Week 6: Intro to Video and 5×5 Digital Story

Lecture for Monday (2/9/2015)

First, watch the three videos shared through Vimeo’s Video School: Video 101. Each video is about 4 minutes long; be sure to click on “continue reading” underneath each video so you can read the information they share. This is a great place to learn the basics of shooting and editing video.

Lab & Assignment for Week 6

Below are instructions and links to tutorials for completing this assignment. The project described should be submitted at the end of lab this week. 3 hours should be more than enough time to complete the tutorial/project I have shared.

Follow the instructions the imovie11_tutorial.pdf (also available at http://its.pages.tcnj.edu/files/2012/09/imovie11_tutorial.pdf) to edit a 5×5 digital story using photos and voiceover. We briefly discussed 5×5 videos last week, so a reminder is here at Vimeo 5×5 Challenge.

Your 5×5 digital story should somehow relate to your topic, message, or slogan; that leaves a lot of room for you to figure out what your 5×5 will say/show/tell. Be as creative as you want to be, but remember the objective is to create a 25 second movie using photos, voiceover, and, music if the lab computers have music files on them. ***You should skip Step 11 of the tutorial and omit music if music is not available using the methods described in the tutorial***

It is ok to use images that you download from Google Images or a photo-sharing site like Flickr because you will not be uploading your videos to Vimeo or YouTube. Follow the instructions in Step 13 (on the very last page) to export your video in Quicktime m4v format. This m4v file — which should have your name in the title — is what you will submit via PolyLearn.

The most important aspect of this project today is that you get familiar with using iMovie to edit together a digital story. Don’t worry about whether or not it is perfect, or cringe at hearing your voice on the computer (this is a natural response); worry more about using the computer as a tool for storytelling — because a story is what your campaign and message ultimately are. Have fun, explore, create, and turn in your exported Quicktime movie at the end of the day.

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