Digital Storytelling Feb 2010


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Digital Storytelling Feb 2010

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