Complex example: Video Brief, Rationale & Script – Professional Video Creation (Part 5)

The video that was created is shown here:

Video Brief:

What’s My video’s purpose?

To show how to configure Flowgorithm to use and display the proper conventions for flow chart symbols


To ensure that students configure flowgorithm to show standard flowchart convention as expected by NCSE and CSEC


Form 3, 4 students  with a basic understanding of algorithms and looping: Pre-requisites: Algorithm, flowchart , while loop   Students will be directed to watch this video by me after I instruct them to install flowgorithm. Some may be browsing my videos on youtube, so the  idea is to convert them to use flowgorithm with the required configuration.    

What’s my video’s content?

Am I making a tutorial? marketing a product/service? Explanatory video?


Change the default chart style for flowgorithm   Click on Edit Click on Choose Chart Style Choose Classic from the dropdown list Click OK    

Video Script:

Using the Correct Flow-Chart Symbols in Flowgorithm

Ensuring that you use the proper conventions expected by CXC and NCSE


1 minute


Form 2 and 3 students who have been introduced to flowgorithm by previous  demonstration in the classroom


For students: To ensure that students know how to configure flowgorithm for use in their IT SBA.

For me: To strengthen trust between my students and I, To set the tone that I am their subject matter expert in a non invasive manner, letting my content speak for itself; To get my students to look forward to my next video because it gets to the point .


Welcome students to a quick minute tutorial on how to configure flowgorithm for use in CXC and NCSE examinations.

Flowgorithm is an awesome graphical programming language that you can use to generate flowcharts , trace tables and actual program code.

If you’re not already using flowgorithm , you should be , or at least be using some equivalent solution.

However, Flowgorithm has one main drawback out of the box – it does not use the diamond shape for looping, as is  expected by CXC CAPE and CSEC; and also NCSE. Instead it uses this shape: a sort of diamond shape that’s been flattened vertically at the ends .   We need to make sure that it uses the diamond shape, also know as a rhombus.

We can fix this problem in 4 easy steps:

  1. Click on Edit
  2. Click on Choose Chart Style
  3. Choose Classic from the dropdown list under chart style
  4. And Click OK.

That’s it.

There are some other issues that you’ll encounter  when using flowgorithm – one issue is very obvious in this video. Did you catch it?

I’ll give you a hint, it’s got something to do with the arrows in the loop. How is it different from the loops in your CXC text book?

In any case, I’ll be covering how to manage this issue and others in another video.

Until next time , Bye!


In our next post, I’ll provide the templates with some inline instructions that you can use when creating your videos.

See post here: Video Brief Template With inline Instructions – Professional Video Creation (Part 6)

© 2021  Vedesh Kungebeharry. All rights reserved. 

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