|Filming the X for "Don't do this!"|
Their teacher, Ms Dakkouri, allowed me some time to teach the whole class some of the basics of filming. We explored:
- Keeping the iPad steady
- Not filming into the light (or a silhouette effect would occur)
- Using different camera angles (such as worm's eye view and bird's eye view) to keep the video interesting.
|Filming and acting in the playground.|
Filming became our next priority. With the help of a Justand, the students were able to keep the iPad steady as they recorded. They loved shouting, "Action!" to indicate the start of filming. Several takes were needed in some instances to get just the right shot.
|Adding the tick using picture-in-picture|
Finally we finished! They were thrilled to show their teacher, who promised to share the movie in assembly with the whole of the early years students.
What I liked most about this project was that it evolved out of a student inquiry, and that the concepts of film-making were taught as needed, for just-in-time learning. Students were receptive to teaching points because it was real world learning, and that's what has the most impact on understanding. I hope you enjoy watching our finished iMovie below!