Montage Script

Montage Script Rubric


  • All script elements are complete and properly formatted
  • The script includes dialgue
  • The script is clear, descriptive, and detailed
  • The script has a clear subject and focus
  • Grammar and punctuation are correct
  • Remember that your final video must contain at least 80% of your own media (by time). Also, your topic cannot be based on Minecraft or any video game.


  • Most script elements are complete and properly formatted
  • The script is clear, but could use more description and detail
  • The script has a clear subject and focus
  • Grammar and punctuation are mostly correct with only minor errors


  • Some script elements are missing or not properly formatted
  • The script lacks clarity, description, and detail
  • The subject and focus is not entirely clear
  • Numerous grammar and punctuation errors


  • Missing multiple script elements
  • The script lacks clarity, description, and detail
  • Numerous grammar and punctuation errors including global errors
  • The script lacks a subject and focus

ISTE Standards for Students

1: Empowered Learner
Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.

Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

2: Digital Citizen
Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.

Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.

Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.

Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.

3: Knowledge Constructor
Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.

Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

4: Innovative Designer
Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.

Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.

Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.

Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.

Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.

5: Computational Thinker
Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.

Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.

Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.

Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.

Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.

6: Creative Communicator
Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.

Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

7: Global Collaborator
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.

Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.

Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.

To complete this activity, follow the steps below. Click on links for help.

  1. Create your project folder on your Desktop and call it montage_script. See how.
  2. You will be writing a script on the subject of A Typical Day in My Life. You have the option of using a different subject. See Step Two below for details.
  3. Download this script in fountain format.
  4. Write your script! You'll have to edit the provided script. Your script must include a VO. The montage should be between 45 seconds and 1 minute long and include at least 8 pictures. You may also use video clips.
  5. Download your media. You can use your own media or download it from the sources under Step Three, below.
  6. Peer review at least two of your classmates' scripts.
  7. Once your script has been peer reviewed by at least two classmates, turn it in on Google Drive.

In this activity you'll be creating a basic script that includes a VO element for use in your next activity. You'll also be peer reviewing at least two other scripts.

Why are we doing this?

You will actually be creating this video in the next activity, but you can't create a video without a script and expect good results. For this script, you get to choose your topic and the treatment of that topic. Do you want your video to be serious? Funny? Fictional? Non-fictional? Is it a narrative? A process? Or is it more descriptive? This are questions you need to before you make your video, and creating a script helps you do that.

Learning objectives: By the end of this activity, you will be able to:

  • Identify a subject and an approach or treatment for a video project
  • Choose the appropriate script format for your project
  • Produce a finished script in which all elements are unified to support your subject, approach, and message
  • Peer review other scripts and give meaningful critical feedback


Step One: Create your project folder

You should now understand that whenever you start a new project in this class, you first need to create a project folder on your Desktop. You can arrange your folders on your Desktop however you like. You can put each project folder directly on the Desktop, or you can create a class folder and put each project folder inside that folder. Regardless, each project must have its own folder, and that folder needs to be on the Desktop.

Create a folder and give it an appropriate name.

Step Two: Prepare your script

For this activity, you will be adding two soundtracks to a video. First, you need a script. Then you'll make a simple montage video.

The subject and title of your video is: A Typical Day in My Life.

You have the option of editing this script template in fountain format. To use that script, download it and open it in any text editor such as Notepad. You'll have to then run it through Afterwriting when you've finished editing. Regardless of whether you use this provided script, your finished script must be in standard format.

There are many ways to approach this subject. You can do so chronologically, by topic (i.e., food, friends, school), or in some other way. You can also choose the tone. Will your video be factual and objective? Comical? Sarcastic? We will brainstorm approaches in class.

Options - You have the option of using one of the following subjects:

  • A school class or subject
  • Life in Yokosuka

Write a script for a montage of between 45 seconds and 1 minute and with at least 10 pictures. You may use video clips as well, but that's not required.

When your script is complete, it should have your VO lines. You do not have to worry about your second background soundtrack at this time. For now, all you need to do is complete your script.

Step Three: Create or download media

You can create images and video clips yourself or collect them from the following sources:

Step Four: Peer review

In your sector, share your script with your peers. Review the scripts of at least two other classmates and give them feedback. Remember to proofread!

Help each other make your scripts as good as possible. Have a look at the rubric.

Step Five: Submit your script

Submit your script to Google Classroom.

Need a challenge?

Try any of the following:

  • Try dubbing a video clip you have used. Watch the Record a voice-over video on Adobe to see how..
  • Create more of your own media for this project or one of your classmate's projects.
  • Peer review another script!
  • With permission of your instructor, you can make a longer video or a different type of video.
  • Create your own media to add to the shared media folder. Share it with Mr. R, and he will upload it to the folder.

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