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  • “ Lights, Camera, Action!” Making Videos in the Classroom Can Happen Catherine Nelson Library Media Specialist Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Video Clip Red Ribbon Week not included in web material
  • Early Attempts Library Shape Exploration with Kindergarten Students Video Clip = 1:36
  • Video Clip Kindergarten Shape Exploration not included in web material
  • Morning News Program Intro Cathy Nelson Clip = 2:29
  • Video Clip Explorer News Network Intro not included in web material
  • Veteran’s Day Salute 2 nd Grade Collaborative Project Clip = 3:44
  • Video Clip “Veteran’s Day Salute” not included in web material
  • Drama / Science Integration Meghann Plumb, Teacher Theater Arts Clip = 4:20
  • Video Clip “Drama / Science Integration” not included in web material
  • Holiday Extravaganza 2004 Christmas Music Program Paul Nutter, Music Specialist Problems begin… Clip = 1:50
  • Video Clip “Holiday Extravaganza 2004” not included in web material
  • “ Oliver” Musical Adaptation Artist-in-Residency with The Baillie Players MANY glitches and skips in final movie Movie clip = 5:14
  • Video Clip “Oliver” not included in web material
  • Video Clip “The Lazy 5 Ranch” not included in web material
  • Video Clip “Imagine: Children’s Book Week” not included in web material
  • Video Clip “It’s a Gift to be Free” not included in web material
  • Christmas 2005 Program Not included in the Web Presentation
  • Video Clip “Northside Reading Prize Patrol” not included in web material
  • Video Clip “Music Artist Spotlight” not included in web material
  • My story
    • First camera— Sony Mavica
    • Mpeg clips
    • Embedded really rough video clips in PPTs
    • Drama Teacher used it
  • Drama Teacher
    • First teacher to take and use digital camera’s video component for authentic purpose
    • Disappointed in quality & size
    • Kids LOVED it! So did parents on Drama Nights!
  • My story
    • Principal decided we needed digital cameras (still and video)
    • Asked me to go shopping!
    • I asked for time to investigate for best quality, ease of use
    • NEXT day she sent a technology assistant to purchase whatever Staples had in stock.
  • My response
    • SHOCK
    • No forethought to anything we had talked about
    • No one knew how to do anything except shoot video
    • I was the only one in the building who could actually pull the video to VHS
    • NB candidates REFUSED to use the cameras including me…
  • The year of the donkey!!
    • My response? Keep using that good old RCA VHS camera—then no transferring video to another tape.
    • IGNORE the video cameras
    • Excuse? No real time to learn (scheduling nightmare)
    • Lack of foundation for myself.
  • Time to Learn
    • Summer - A lot of time.
    • Both cameras at home w/ me
    • Tried on again off again to shoot and capture footage.
    • Failure after failure
    • Frustration – I had everything the booklets said I needed
  • It took a child….
    • Towards my explosive frustration point
    • Throwing cameras down, swearing, carrying on
    • 16 year old mentioned that perhaps if I’d use a “firewire”
    • Meanwhile, school resumes
  • District Tech Classes
    • Got a flyer at beginning of school
    • Video editing was being offered as a five week mini class after a successful summer one
    • Signed on after a d.o. friend suggested it.
    • Instructor called—said do not ask questions in class—save them for later
  • Time to confess my inadequacy!!
    • Sheer humiliation
    • I was revered as the tech guru, and I was having to call for help
    • Had the instructional tech person visit and try
    • He had success capturing live (webcam style) but it was grainy and not quality
    • Later realized he set the camera to read from the memory card and not the dv tape
  • His admission
    • He struggled too
    • Took him over and hour to finally capture ten minutes of the worst quality you’d ever seen
    • Blamed it on the quality of my cameras
    • Made me think I was right about them being a bad choice for our school and teachers
  • One positive from that meeting
    • He told me to sign up for the district class
    • Angered me – so I did it out of anger
    • I had already been to visit Tim who hooked my camera right up and downloaded perfect video…but I was still not having success
    • They had me convinced I was not meant to use the cameras in the way they were intended—digitally
  • Class One
    • It took just under an hour of his first class to FINALLY get to content I didn’t already know
    • How large video files are
    • Measures to take to have a good capture - How do you spell f-i-r-e-w-i-r-e?
