“Vote YES!”, “Vote NO!” What does a yes or no vote mean for the ballot measures in your state? Explore the big issues of the 2022 midterm elections. Share what’s on the ballot in your state and community– what do you care about the most?
What’s on the ballot where you live?
Make a short video to explore what voters in your state or community are considering on election day– November 8, 2022. Pick a ballot measure you care about and make a video that’s 60 seconds or less.
Film vertically. Use your phone, and tell an informative story– in your own voice– that educates other people about what’s on the ballot where you live.
You can create a video diary-style story and include yourself on camera if you’d like. Be sure to include b-roll to make your video as visually interesting as possible!
Start by doing research about what issues are on the ballot where you live, and choose one issue that’s important to you.
For vertical short videos: TikToks, IG Reels, YT Shorts
UPLOADING VIDEO FILE:
Rename the video file with your information: STATE_School_Name_Ballot.mp4 Example: VA_FlowerHigh_SarahSmith_Ballot.mp4
File type: .mp4, codec: h.264, resolution: 1080x1920 (vertical), 30fps
Exporting .mp4 using Premiere or Final Cut Pro
Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information.
A subject or problem that people are thinking and talking about
Immediate, current information and events are newsworthy because they have just recently occurred. It’s news because it’s “new.”
Narration and/or voiceover (VO) with a host, commentary, research, personal experiences, explanations, infographics, nats (natural sound), music, entertainment.
Free from mistake or error. Coverage of topics and facts in appropriate detail.
Journalists should strive for accuracy and truth in reporting, and not slant a story so a reader draws the reporter’s desired conclusion.
The supplemental footage used to visually support your A-ROLL.
In order to act responsibly and effectively, citizens must understand the important institutions of their society and the principles that these institutions are intended to reflect. That requires mastery of a body of knowledge about law, politics, and government. (NCSS D2.Civ.1.9-12 - D2.Civ.6.9-12)
Whether students are constructing opinions, explanation, or arguments, they will gather information from a variety of sources and evaluate the relevance of that information. (NCSS D3.1.9-12 - D3.2.9-12)
Camera or Mobile Phone