MODG News Video Challenge: Easter Traditions

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MODG News Video Challenge: Easter Traditions

Samuel Milliken and Gwynith Hayden

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Welcome to the latest MODG News Video Challenge, Easter Traditions.   

Make a short video (3 minutes max.) showing some of your family’s Easter traditions, and send it to us through submit your idea.  

Here are some guidelines for making your video:

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Ask first! Be sure to get permission to film for publication before filming on private property or incorporating other people into your documentary.
  • Play this music, not that! Music is optional, but if you use it, be sure not to use copyrighted music without permission. You can compose and record your own music, or download royalty-free music from incompetech.com (click the “(i) MORE” button to the right of “Download” to see the text needed to be included in your credits.)
  • Getting fancy. You can use video editing software to edit your video. Windows Movie Maker is a free, user-friendly program that can handle most basic editing needs. iMovie is a Mac app that is free and easy to use. There are many other programs available for more advanced editing, such as PowerDirector.

Submitting Your Documentary

  • Give those credits! Put the following credits at the end of your video: Documentary Title, the Filmmaker (you). Then add: Thanks to: MODG, subject/s (if it’s not you), whoever you need to thank for their cooperation, modgnews.com, and credit needed for music used, (if any). End with: (copyright 2019)
  • Submitting my entry! Once you’ve completed editing and your documentary has been saved as a movie, upload your documentary to Google drive. Select “Share,” click “Get Shareable Link,” and copy and paste the link, then submit it through Submit Your Idea. Be sure to include your name and grade in the message box when sending your documentary submission.
  • One quick note. Submitted documentaries will be posted at the discretion of the journalism staff.
  • Just ask! If you have any questions or need some advice, just ask us below in the comments box! We’re always happy to chat with you.
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