Organizing What You Need
An important first step is gathering all files the you need for your project and putting them in a location which is easy for you to find, for instance in a favorites folder. The process of importing these files is easier if you don"t have to search your folders to find them.
If you are making a 3 minute public service video you will need sequences which create a context for your subject matter, you may need audio clips of interviews with relevant people, music, ambient sounds produced locally, still photos. Planning is important, so by this stage you and your team should have an idea of what sequences you need and in what order. A storyboard is a useful tool for this process.