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!
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.
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.
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.
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