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Weekly Photo Assignments Flickr Video

This group pool is for members only.

Group Description

Weekly Challenge Categories:

Each week, the weekly assignment will be in one of 3 categories:

Portrait: Portrait photography is really about capturing the essence of a person in an image. A portrait image can range from a classic portrait to candid, or from street photography to a selfie. Each time this category comes up we will dive into a different area of portrait photography. The main focus should always be a person/persons (or maybe a pet).

Landscape: In the context of the #dogwood52 photography challenge, this category is pretty broad covering both traditional landscapes, and some non-traditional areas such as urbanscapes. Don’t be afraid to really explore your surroundings in this category. If the focus is the environment you are in, it will qualify as Landscape in this category.

Artistic Impression: When this category comes up, you really have room to express yourself. You can interpret the assignment literally or figuratively. Unlike the other two categories that are more focused, the main focus of this category is to let your creativity shine.

Group Rules

1: BE NICE. No personal attacks. Criticize the photo, not the person.

2: CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM (CC): If you don’t want any CC, label your photo No CC. If a photo is labeled No CC, please don’t provide and CC.

3: See Rule 1.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 4 things to the pool each week.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe

Video assignments can be a research intensive, collaborative and highly engaging student activity. The video can demonstrate skills, knowledge and communication strategies. You can find some DU student examples at http://otl.du.edu/knowledgebase/what-are-some-examples-of-video-activities/

For Instructors

For Students

Getting Started

  1. Define a clear purpose and outcomes for the video .
  2. Establish teams and assign project roles and responsibilities.
  3. Research videos online that match your goals and expectations .
  4. Produce a video that is visually engaging to your audience. Scenes should be changing every 5-10 seconds.
  5. Create a storyboard , shoot list and script .
  6. Create a project timeline and video team document to keep you organized.
  7. Tips for producing class assignment videos, “Before, During and After”.
  8. Have weekly team meetings. Use ZOOM to have virtual meetings.

Team Roles and Responsibilities

  • Producer: Initiates and coordinates meetings and time management; has a high-level view of the project and timelines
  • Script Writers: Responsible for creating the storyboard and script
  • Researchers: Responsible for researching the topic, fact collecting and citations
  • Videographer/Photographers/Audio Technicians: Responsible for video recording and still photos; ensures good lighting and audio quality
  • Narrators: Provides audio or video commentary
  • Illustrators / graphic artist: Responsible for drawing custom art work
  • Video & Audio Editors: Responsible for video and audio editing software; will edit and share revisions with team members


The DU Digital Media Center has professional video and audio software for students. They are located in the Anderson Academic Commons and are normally open when the library is open.


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