July 4, 2014
Engaging kids in creative video productions allows them to develop communication skills and enhances their technical know-how. It also gives them an avenue through which they can practice multimodal expressions and present information in numerous ways.This multimodality in communicating information does not only help students understand topics much better and at a deeper level but is also an elemental feature of the 21st century learning.
To help you teach students how to create engaging and expressive short videos mini movies, I am sharing with you some great tutorials and guides compiled and shared by Coolspotters.
Video Shooting Techniques
- Video for the Classroom: Using background, camera angles and focus to make movies.
- Shooting a Movie: Information and tips for shooting a movie like a professional.
- Getting Back to Basics: The basics of using a camcorder or video recorder for making a movie.
- All Parties Tell a Story: A guide to creating and shooting home movies.
- Brain Pop: A video guide to making your own movies.
- Fun Filmmaking Tricks: Ideas for video shooting to get the best pictures for a movie.
- Video Production for Students: A guide to the process of editing.
- Digital Films: Help with creating a movie, including background and editing in digital format.
- Make a Movie that Tells a Story: A breakdown of all of the basic parts of movie-making.
- How are Films Made?: An explanation of cinema editing and how it is done.
Music and Sound Effects
- Me and My Movie: Help for making movies and examples of homemade movies by other kids.
- Movie Sound Effects: Activities and resources of using different items to make sounds.
- Let’s Get Creative!: Simple tips for producing sound effects.
- The Outlet: How to make a soundtrack for a movie.
- Film Street: A website dedicated to teaching all about film-making.