iMovie filming

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.

Here is another sneak peek…

Mrs Matthews

iMovie scripts part 2

 

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
  • add sound or music
  • put text over video
  • include narration

 

Movie scripts part 1

This week, we began the scripts for our movies! Each group started writing the speaking lines for each scene, including where the scene is taking place. We have completed the scripts for three scenes and will continue these in the upcoming weeks.

On iMovie, we explored the splitting function that allows us to split a video and move/delete certain parts. This is a great function that we can now use when editing our movies which will create more effect and make the movie more interesting. We took a 1 minute video, uploaded it to iMovie and then used the splitting function to cut out parts to make the movie exciting.

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Character Profiles

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.

 

 

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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.

iMovie transitions

Next week, we will be starting to write the scripts for our movies!

 

 

 

Introducing Animation

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 9.28.25 pm  iMotion Pro

Use iMotion Pro to create an animation of a tower.

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Animation and Drawing by Do Ink ($7.99)

 http://www.doink.com/tutorials-1/ 

Watch the first tutorial and create your own animation of a buzzing fly.

 

Watch the second tutorial and create your own animation of a buzzing fly.

 

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 10.06.56 pm  Green Screen by Do Ink ($4.49)

Use Green Screen by Do Ink to combine your tower and basketball animations.

Rediscovered Animals

Imagining a Rediscovered Animal

Imagine a rediscovered animal of your own.

Why was it thought to be extinct?

What caused your animal’s population to almost disappear?

How was it rediscovered?

 Creating a Rediscovered Animal

Creature

Create a 3D model of your own  creature.

Materials

  • pipecleaners
  • joggle eyes
  • supertac

Creating a Habitat

Habitat

Use coloured paper to create your habitat.

You might need to use tabs to make your objects stand up.

Materials

  • cover paper
  • glue stick

Animal Facts

Complete a graphic organiser that includes the following information:

  • What is your animals name?
  • Where does it live?
  • What type of habitat does it live in?
  • What does it eat?
  • What are its prey?
  • What are its predators?
  • What does it look like?
  • Is it endangered?
  • What are the threats?
  • What are two interesting facts about your animal?

Animal Images 

Take a variety of photograph of your creature in its habitat.

Presentation

Create a shadow puppet presentation telling the story of your creatures near extinction and rediscovery.

Share your Work

Upload your presentation to your class blog.

  

Let’s Start Filming

The art of Stop-Motion animation is a wonderful way to animate items that would otherwise stay still. Students have chosen a variety of items to animate for their short films ranging from Playdoh to Lego to toys. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this film making technique: limited only by your imagination.

Today we are beginning to film our Stop-Motion animations. When you are setting up to film, be sure to consider the following:

Lighting: Try to position yourself under a light rather than using natural light.

Backgrounds: Think about your background. Make sure it isn’t too busy and that it is easy to see your characters against the background.

Flooring/ Base Plates: If using Lego it is best to have a base plate to help the characters stand up and to help with positioning. If you are using other materials it is a good idea to have a more solid base than the carpet. You can use paper, cardboard or a table.

Camera set up: Get your camera up as close to your scene as you can. Check how it looks through your camera before you film. Be careful when pressing the button to take the photo so that you don’t move the camera for the next shot. Lastly, if you have a stand, make sure you use it.

Movements: The smaller the movements your characters make each time you take a photo, the more smoothly they will move. Small movements = Smooth movements.