    • How to use the Windows XP free version of Windows Movie Maker
      • Already had a general working knowledge
      • Previously used I-movie on a MAC
  • How did I already know??
    • Nature of the LMS
    • Jump right in and try—play—realize inadequacies—develop specific questions to ask
    • Can be good or bad sometimes!!
    • Also—Summer of 2001 GEAR-UP Program at USC Aiken
  • Back to class one…
    • Tim finally said the “F” word
      • Firewire
    • Of course I unloaded with a barrage of questions---and he cut me off, telling me he would talk to me independently at break
    • Reprimanded me for scaring the others in the class
    • Answered my questions, and I PROMPTLY….
  • … QUIT the class!
    • Why?
    • All I needed to know was how to capture my digital videos.
    • He wasn’t going to allow me to ask questions
    • I didn’t want to give up five weeks once a week of evenings
    • I knew I could do the rest with no help necessary from the class
    • It was obvious that everyone else was at TRUE beginner level
  • What did I do?
    • I realized my computer didn’t have a firewire port or firewire and that I needed them
    • Went shopping! Office Depot here I come!
    • Asked for a firewire card for my computer (had specs all written down) and a firewire.
    • Did not want to ask district either—afraid the tech dept would say no or worse would say they would do it, and then TAKE FOREVER to come set me up. Can you spell r-e-d t-a-p-e?
  • FEAR FACTOR!! Opening up the computer
    • NEVER had done it before
    • No experience in this area
    • FEAR—called my inexperienced husband
    • Together we walked through opening the computer. I was literally shaking.
  • Add this Here
  • Once inside..
    • Opened my firewire card package, only to realize I paid for a firewire I did not need because the card came with a firewire too.
      • (another trip to Office Depot!)
    • Could see the slot where the firewire card would fit
    • Took a deep breath— stuck it in, and closed it up.
    • I rebooted my workstation
    • Rewound my mini dv tape on the camera
    • Hooked up the firewire to the back of the ws, plugged it into my camera, and…
    Now it was time
    • Held my breathe …
    • It was so shocking!! Suddenly my computer wizard wanted to know if I wanted to capture the film
  • Excitement!, Joy!, …and humility
    • I was so PLEASED that I had finally successfully captured video
    • Shared with my family at supper
    • My 16 y.o. said “told ya…”
    • … and I had to confess he was right.
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  • After the fact
    • Tim, I now realize in reflection, had used a firewire at his school too.
    • I went just to see if the cameras were really of poor quality—figured he’d know
    • He did assure me they were fine when he was able to capture video
    • I just totally missed the firewire, and thought he’s used a USB cord like what had come with both cameras.
  • The cameras
    • In the package:
      • Camera
      • Strap
      • A/V cords
      • USB cord
      • Booklet in both Englsih and Spanish
      • Software for editing
  • What the booklet DID NOT SAY!
    • No mention whatsoever of needing a firewire!!!
    • To reflect over my whole summer and school kick off frustrations and realize all I needed was a firewire…anger, frustration , wasted time!!
    • In the back of my mind I did know, but had myself totally convinced that since the booklets said to use the provided USB cord, then it really wasn’t needed. WAS I EVER WRONG!
  • New beginnings
    • Play with new video
      • Start small
        • Red Ribbon week
        • K class exploration
        • Veteran’s Day Skit
    • Finesse your skills on the small projects
      • Adding titles
      • Using transitions
      • Adding voice or music
  • Learning WMM
    • Start small
    • Picture shows
    • Adding music
    • Finding music
    • Doing video
    • Bells and whistles
  • Graduate to bigger projects
    • School Musical
    • School Play
    • A different school play
    • A principal’s presentation
    • More examples…
  • Beginning to experience different kinds of problems
    • Longer projects were having skips
      • Computer could not capture because of size/speed?
      • Was it because I was a multitasking queen?
      • Began working at home on personal computer
      • Bought a laptop firewire and worked at home
      • Problems still persisted
  • Time to admit inadequacies again..
    • And ask for help!
