SLS 1106 Miami Dade College Y

Your Motivational Success Video in Adobe Spark

Project Overview: This is your final project in this course: Your Motivational Success Video (10% of your grade).

Please note:

– In Week 3 you will start designing your video.

– In Week 4 you will submit your video link for your classmates’ input and instructor feedback so you can revise it and make your video more powerful.

– In Week 5 you will submit your final video link for grading.

After completion, you can download the video to your phone or computer and watch it frequently to help you stay motivated until you reach your academic goals! Even after the class ends, you can continue adding to your video.

Step-by-Step INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1. Create an account with Adobe Spark (link).

The objective of this activity is to create a motivational success video about the different success strategies that you have been learning in this class.

NOTE: To access Adobe Spark, use the link above to sign in with your MDC email address and password.

  • Once you click the link, you either will be sent directly to the MDC authentication page (where you will login using your MDC username and password), OR
  • You will see the Adobe account-chooser screen; choose “Login with School Account” to go to the Sign-in page. Type your MDC email address and click Continue (your MDC email address domain is @MyMDC.net).
  • Then you will be asked to “Select an Account” — choose “Company or School Account” to go to the MDC authentication page and log in with your MDC credentials.

Watch this video to learn how to create an account and how to use the tool.

Watch Video Adobe Spark: Make Videos in Minutes

Duration: 8:47
User: n/a – Added: 5/19/16

YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dDvYzmOtP8

Step 2. Add the first slide/clip into your video:

First slide/clip:

  • Add a motivational title
    For example: My Success & Motivational Video; My Journey to Success, etc.
  • Add your name

Step 3. Add the following slides/clips into your video:

  • slides/clips: Answer the following question (please don’t include the question)
    What does success mean to you? (you developed your definition in Lesson 1)
    Insert a few pictures of your choice about success.
  • slides/clips: Why are you going to college? Insert a few pictures.
  • slides/clips: Your academic goal (SMART GOAL) from lesson 3. Insert a few pictures.
  • slides/clips: Your next term goals – What is next after this term? (your short-term goals)
    • Three (3) specific success strategies to succeed next term
  • slides/clips: Add a slide/clip about how you will use the information from your MAP to succeed
  • slides/clips: Where do you see yourself in five years?
    • Envision your graduation day
    • Add pictures/audio/videos picturing and expressing your feelings on that day
  • slides/clips: Your three (3) most powerful motivational strategies (one strategy per slide/clip). Insert a few pictures.
    • What will you do to stay motivated?
    • Feel free to include inspiration from Dr. Padrón’s motivational story
  • slides/clips: Your three (3) most powerful time management success strategies (one strategy per slide/clip). Insert a few pictures.
  • slides/clips: Your three (3) most powerful stress reduction and health strategies (one strategy per slide/clip). Insert a few pictures.
    Note: You will be able to include this information when you complete Lesson 8.
  • slides/clips: Your three (3) most powerful money management strategies (one strategy per slide/clip). Insert a few pictures.
    Note: You will be able to include this information when you complete Lesson 8.
  • Insert background music.
  • Watch the timing for your video. You don’t want it to run too rapidly.


Good examples of video creation (used with permission)

Example 1: https://spark.adobe.com/video/VkOlqjsVXQcHA (Camille Garcia)
Example 2: https://spark.adobe.com/video/kD6PALrRFTpsp (Daniela Perez)

Your video will be different as the requirements are different in this course.

Step 4. Submit your published hyperlink to the Discussion Board area.

Have fun designing and creating your motivational video! Be creative! Be passionate!



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