Tag Archives: Film making

Students broadcast their own morning news

Girl and boy filming the newsThe tiny room in the corner of the library in Forest Hills Elementary School goes silent every day at 7:50 a.m.
At that point, a roomful of fourth- and fifth-graders go into action. One girl swivels a camera sitting on a tripod. Two others crouch by small laptops serving as teleprompters. A boy holds up a cardboard sign that reads “Eyes on me,” making his own wide to call attention to the note.
Sitting in front of a green curtain, fifth-grade broadcasters Ciara Copeling and Isabella Zumbro lean into their microphones. It’s time for the school’s morning television show.
Full Text: Forest Hills students broadcast their own morning news | StarNewsOnline.com.


Helping Students Make Better Movies

Making Better Movies

I’m gearing up for a film festival at the end of the month that celebrates the incredible talents and vision of the students in my community. The films are created by students in what is often an in-depth process. Starting with nothing more than an idea, students write story boards, scripts, choose film techniques, act, record, edit, process and polish until they have a video that depicts nothing less than the vision they started with. I’ve had many teachers ask how to help students make great films, so below is a series of activities that may help you during the process.
Of course, the basis for a great film is a great story. I won’t be covering how to write good stories in this post, but in the future I will share some resources that I have found useful. For now, the focus is on the film technique and technical side of making a great movie.
[Gives useful examples on YouTube]
Full Text: Helping Students Make Better Movies on iPad (or any device) « EdApps.ca.