All this work to find theme, but how do you actually make a film? We use i-Movie.Last week Radford University student Bianca taught a lesson on how to navigate the software that comes preloaded on all Apple computers. We all watched an introductory video made by John Hildreth, Associate Director, RU's Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. Next, FCHS students paired with RU students and everyone got hands-on experience using the program.
The focus of the lesson was to get familiar with the editing techniques that iMovie will let you do to give your short film a theater feel.
FCHS students Jason and Cody are deep in thought as they get iMovie tips.
Students learned how to set up a project in iMovie, insert film clips, and transitions, titles, maps, music and photos.
Bianca wrapped up the lesson by asking everyone to name one thing they learned from the day.
Students now have a better idea of how to edit a film and can start thinking about the raw material that they will need to gather to feed the editing machine.
"I like the idea of the documentary as a portrait. There's not a chronological beginning, middle, and end structure. You build something in the editing room that's shaped by getting to know the person and digging deeper, un-peeling the layers of them as you get to know them." Spike Jonze