For the first 2 years of my current Social Studies job, I did most of this teaching in just one class. That includes the "break-up" skit, which I performed 4 times in one day. Exhausting!! And what about the handful of kids who were absent that day?? In 2012 or 2013, the idea of video-recording that performance occurred to me, but I didn't do it. What's the point? Where would I post the video? My colleague and I committed to flipping in the summer of 2013, but we used other people's videos for most of that year (or assigned really boring voice-over Powerpoint lectures -- yikes!).
On Halloween 2014 (a Friday), I stayed late after school to record the video you see above; I brought in the white T-shirt that morning, which still shows evidence of the folds and wrinkles from lying in a bag all day. That year I was the faculty advisor of a video-news production elective, so I had easy access to a greenscreen and Kodak Flip camera with tripod. I story-boarded the video in my journal that morning, but basically it was just a recording of the in-class lesson I'd already given 8 times (4 sections a day x 2 years experience).
I first recorded the "handy guide" which appears at the end, but I already knew that would be the wrap-up segment. This required 4 takes. Fun fact: I had a perfect take in the middle, but near the end an intercom announcement about the 4:00 late bus interrupted my performance. I swore loudly, vigorously, and impressively before hitting the Stop button. I kept that 'blooper' on the SD card for a couple years but it got erased. Too bad.
Next, I did the 5-parts section you see in the beginning. The marker ink was barely dry on the props you see taped to the whiteboard. I recorded it all in one take, but I wish the tripod were higher so you're not looking up my nose!! Later, I used iMovie editing tools to cut out the bits where I moved each mini-poster onto the whiteboard ... that makes it look slick. I don't like the echo-ey classroom acoustics, so usually I don't record videos here anymore. Fun fact: that echo is very difficult for students with cochlear implants and other hearing aids.
The "restaurant" performance got done last, although you see it in the middle of the video. By now it was about 5:00 and I just wanted to get the job finished. A quick costume change, a shift of the tripod to the previously-erected greenscreen setup, and a little Method acting later ... the piece was done. Rush home -- grab thick coat -- go trick-or-treating with kids -- a long day ended at 8:30pm! Well, except for the iMovie production that I mentioned earlier. It took about 2 hours of work to totally finalize the video and post it. Most of that work was adding the text titles in just the right spots so students could understand the lesson.
Total time for this video = about 7 hours from planning --> recording --> editing (not including the rehearsal/workshopping for two years previously).
On the other hand, I never again need to perform this skit during class. I can (and do) recycle this video lesson every year. Also I can (and do) share this performance with Facebook friends on the holiday, just because. That seems like several hours well-spent!