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Digital Storytelling Feb 2010



Directions for using power point and imovie 09 for digital story telling in the elementary grades.

Directions for using power point and imovie 09 for digital story telling in the elementary grades.



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    • Digital Story Telling
      March 2010
      Brigid McNamee
    • Table of Contents
      Using Power Point Slides 3-7
      Using iMovie to put
      Sound and format your Power PointSlides 8-16
      Using the iSight camera Slide 17-22
    • Select Slide Layout
      Click on the slide layout tab and select the layout for your slides.
    • Lesson 1: Using Power Point
      Import your pictures from the desktop and add your text.
    • Select Slide Theme
      Click on the Slide Themes Tab and choose the style you want. You can change it at any time.
    • Tip for Class Projects
      If each student in your class is creating a slide. Have them pass in the slide as a power point slide and create a new slide show with everyone’s slide.
      Convert them as pictures all at once.
      Be careful when instructing your class to save that there is a way to differentiate among the slides: ie: apples ryan
    • Save As Pictures
      When you have completed all of your slides you can save the entire work as pictures.
      This will create a folder on your desktop with each slide saved as an individual JPEG.
    • Adding Your Pictures to iMovie
      When you saved as
      pictures it creates a
      folder with all the
      pictures in it.
      Drag the folder into
      Open imovie.
      Create a new project.
      Find the camera icon.
    • Drag the photos into the movie project
    • You can make adjustments
      You can change the duration to make the picture show longer or shorter.
      You can change the effect…very cool choices!
    • The Ken Burns Effect
      The Ken Burn Effect zooms in
      on pictures. Select Fit if you
      do not want the pictures to
    • Record Voice Over
      Click on the microphone icon. Then click on a clip to start recording.
      It will beep 3, 2, 1. When you are finished recording, click on the clip to stop.
    • You can move and edit the audio
      You can drag the audio to
      where you want it to be in your
      If you need to adjust volume
      click on the gear and choose
      audio. You can manually
      adjust the volume.
    • Adding Music
      Click on the music note icon. Click on the iLife Sound Effects folder. Select the
      Sound/music you want and drag it to your movie.
    • Choose a Theme
      Click file, project properties. That will
      open the theme selection option. Select your
      theme and click okay. You can always change it
    • Sharing your movie
      You have lots
      Of choices of how
      To share your
      Movie. If you are
      Going to burn a
      DVD send it to
      If you are going
      To post it on a blog
      Chose export Movie
      Because you can make
      A smaller file size which
      Allows the video to load
      Easier on the internet.
    • Using the iSight Camera
      Click on the camera icon on the left. This will open a new screen. Click
      the capture button to record. Click done when you are finished.
    • Think in layers when building your project.
      Know how long your clip is.
      Know what background you want behind the clip.
      Create a background (with transitions if you want) that equals the length of your video clip.
      Drag the green screen video on top of your background.
      Click green screen.
    • Backgrounds
      You can use images from your iphoto
      You can use video clips
      You can use plain backdrops.
    • Getting the images for your backdrop
      To import a movie clip
      Select file, import, movies.
      You can have a movie already
      saved on your desktop.
      Pictures you get from your iphoto.
      Backgrounds are selected when you
      choose text. (See next slide.)
    • Adding Text and Background
      Select the T and drag a
      Text style to your movie
      Project. If you don’t to
      Have text you can delete
      The text and have a plain
      The window to select back-
      Grounds will open and you
      Can change it.
    • If you don’t have green screen as an option….
      Click on iMovie and select preferences.
      Make sure show advanced tools is checked.