Comenius Course Introduction to film-makingPresentation Transcript
COMENIUS COURSE - INTRODUCTION TO FILM-MAKING Prof. Georgeta Manafu
From 9 th to13 th May 2011 I attended in Finland the Comenius course: “Introduction to Film-Making”, having 11-1282-COM-CG-FI as application reference number. The course was organized and conducted by PSK-Aikuisopisto of Oulu, Finland. One presented the Movie Maker, Audacity and Paint.Net programmes within the course. The cultural programme offered by the organizers included a tour of the city, the visit of the Oulu Cathedral and of the City Hall.
Monday, May 9th, 2011 Each participant presented their materials prepared for the course: they introduced themselves, presented their school, city, country of origin; One presented how a digital camera functions as well as information about digital cameras and camcorders. Teaching methods to movie making and the role of movies in international projects were also introduced. We went on a cultural tour of the Oulu city.
Tuesday May 10th, 2011 We were introduced to film editing and the Paint.Net programme was presented, as well as animations techniques that can be used in movies.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 We visited the City Hall of Oulu, a cultural center and an international school in Oulu. The Audacity programme was presented to us.
Thursday, May 12th, 2011 The Movie Maker programme was presented as well as the stages of making a film, the storyboard, the effects that can be added to the film, the copyright, the films evaluation and we shot the movies by means of which we were finally assessed. The materials used were pictures, video and audio sequenced taken during the course.
Friday, May 13th, 2011 The release of the films shot by the participants with a view to their being evaluated by the trainer of the activity. Comenius-Grundtvig projects presentation Feedback for the course.
Windows Movie Maker is a video editing program. The most important activities relate to: creating a storyboard, editing clips and adding the sound.
The stages to be followed in order to shoot a movie are: 1. Launching the program: Start> All Programs-> Windows Movie Maker 2. Setting the time for each slide: Tools-> Options-> Advanced 3. Saving the project: File-> Save Project or File-> Save Project As
One has to import the video clips in the computer using the Import video command to create a Storyboard. The slide pin should also be positioned in the desired order.
To add the transition effects one should: 1. Edit Movie -> View video transitions 2. Choose the transition 3. Add the selected transition by dragging.
To add video effects one should: 1. Edit - Movie > View Video Effects 2. Choose the desired effect 3. Add the desired effect by dragging
Movie Maker can be used by students to make movies that promote tolerance, intercultural diversity. As a result of my participation in this training course I have diversified my teaching strategy, I will apply new teaching methods and techniques, I will use modern, attractive means of education which should emphasize the practical nature of this subject and its connection with everyday life.