- Decide which option you would like to pursue.
- Brainstorm interview subjects and research the topic. If you are doing a video diary and recording yourself, make sure to THINK about your answers.
- If you are interviewing other students, reach out to your interview subject(s) for a pre-interview and schedule a recording date.
- Prepare your questions and practice.
- Record the interview(s) and make sure to thank your subject for their time. They must sign our media release if they are under 18.
ON CAMERA IDENTIFICATION: For the record, please say and spell your full name (first and last) on camera. Also please describe how you want to be identified in this video. For example, “I’m an 11th grade student at Canyon High School in Santa Clarita, California” NOTE: SRL’S EDITORS NEED THIS INFORMATION AND WON’T BE ABLE TO PUBLISH YOUR VIDEO WITHOUT IT
- Record 5-10 b-roll shots that correspond to what you are describing.
- Transfer your footage to your computer or device and transcribe using Otter or similar service.
Before uploading your video, watch it. For video diaries, is it great or should you re-record? Submit your raw video and transcripts using this SUBMISSION FORM to submit your materials. ONLY THE BEST 5 PER SCHOOL OR CLASS. Work individually, with your editor or as a class to identify the most compelling interviews. Signed Media Release Forms are required for anyone who appears on camera under 18 years of age. Use this link. You do not need to sign it if you already have this year.