Using Video In Your Classroom


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Using Video In Your Classroom with Mr. Stephen Federico

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Using Video In Your Classroom

  1. 1. Objective: <br />To foster an environment where student/teacher video presentations are most realistically possible, by following the most professional methods, giving attainable timelines/ deadlines and holding students to a high, yet still “student” standard.<br />Using Video in your Classroom<br />
  2. 2. Preproduction<br />Production<br />Post-production<br />distribution<br />Standard steps of Film/Video Production<br />
  3. 3. creating idea<br /> script writing/editing<br /> scouting locations<br /> hiring crew/talent<br /> storyboarding<br />creating shooting script/shooting schedule<br /> setting up interviews<br /> equipment list<br />Props, Costumes<br />all before touching a camera<br />Preproduction<br />
  4. 4. Shooting<br />Lighting<br />special effects<br />sound, (keep in mind uncontrollable elements – weather, aircraft, leaf-blowers, telephones, etc.)<br />Production<br />
  5. 5. It’s ALIVE! <br />Editing picture and sound<br />special effects<br />foley<br />Soundtrack<br />Titles<br />Post Production<br />
  6. 6. This is the age of revolution!<br />Youtube<br />Facebook<br />Myspace<br /> blogs<br />DVD burning<br /> Streaming<br /> Jing… <br />Distribution<br />
  7. 7. It’s not just a camera! <br />Tapesstudents need to get their own <br />reusing not good! Need to be reminded Tripodswhenever possible <br />Lighting– makes a big difference, whenever possible<br />Costumes, Locations, props<br />Tools Needed<br />
  8. 8. Concept of a basic non-linear editing application<br />Editing basics and beyond<br />
  9. 9. Most School computers can’t handle more than extremely short, simple video pieces<br />Storage – student directories are not big enough to store more than very short video clips<br />Students need to use other storage devices, most computers on campus will not allow this<br />Many cameras will not accept external mics. <br />Others will not accept analogue video in<br />All of our limitations!<br />
  10. 10. Video requires Firewire for effective input (USB poor quality)<br />most computers do not have firewire cards<br />All of our limitations (cont.)<br />
  11. 11. Use the Kiss approach<br />Edit in camera – present from camera (Nancy and Andre)<br />“found” footage projects – All editing, no camera required – (Julia’s C-Span)<br />Lo-Tech or No-tech – Making still pics into a video – Some guy named Burns did quite a job with this<br />Does anyone remember “slide shows” the realones? <br />“boop, please go to next slide”<br />Clever ways to get around our limitationsDamn The Torpedoes!<br />
  12. 12. use what you have, be able to go with what is happening<br />Something we need to get away from<br />Gorilla Film-Making <br />
  13. 13. Margaret: 3 camera kits (mini DV), tripod, wireless mic (cheap)<br />Stephen: 3 camera kits, funky old 8mm camera, some external hard drives, wireless mic<br />James:<br />Calvin:<br />Present Equipment on site<br />
  14. 14. Video Edit lab opened late <br />Rentable lighting kits – after students take training seminar<br />Video Cage – Student run, all equipment is monitored at all times<br />Staying on the “learning curve” of innovative changes<br />Thoughts on the future<br />
  15. 15. I envision a world where every teacher has at least two cameras and two editing stations per class<br />Thoughts on the Future:<br />
  16. 16. Different types of cameras<br /> 1chip vs. 3chip<br />Digital and analogue<br />External mics.<br />Moving shots<br />Some New innovations<br />Some Technical Bla-Bla<br />
  17. 17. Q and A<br />