Multimedia Beat Note 2

Due Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the end of class
Worth 10 points (No late work accepted)
Post all of your media to by end of class

Assignment requirements:

1. Video b-roll (worth 3 points)

Go somewhere along Route 47 with some kind of action or motion. Shoot the five following shots and edit them into a simple video. Each shot should be about 4 or 5 seconds long. Your total video should be no more than 30 seconds.

  • Wide shot
  • Medium shot
  • Close-up
  • Point of view
  • Reaction

2. Video interview with a local (worth 3 points)

Go somewhere on Route 47 and find someone interesting. You must go off campus and talk to people who aren’t connected to Rowan. Introduce yourself. Explain the class project. Ask them about their job, business, or whatever it is that connects them to Delsea Drive. Who are they? What do they do? Why are they here?

Edit out the sound of your questions. Post the most interesting part. It should be no more than 30 seconds.

4. Two story ideas (worth 4 points)

Pitch two solid story ideas for the video project and a final project.

Your story ideas can come from research, other news stories, social media, flyers, bulletin boards, events, things you overhear, a way to localize a national story, or something about the past.

Each story idea pitch should be about 150-200 words long. Do your research. Your pitch should explain why this is a compelling story and include at least two likely sources for each.

Follow the advice given here:

Do not tell me: “The men’s tennis team is awesome.”

Tell me instead: Half of the men’s tennis team is from outside of the U.S. — the recruiting staff spends $____ each year traveling abroad to court them. This year, they’ll go to Spain, Sweden and Portugal – I plan to write about a typical recruiting year and the lengths they go to, literally, to bring top-notch players to Ole Miss. I plan to talk to the players __________ and_________ as well as the assistant head coach_______.

How to Turn-in/Post Your Assignment

Edit your two videos using iMovie as .m4v Medium sized files

Upload to a YouTube account.

Log-in to

Make a New Post (Go to Dashboard>Posts>Add New.)

Add “Your Name’s Beat Note 2” to Headline.

Embed your b-roll video

Embed your interview video

Post your two story ideas

Publish your post

Visit to make sure it is visible


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