, to put these together, complete with title, credits, music, etc. 

The Product: You will be creating a 30 second video, including music, title and credits that shows HHS by air from your drone. Your video should include the following:

  • 10-15 video clips. These should be REVEAL clips, wherever possible, that slowly reveal an object in your field of view
  • Your video clips need to be no more than 5-7 seconds in length and should include ONLY straight line videos (ascending or descending is OK, but do not turn while videoing).
  • Use of proper transitions in your video from clip to clip.
  • Use of Royalty Free music in your videos, available from these sites:
  • Proper ATTRIBUTION of any music used in your credits (see below):
  • Inclusion of opening credits, which will include the name of your video and a "by NAME." text line.
  • Inclusion of closing credits, which will include a listing of all people that helped with the creation of your film.

Your Flight Plans: Part of being a good videographer, especially when using drones, is the pre-planning, where you scout out your site, plan your shot, prepare for a good mission and then execute your clip. To assist with this, Mr. B. would like to receive a SHOT LIST of at least 10 different HHS videos that you will take, complete with a description of how you will shoot the shot so as to create a REVEAL.

Saving and Submitting: We will be downloading and saving your video footage to our new DRONE DRIVES. Using your charging cable, please move your video clips from your phone to your DRONE DRIVE (details as to which folder for which students is on the highlandtechnology.org website.) Create your project in your PROJECT FOLDER. Save your project as needed and EXPORT it when you are done.

Editing your video clips: We will be using OPENSHOT for this video editing project. Below are some video tutorials from the programmer that put together OPENSHOT. They cover most of the basics of how to import clips into the program, how to place them, trim them and transitition them on the timeline and an extra video regarding the use of TITLES and CREDITS. Use these as needed to create your video:

Grading:  You will be graded on your ability to create your SHOT LIST, take your planned video clips, edit them together and use OPENSHOT editing software. Details to come.