Thinkering Studio Project Proposal

Sam and Markis Basketball Tutorials
Sam and Markis
What challenge/goal/question will drive your work? Our goal is to inform people about the right way to play the game of basketball. We will inform them by teaching them through informational videos that explain the right way to dribble, pass, and shoot.
What do you expect to learn? We expect to learn 4 camera skills and 3 basketball skills. The skills are: Video Skills Practice
Correct lighting
Quality audio
camera angles
steady, non shaky video

The basketball skills we are going to teach are:
ball handling
violations of the rules of basketball.

How will you be challenged? We will be challenged by trying to record everything we do.
How will this stretch you? (Look at the Thinkering Studio Rubric for some ideas.) This will stretch us because we have never tried to film each other playing basketball before.
  • a camera
  • a tripod
  • a basketball
  • a mac for editing
Main Steps:
Outline the main steps to complete your project or provide a link to another site that has the steps. Below the link explain any additional steps you need to complete.
  • 1st step is obtaining material.
  • 2nd step is figuring out were we are going to film,
  • 3rd step is filming,
  • 4th step is editing on a mac,
  • 5th step is uploading to YouTube.
How will you document your process/progress beyond your journal entries? We will post weekly videos about the basketball tips
If this is not an individual project, how will you work together so that all are learning/working equal to their abilities? Roles? Accountability? One person can film while the other can explain the tips, and we can rotate.
How long do you expect this project to take? Till the end of the year.
List possible resources/sources of inspiration to complete this project. Are there existing examples of the sort of project you want to complete? Has anyone else done a similar project in Thinkering Studio? What words did you search the wiki for when checking?
Who/what will be your "teacher"? (Outside expert, in class expert, book, video(s), website(s), Mr. Whitmer, experimenting, experience, etc.) Make sure your "teacher" is included in your steps. There is a YouTube account called IheartbasketballTV. They are doing the same thing we are. They have 230,000 subscribers and they know what they are doing.
How will you develop your PLN (personal learning network)? A quiet learning environment with very little distractions.
What parts of this project might be difficult? How do you expect to handle them? Filming what we are doing would probably be the most difficult. We expect to handle them by using a tripod the help with the shakiness.
Sharing/Teaching/Paying It Forward - How will you share what you have learned with others? Who is your target audience? We plan to share on YouTube and are target audience is anyone from 9-30 year olds.
How will you/your group define the projects success? How should we evaluate your success? How will that be "visible" to others? (Demonstrate) Can your progress be measured throughout the project? We will define our success if people look at our videos and learn valuable tips from them.
(Look at the Thinkering Studio Rubric for some ideas or possibly Rubistar.)
Design your own rubric.
4- Working very hard with barely any distractions.
3- Working pretty hard with some distractions.
2- Working averagely hard with a good amount of distractions.
1- Not working hard and getting detracted very easily and many times.