Week 13 & 14: YouTube

As you know, you have been in the process of compiling a feature story. The final draft is due on April 20th.

One component of the assignment for this class (not indicative of all feature stories) is that you include a video that helps tell your story to your audience.

In the example below is a video derived to enhance a feature story that appeared on the BBC website about a band named Led Zeppelin. Speaking in the video is Jimmy Page, arguably the greatest bass guitarist of the late 60’s.

As you watch the video documentary, imagine how this clip could be included as part of a feature news story to help tell the story behind the band, Led Zeppelin.

Now what if this video was in a social media news feed or on a website, and the person viewing the video was in an environment where audio was inappropriate?

One of the primary concepts we’ve discussed in class is engagement with your audience. Rather than having your audience move past your video because of the sound, you can keep your audience engaged by using captioning or subtitles. What’s the difference?

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Here is an example of a video with subtitles:

Today, we will closed captioning and add hard subtitles to the video for your feature story. First, we will create a YouTube video that contains closed captioning. After that, we will add hard subtitles to your video using a We will do this using nonlinear software (not linear software).

Lab Assignment Week 13:

    1. Editing the Video: We we will begin by editing the video:
      • First, download the video to your computer. Your video should already be either (1) on a flash drive, (2) in your email or cloud service, or (3) sent to yourself using WeTransfer.
      • Once the video is on your computer, open a nonlinear video editing program. If you are using a PC, open Windows Live Movie Maker. If you are using a Mac, open iMovie.
      • Insert the file by either selecting it using the toolbar, or by dragging and dropping the video.
      • At this point, follow the hands-on lecture (oxymoron) to edit your video.
    2. Make 2 Copies of your Video: Before we go further, please make two copies of your video. You might want to name one video¬†“subtitles” and the other video “closed captioning”.
    3. Adding Hard Subtitles: We we will now add hard subtitles using Windows Live Movie Maker or iMovie.
      • At this point, follow the hands-on lecture (oxymoron) to edit your video.
    4. Please create a YouTube account for your beat. We we will now add closed captioning using YouTube’s closed captioning feature.We we will now add closed captioning using the video named “closed captioning”. iMovie.
      • Please upload your video named “closed captioning” to YouTube by clicking on the upload arrow and selecting your video to upload or drag and drop.
      • Now in YouTube, go to “my channel”>>”video manager”. Locate your feature story video. You will see an “edit” button next to the video. Using the drop down arrow next to the “edit” button, select “subtitles/cc”.
    5. Once you have your hard subtitled video, please add it to your feature story. Once you have your closed caption video on YouTube, please create a YouTube link on under your “Social Media” menu so I may see your cc’d video.