This is a fun assignment I introduce early in the semester after students learn the fundamentals of video.
Full guide to help students plan and execute creating a commercial including a planning worksheet, shot list, storyboard, and script draft. Grading rubric included for final project.
The first 5 seconds of any video should consist of the following:
4 seconds of black
15 frame (half second) slate (with slug of video)
15 frames of black
*included in project bundle