Emotions Through Video

Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 | Subjects: Language Arts, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Reading

Students learn how to evoke emotions through both sound and imagery. Start a free 30-day WeVideo trial to use this assignment with your students!

Illustration of emojis popping out of magenta video

Assignment details

Overview Overview

Students create a short video that captures how we can use images and sound to make someone feel a certain way. Students may choose the emotion they would like to evoke, using both audio and images/footage to create their multimedia composition.

Objectives Objectives

In this activity, students look at how storytelling using both sound and images can evoke emotions in a much stronger way than either modality can by itself. 

Resources Resources

  • Start with a classroom discussion about the power of emotions conveyed in video vs. text.

  • Move beyond happy, sad, or angry and toward more complex emotions like confusion or embarrassment.

  • Enhance the production quality with advanced editing such as sound levels, transitions, and text.

ISTE standards ISTE standards

  • Knowledge Constructor 1.3.b

  • Creative Communicator 1.6.d