|Link to Commons|
|Steps for video creation|
|Step 1||Preview my changes (10 sec)|
|Step 2||Upload to Commons (10 min)|
To create a new videowiki script, first create a new Wikipedia page with the title Wikipedia:Videowiki/ followed by the name of the article.
Add the videowiki template to the top of the new, empty article. To do this, type the term videowiki, surrounded by pairs of matching curly brackets.
Copy the introductory section from the original article and paste it below the videowiki template. In the edit summary, mention the article you copied the text from. In this example the edit summary says copied from urinary tract infection. This ensures that the other editors, who helped create the original article, are credited.
Edit the text to distribute it into different slides. This is done by adding section headers: Each header will cause the output video to transition to a new slide. Under each header, add the text that is to be spoken and the image or video that is to be displayed for that slide. To keep the video engaging, it is recommended to limit the text for each slide to one or two sentences.
Add an image, video or other media to each section. Videowiki only accepts media from Wikimedia commons.
To make it easy to place images in the script, create a placeholder for each image, in each section, by adding a dummy image link and the clear template. The dummy image links can be replaced as you find suitable media to match the text.
Add all of your images, ensure your references are intact, then, after publishing your script hit, "Preview my changes" to see your creation in the Videowiki tool. You can make changes, and refresh the videowiki preview as often as necessary. We suggest you make liberal use of commas, brackets, and periods, to control text speed. Also make sure to double check your references, since its easy to accidentally break them during editing.
Once you're happy with the results in the videowiki tool, Hit the "Upload to Commons" link, and fill in any necessary details.
A sandbox for experimenting is available at Wikipedia:VideoWiki/Sandbox