There are a wide variety of resources available to provide you with assistance, suggestions, and support as you create your WeVideo projects in GEOG 128. It is strongly recommended that you read the instructions and view the brief videos below. Spending a few minutes preparing before you start a project will be a wise investment of time.
Getting Started With WeVideo
To begin working with WeVideo as a group, one group member should be responsible for creating a new free account (www.wevideo.com) and giving everyone (in the group) the user name and password information:
- You should start by creating a Gmail account for your group to associate with your group WeVideo account.
- Then go to www.wevideo.com
- Enter your group email/information and click the green 'Sign Up for WeVideo' link to create a free WeVideo account.
You will gather your images and clips for your video project in WeVideo. Note, only one person will be able to access the group WeVideo account at a time. So, this is where group communication is critical! You need to communicate when you will go in and work on the project. Otherwise, if someone else is already logged on, then all others will be locked out. Coordination is very important! Procrastination will cause many, many headaches!
Additionally, as we are using the free WeVideo account you can only publish up to 5 minutes a month. You cannot/should not publish before you are ready to submit it to me. Please make sure everyone in your group really understands this. If you publish a draft to share with each other but it is not the version you wanted to submit to me - you will have used your monthly allotment! Also remember, WeVideo's free account has a hard 5 minute cut off. Your finished video cannot be longer
Submitting Your Video
When you are finished, one group member should publish your video using the following specifications:
To finish (publish) your video in WeVideo:
- Click Finish in the menu bar.
- Your title should be: Group [insert your group number here] DVPM Final Draft (or Rough Draft)
- Publish at 480p quality
- Publish to WeVideo (the first option)
- Click Finish Video
- When your video is finished publishing, you can see it by clicking on the Videos link in the top menu bar. From here, click on the down arrow to Download and select a resolution of 480P.
The following video walks you through this process:
To share your video with me:
- Once your video has been downloaded to your computer, go to box.psu.edu and log in using your Penn State User ID and password.
- Click the Upload button in the upper part of your screen.
- Once your video has uploaded, click Share and set it to share with People with the link. Take that link, and submit it to the Digital Video Policy Memo Assignment in Canvas. Include the number of your DVPM group and the names of all of your group members in the comments section.
The following video, created by a Penn State Media Commons campus consultant, provides an excellent overview of how you can best utilize WeVideo and Penn State online resources to successfully create your video projects. It is strongly recommended that you view the brief video below. Spending a few minutes viewing this video and reading the documentation before you start your project will be a wise investment of time.
Uploading to WeVideo & Sharing Media With Your Team
Note: For this project, you will be sharing a WeVideo account with your group, so you can disregard the instructions at the end of the video for sharing media with your team.
In addition to the above video, you will find helpful information regarding your DVPM video project at the following links:
- WeVideo has a robust library of helpful, brief tutorial videos covering every aspect of the video creation process. This can be accessed through the WeVideo Academy section of their website.
- Penn State Media Commons has an extensive Free Media Library available to you (as mentioned in the videos above). You may freely use material obtained through these websites. Just make sure to cite your sources!
- Is there a YouTube video you would like to use? Keepvid.com allows you to download original media files from YouTube.
- It is a good idea to keep a running list of all of your sources in a shared Google doc that can be published to the web. That URL (shortened, please) can be put on a slide at the end of your video. Here is a site you can use to shorten the URL.