      • ITV technician 
        • Better quality editing program
      • District guru 
        • close screensavers
        • get a dedicated workstation
        • No Multitasking
        • Better quality editor and to remember that WMM is free and not without imperfections
  • And still no resolution
    • Problems arise
    • Music teacher unhappy with edited product because he sold copies and parents are complaining
    • Wants me to dub all VHS’s to replace the dvds
    • Pride is pricked
  • Resolution—I think
    • I had the third Christmas musical to edit.
    • Broke down at church and asked the professional video editor what would cause my skips
    • He suggested I buy an external hard drive of at least 200 gb and a spin rate of 7200
  • The solution
    • Capture video to the larger faster hard drive
    • Edit and save all work there
    • No skips…so far
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  • Tim Cooper’s Material District Instructor of WMM for recertification credits
  • Video Production with Microsoft Movie Maker Tim Cooper Rawlinson Road Middle School Rock Hill School District Three Rock Hill, SC www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/teachers/rrms/tcooper/edtech/moviemaker
  • About Tim
    • 7 th grade Social Studies Teacher at Rawlinson Road Middle School
    • 7 th Year teaching
    • Graduate of University of South Carolina
    • Model Technology Teacher Leader for RHSD3
    • Teach IGPro/ClassXP and Movie Maker classes for Rock Hill School District
    • Videos weddings, etc. on the side
    Used with permission from Tim Cooper.
  • Tell me about Movie Maker
    • Movie Maker is a video-editing software program from Microsoft.
    • It comes free with Windows XP Home and Professional.
    • It is basically a video version of PowerPoint, and has many of the same features and workflow items.
    Used with permission from Tim Cooper.
  • What can I do with Movie Maker?
    • There are many classroom, as well as personal, applications for Movie Maker, including:
      • Photo montages for Parents’ Night, Open House
      • Videos of classroom activities
      • Student projects
    Used with permission from Tim Cooper.
  • How do you get started?
    • Movie Maker can run on most any computer that has Windows XP installed.
    • Recommended system requirements include:
      • Processor: Personal or multimedia computer with a 1.5 gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor
      • Memory: 256 megabytes (MB) or higher of RAM
      • Hard Disk: 2.0 GB of available hard-disk space or higher
      • You will also need a way to get your videos into your computer. This requires different capture hardware depending on the source of your video.
    Used with permission from Tim Cooper.
  • Upgrading to Movie Maker 2
    • Windows XP installs with Movie Maker version 1.
    • There were significant updates to the program, and Microsoft offers a free upgrade to version 2.
    • Before beginning work with the program, you should upgrade the software.
    • Microsoft now includes Movie Maker 2 as part of Service Pack 2, a huge download (over 100 MB).
    • Download Service Pack 2 through Windows Update, or order the CD from Microsoft .
    Used with permission from Tim Cooper.
  • Introduction to Movie Maker 2
    • For best results, I suggest you set your screen resolution to 1024 x 768. This will allow you to see all the options in Movie Maker and not have to scroll through different windows.
      • On the desktop, right click, then select Properties.
      • Choose the Settings tab, then move the Screen Resolution slider to More.
    Used with permission from Tim Cooper.
  • Introduction to Movie Maker 2 Capture Area Bring video, still pictures, or audio from the camera, disk, or other source Used with permission from Tim Cooper.
  • Introduction to Movie Maker 2 Edit Movie Area Transitions, video effects, titles, and credits Used with permission from Tim Cooper.
  • Introduction to Movie Maker 2 Finish Movie Export to Computer, CD, web, or back to the camera Used with permission from Tim Cooper.
  • Getting your video on your computer
    • There are two ways to get video from your camera into your computer: USB or Firewire.
    • All PC’s have USB ports, and many laptops have Firewire ports as well.
    • Firewire (IEEE 1394) is a faster transfer rate which can transfer higher-quality video.
    • USB is more than sufficient for school-based videos.
    • Make sure your camcorder can stream through USB if that will be your connection method (Sony cameras will USB stream).
    Used with permission from Tim Cooper.
  • Using United Streaming
    • Better known as StreamlineSC
    • How to identify editable video
    • Putting together my own instructional videos
    • Having kids put together their own instructional videos.
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  • Notice the editing symbol!
  • The End Contact Cathy [email_address] Handouts: http://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/schools/elem/ nses/media/pro/presentations.htm Path: Rock Hill School District  Schools  Northside  Media Center  Media Matters  Conference Materials