Wednesday, July 2, 2014

From Jay Cut to We Video

I'm sure there are many of you out there that are upset that Jay Cut was taken off the internet just as I was. This year, at ISTE in Atlanta, I was introduced to Bjørn Rustberggaard, the co-founder of We Video. This is a free web based movie making program that is easy to use. There is a order to use the green screen effect, you must have a paid subscription. It may seem that $250 for 50 licenses is a lot, but it is worth every penny. I am an avid Mac user and use iMovie a lot in my classroom. I have been having trouble, lately, because my classroom computers are getting older so iMovie freezes sometimes. I am switching to We Video! Now you don't have to assign your students to specific machines to do movie making. Your students can work on their movies anywhere, anytime.  So rest in peace Jay Cut and welcome to the world We Video.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Greenscreen in Miniature

DEN Star, Conni Mulligan has downsized the idea of green screening in to a miniature version.  This teacher has taken her passion with puppets and brought it into the classroom. She has her students create hand, finger and stick puppets, then use them to tell a story on camera. What does she use as a green screen you ask? She uses pizza boxes, tri-fold boards, cardboard boxes, whatever she can. She then covers them in green contact paper, green felt or even green construction paper. Her students learn the idea of movie making without getting in front of the camera.
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