Challenge 10: iMovie
Create an iMovie with a series of images that tells a story. You might create a short digital story about something you did this summer or a how-to video. Your video will contain images and/or video clips and voice narration. You might also choose to add music or text titles if you wish!
1. First, collect images or short video recordings using your iPad camera. You may already have a clear topic in mind or you may need to explore several topics before settling on one.
2. Visit your Photos to review your images and/or clips to be sure you have what you need.
Here is a short tutorial from Youtube on how to use iMovie. You might find it helpful to watch before starting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVjXyT8tXH4
3. Open iMovie. Be sure you are in the Projects tab in the top bar. Create a new project by tapping + (plus sign) in the upper right hand corner.
4. Select the Movie option on the left.
5. Select a Theme (style of movie) by scrolling through the options. You can always change this later. Tap Create Movie in the upper right corner.
6. In the upper right hand corner you have the option to add Video, Photos or Audio. This is where you can access all of your media.
7. Select Video or Photos. As you tap each video clip or photo it will add it to your movie. Edit as you wish:
8. Add Music (in the Audio tab, upper right) or Record your voice (little microphone, bottom right). Note that voice recordings will begin wherever the white line is positioned, but you can move audio later if needed.
9. Watch your completed project to see if you are happy with it!
10. If you wish, consider adding titles (Title will appear in the lower right corner when a clip/photo is selected in the yellow box) or sound effects (in the Audio tab).
11. Export your movie to the camera roll then upload it to your Kidblog, along with a brief reflection. Here’s how:
iMovie has been used by students in grades K and up at Burley -- anyone can do it! For creating full-featured media on the iPad, it’s really the most powerful media editor we have. If you want images or video to be edited, narrated, and accompanied by text/music, iMovie is a great tool.
iMovie can be used for student documentaries, book trailers, how-to videos, reflections, narratives, public service announcements.. and so much more. It's a great way to create authentic work and share it with a broad audience to inform, persuade, advocate, and inspire!
iMovie has many different features. You can add title slides, transitions, and music to your project. You can remove background sound in a video clip and add your own narration, or just music -- this is great for videos reflecting on or narrating classroom experiences. Take some time to play around with the bells and whistles to see what features enhance your story. Try the trailer feature, too! It provides engaging templates for creating short, catchy trailers. And it’s just fun.
To earn your badge
Use iMovie to make a short one to two minute video and post it to your blog, along with a brief reflection.