One of my daughter’s high school teachers handed out this video assignment option: a 10 page paper or a 40 minute video.
A forty minute video? That’s almost as long as a network hour (less commercials.) Yes, it’s possible for a high-schooler to fill the time, but very unlikely they’ll fill it with anything anyone would want to watch. It takes a network 12 weeks, $3 million, and a full-time team of hundreds– and half the time their shows aren’t watchable.
A paper takes research and writing. Video, done right, involves research and writing AND translation to images and action,