Step 3: Plot your beginning, middle and end
Student Reporting Labs recommends that you print out your transcripts and cut up the soundbites with scissors so that you can arrange the beginning, middle, and end. Only when you can truly move soundbites around can you progress from the story you wanted…to the best story you can do with the video you recorded.
This section is also divided into stories produced by teams and stories produced by an individual.
After you’ve highlighted your best sound bites, cut them out. Make sure each bite notes the name of the person who is talking, and if possible the timecode.
Use a big piece of paper, or just organize your soundbites on a big surface according to Beginning, Middle, and End. Move the soundbites around and start to write connections between the sound bites. Do you need Voice Over (see below) for your story to make sense (most of the time you do)?
If you can’t cut your transcript with scissors, you can use a google doc or other format to move soundbites around.
Use a Jamboard to create a story arc
If working in a group, use video calls to discuss while editing together.