Hello and thanks for stopping in to #k12video. There is not many dedicated chats to video creation for education and I am hoping to start one. I have been in education for 7 years, but a professional photographer for 10 years. My company added video for 4 years.
You can see samples of my work at www.theweddingshotonline.com
No matter where and what age level you teach at the first step for any podcast, commercial or film is scripts. Teachers have lots of routes of integrating videos into any content: Historical reenactments, action reports over science activities, creative book reviews, math in the real world or even commercials. Here are some examples:
This is a commercial my yearbook staff made using our green screen. They scripted, filmed and edited it.
Yes, that is my students pouring ice and water on me when it is below 60 outside! Notice how I am the only one in shorts.
After you have a script it is important to practice your fluency and parts. Do not feel like every word must be perfect in the film just make it sound like you are talking! Everyone stumbles on a word so make that part of it. Remember what @kevinhoneycutt says, "Perfect is the enemy of done!"
Almost all film is shot landscape... If you record Vertical be prepared for thick black borders when you upload to YouTube
Lighting is the number one quality control for beginners. Do you see a yellow, blue or grainy cast to your film? This is due to your light source. Having a well lit location is paramount for a good film. The best light comes from overcast days. You have a mobile device so use it!
In addition, be aware of sounds. Do not record just anywhere - check for background noises, cars, or even planes to distract the viewer.
If you followed the steps above then you will need minimal editing. Rather than outline everything you can do in iMovie. I found a short walk through to guide you through it.
I am a 2nd Grade teacher with years of experience in digital editing and film. I have a 2nd Degree Black Belt, am a professional wedding photographer, and instruct fine art painting classes.