Lesson 3: WeVideo

In this lesson, you will use non-linear editing software to create a movie trailer style video or the Tech Essentials class.

Tech Essentials Movie Trailer

New York Times best selling author Tim Ferriss is a master of publicity. The video below features a movie preview style trailer to his most recent book – The Four Hour Chef. We’re going to do the same thing as Tim only for our Tech Essentials class. Take a look at his video below:

Download the project files below, extract them, upload them to Google Drive, and then import them into WeVideo.com.


As in the sample video above, you saw a lot of footage spliced together. This is often referred to as B-Roll. It doesn’t exactly tell a sequential narrative with a beginning, middle, and end, but it does provide coherent visual stimuli that compliments the message of the production.

Your job is to capture B-Roll of the types of things that we have done in Tech Essentials this year using the video cameras and the screen casting software Screencastify. Then, insert it into our class preview video package.
Be creative, work in teams, and use a tripod!

Shared Folder

Upload your footage to: https://goo.gl/HSVr4C


Visit the following link to create a WeVideo account: https://www.wevideo.com/invite/?promo=2E3666KTE563&join=-783877219 


Include the following in the description of your video.

This video was largely inspired by the cinematic trailer of The Four Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KFPHmPoPlY


Once you’ve written your reflection, tweet the link to your post using http://goo.gl and the hashtag #TE161.