If you're having trouble finding the right music that's only a minute long, don't dismay. You can trim a music track right within Rush, and use the Fade to Black transition to fade the music at the end. If you want more control, you can also crack open Adobe Audition, and use the Remix feature
to blend, condense or extend your audio track.
Never underestimate the importance of storyboarding your project. Even if you don't want to visually map out each scene, take the time to put down a few words for each scene to help crystallize the project in your mind. The clearer you are, the less time you'll spend filming and - possibly - re-recording.
Types of Shots
Having a variety of different shots in your video can add interest and make the video more engaging. Consider including very wide, establishing shots to set the location or mood, wide shots to tie in a specific area, medium shots to bring the viewer closer to the action, and finally close up shots for feature an individual are a narrow area of action (tight shots of someone typing, or sewing, or drawing, for example).
The shot list and/or storyboards can assist you in how you will frame your video sequences. An added benefit in most cameras (and camera phones) is the ability to superimpose a grid on your view finder or screen. A typical grid breaks your screen into 9 sections. Using the grid, in conjunction with the Rule of Thirds
can help you compose your footage so it is more visually appealing and looks more professional.