You’ve been playing with iMovie, creating a short video using stills and video clips recorded with the built-in iSight camera on your Mac.
The next step is to actually plan a video — that is, to come up with an idea for a simple story, develop a storyboard that outlines the story and the shots you’ll need to make it work, and then shoot your video and edit it into a 2-3 minute piece. This will be your video project. (And if you’re really on the ball, you’ll think ahead and create a video that can also work as part of your final multimedia project…thus killing two birds with one stone!)
Your storyboard for your video project is due Tuesday, April 1.
What’s a storyboard, you ask? Here are a couple links to information on storyboards and storyboarding:
UPDATE: To create a video, you need to shoot video…and not just in front of an iSight camera in the computer lab. Some of you are planning to use the video mode in your digital cameras. Some of you are planning to borrow a camcorder from the DBH equipment room after spring break (we’ll hope they survive the Mexico trip).
However, if you’re interested in acquiring a camcorder of your own, here’s one possibility: I just watched NTY Tech Writer David Pogue’s video review of the Flip Ultra video recorder, a low-cost, easy-to-use, “point-an-shoot” version of a camcorder. It’s under $200, and it looks pretty neat. I think I may get one.
Direct link: http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=5599bfb498ac8619a79065bc71eb9549b8620db3