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This is a brief step-by-step guideline on how to produce and submit your video for ICOM. Always remember to ask your teacher for assistance should you encounter any difficulty along the process. Follow these steps, and you'll be on your way to producing your video for ICOM!



  1. Assign roles to each group member. These include (but are not limited to) a director, a producer, a cameraman, a scriptwriter and an editor. You will have to decide which of these will be more important than the others for your three-person team.
  2. Plan your story. Write a story synopsis that describes your main idea for your storyline. You will need this synopsis again during the online registration process.
  3. Write your dialogs (what your actors are going to say) and actions (what they are going to do) in your script. A good story keeps the audience curious and guessing, grabs their attention, and keeps them in their seats to the very end.
  4. Draw a simplified outline of your video in a storyboard, a scene-by-scene picture representations and brief descriptions of what will happen.
  5. Both the script and storyboard help to ensure a smooth recording process.
  6. Prepare your actors, costumes, props and equipment prior to recording to make sure that everything is available once you start shooting your video.



  1. Shoot your video as outlined in your synopsis, script and storyboard.
  2. Most scenes normally require several shot types to make it more interesting.
  3. You may also need to shoot from different angles, and watch out for stuff like image composition and headroom.
  4. Good camera worksmanship also depends on a good command of camera movement techniques, such as panning, tilting and zooming.



  1. Transfer the clips that you shot from your camera into your computer. The exact method depends on the type of camera you use. Ask your teacher or instructor for assistance if you don't know how to do this.
  2. Edit the clips using your preferred FOSS video editor to create a coherent story based on your synopsis, script and storyboard that you came up with earlier. This usually involves cutting those clips to remove unwanted materials, and arranging them to form your final story.
  3. Apply special, graphical and sound effects to your video as needed.
  4. Render, or publish your story into a single, complete video file. The usual formats for this purpose are (but not limited to) as follows:
    • a) MPG or MPEG
    • b) MP4
    • c) MOV
    • d) AVI



Upload your video to YouTube. Ask your teacher or instructor for assistance if you can't do this on your own.

  1. Copy the URL of the video (the link to the video) that you uploaded, and paste it in the registration form. Again, ask your teacher or instructor for assistance if you encounter any difficulty.
  2. Fill-in the rest of your details completely and correctly, and hit the Submit button.


That's it. You're done. Congratulations and thank you for being a part of ICOM!