So you’ve been asked to teach a new course this year?! Yikes!!
You say to yourself “I have no idea how to create digital video projects! Surely the students will know more than I do about the cameras and the computer software!”
These were my thoughts ten years ago when I was asked to round out my middle school schedule by teaching a course called Digital Video Productions for seventh and eighth graders. At first I went into panic mode but then decided to take it step by step and work my way through it.
This packet contains 27 digital video projects (and rubrics!) along with a guided tour (for Pinnacle Studio 14) and worksheets and answer keys that can be used with the VideoMaker DVD series (available for purchase at www.videomaker.com)
While we use Pinnacle Studio editing software at our school, these projects could easily be used with other editing software. You will also notice that the instructions include “uploading to the Moodle” for the finished product. If you have access to Moodle, this is a great way that the kids can show their videos at home or even upload them to YouTube. Plus, it will save on your DVD purchasing budget!
Partners or no partners? This is the question! These projects could easily be individual or group projects!
The course I teach is designed for a nine week time frame and this packet contains more than I could ever get to with the students. But, throughout the years, several of the projects evolved and became other projects. All of the ones that I have used in the past ten years are included.
Even if you aren’t directly involved in teaching this type of class, you might find the multitude of projects useful for your course content.
Good luck on your digital video journey!