Video trailers - Option 1: Using devices other

Developing digital video skills through the creation of book trailers. Creating a storyboard and identifying key events within the book, pupils then frame and film their shots before learning how to edit their films, adding effects such as transitions, music, voice and text.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Planning a book trailer

Children create a storyboard to plan their book trailers, identifying the key events in their chosen story

Lesson 2: Filming

In this lesson, children use digital devices to take photos and videos, framing their shots to achieve desired effects

Lesson 3: Editing the trailer

In this lesson, children import their footage from the previous lesson into film editing software and record and add sounds, music and voiceover to their videos

Lesson 4: Transitions and text

In this lesson, children learn about different transition styles and add transitions between the different shots in their videos as well as text on screen

Lesson 5: Video reviews

In this lesson, children evaluate their trailers against agreed class success criteria, articulating what makes a successful book trailer and discussing ideas for sharing book recommendations

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources