Here’s a sample unpacking video I made, exploring White privilege.
Yes, I know it’s very short. But here’s the basic idea:
It shows up at my door even though I didn’t order (or pay for) it. When I open the box, I can’t see it but put it on anyway, but when someone tries to take it, I get angry.
Now try to make your own unpacking video. It doesn’t have to be long (obviously). Under a minute, even under 30 seconds is fine.
The simplest version would be 2 shots: Opening the box and reaction shot. But see where inspiration takes you.
Then write a description of the shots that narrates the images and action of the video.
The goal is to develop a better understanding the term by performing it — or really, your reaction to it.
Here are some terms to choose from or you can propose your own:
I made the original version of the movie as a vine, but you can use whichever platform you prefer.
Here’s an example of an unboxing video for reference.
Mark C. Marino teaches writing at the University of Southern California.