RESOURCES AND RULES

 
The annual What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? video contests excite students to explore cool manufacturing careers and produce profiles of companies throughout Pennsylvania. The teams of students and teacher coaches receive camera equipment and professional guidance as they learn to script, record, and edit their video stories.
 

MEDIA TRAINING CURRICULUM – FEATURING MARTIN GUITAR

PART ONE: VIDEO TRAINING SERIES

Contest Preview Video
Contest Guide Video Part I: Introduction
Contest Guide Video Part II: Pre-Production
Contest Guide Video Part III: Production
Contest Guide Video Part IV: Post-Production
Martin Guitar Sample Video
 

PART TWO: REGIONAL CONTEST GUIDES – WITH CONTEST RULES

Berks Schuylkill 2019 Contest Guide (.pdf)Chester Delaware 2019 Contest Guide (.pdf)
Lehigh Valley 2019 Contest Guide (.pdf)North Central PA 2019 Contest Guide (.pdf)
Northwest PA 2019 Contest Guide (.pdf)West Central PA 2019 Contest Guide (.pdf)

 

RESOURCE VIDEOS

Creation of the Video Contests
GoPro HERO5 Quick Start Guide
GoPro HERO4 Silver: Getting Started (Part I)
GoPro HERO4 Silver: Capturing Video and Photos (Part II)
Exporting from iMovie
Exporting from Adobe Premiere
Exporting from LightWorks
Exporting from Windows Movie Maker
Another Look at A-roll and B-roll
 

NOTE ABOUT AUDIO

Please use some headphones and make sure your interviews are on both channels – left and right speakers. If they are not, you will need to get them on both of those speakers. With some software, this simply means making the interview’s AUDIO TRACK “mono” or converting to STEREO. However, more current versions of iMovie does not have a quick fix for this. To fix this, you can use a free and well-known program called AUDACITY. Please see the links below to download this software and a great tutorial on how to use it.
Audacity Download | Audacity Tutorial
 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE DOCUMENTS

Video Contest Best Practices (.pdf)
Teacher Coach Timeline Checklist (.pdf)
Creative Commons and Music Information (.pdf)
 

VISUAL RESOURCES

WSCM graphic (.jpg)Required opening animation (.mp4)
Required opening panel (.jpg) Optional opening panel (.jpg)

 

REGIONAL END PANELS AND POSTERS

Coming Soon for 2019 Contests