Step Six: Editing

Common Good City Farm

The teens in the summer youth program at Common Good City Farm in Washington, DC edit their photographs and stories for Community of Gardens. Read—and watch—their story here. 

Together with your teacher, decide on the final format of the stories. Here are some ideas:  

  • Transcribe the interview into a question-and-answer format (see an example here) with an introductory paragraph.
  • Write a narrative story, or profile, from the interview (see an example here)
  • Create a multimedia video, audio, or photo story with a written introduction (see an example here). 

Go through all of the material you collected (written and audiovisual) and make choices about what to include in your final story. Video and audio can be edited into clips, if necessary, or threaded together to form a story. Remember to save your files (both original unedited files and edited copies) to a stable back-up source such as a flash drive.

Remember to include captions for all images (see the “Garden Toolshed” for tips). 

Dig In Deeper: Create a physical or digital storyboard to provide a visual framework for composing your story.