This week we continued filming our movies. We dressed up in our costumes and gathered our props for the movie and filmed more scenes in our scripts.
We discovered that it is not easy to remember our lines from the scripts and sometimes it was even harder to say the lines without laughing! It was lots of fun moving around the school to find the perfect spot to film the scene and deciding what angle and distance to film from to create the most engaging movie.
We then edited our filming from this week to seamlessly add to last weeks filming and make the video interesting. We used text, narration, splitting, music, special effects and transitions to do this and create an exciting movie. We will be continuing to film and edit our movies next week.
This week we completed our movie scripts ready for filming! We are all very excited to be up to the filming stage as we made a list of the props and costumes we need to make our movies. We have all come up with our own ideas for our movies and they are all so different.
To be ready to edit our movies and make them as effective and interesting as possible, we learnt how to use another function in iMovie. Narration allows us to add voice-over to our movies. Now, we can edit videos and make them very engaging by
splitting and deleting parts of the video
add transitions between slides
include special effects such as slow-motion and black and white
This week we started our movies that we will be working on throughout the term. We choose our groups and came up with very creative and exciting ideas for the movies. We choose our characters and spent some time creating character profiles for each character. The character profiles tell us about the characters and their roles in the movie.
Using iMovie, we then explored different transitions that are available that we can use to make our movie more effective and interesting moving from scene to scene. Click on the following link to view some of our work using transitions.
This week we will be covering a variety of camera skills.
Camera Position – Always have the camera at the top of the iPad.
Front and Rear Cameras – Change between the front and rear facing cameras
Zooming – Remember “zooming in” reduces the quality of your photo and may cause pixelation. It is better to move the camera closer to the subject of the photo
Focussing – Tap on the subject of your photo to bring it into focus. A blue square will appear at the focal point.
Photos of People – If you are taking photos of a group of people make sure a yellow square appears around all their heads before you take the photo. If there are not enough yellow squares you may need to move the iPad.
Backlighting – If the subject of your photo is backlit tap on it to lighten the foreground.
Changing to Video – Slide between video, rectangular and square photo.
Try and keep the focal point of your photos at the intersection of the grid
Try and ensure the horizon of your photo runs along one of the horizontal lines on your grid.