iPad Film School: ANY Teacher can assign a video assignment
Over the last 12 years living as both a teacher who also makes documentaries and tells stories with media, I’ve learned a lot about how I learned to create with digital tools and I’ve devised ways for teachers learn this approach to let go of fear of technology, fear of learning new things, fear of feeling like their students know more than they do, and start to engage with new ways for students to be empowered.
Teachers don’t need to be master illustrators to give a drawing assignment. Certainly, there will be students with a better skilled hand at drawing, but it’s the teacher’s job to help shape that drawing into a message of understanding the concepts that are being explored in schools. The same hold true with technology.
Any teacher can give video assignments. We offer a FULL DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT workshop that covers that curriculum in this video. The videos steps in the workshop are:
- WRITING: Use the A/V script format above
- Tell a story – with a beginning, middle, and end.
- Plan what you need to SHOOT
- Write potential interview questions
- Plan what footage you need to find – photos or videos
- SHOOTING be mindful of the following:
- Turn your script on it’s side, and the A/V will be in line with the A/V on a video editing timeline
- Organize your footage
- Choose the best moments of each shot
- Cut the clips up and place them where they belong
- Line up Audio and Video as it was script
- Modify the edit as it suits the project
- Learn how to share the – use the Youtube channels that are provided for each Google Account. Have end users upload videos here
- Understand the difference between
- a PROJECT file (the editable version)
- an EXPORTED file (not editable)
- Understand PRIVACY settings of that video
- PRIVATE – no one but you can see it
- UNLISTED – anyone with the LINK can see it
- PUBLIC – anyone can see it
- Discuss what makes a QUALITY video – understanding the difference between QUALITY and QUANTITY.