Stop Motion Animation 5 – Editing Day

PART 1. Editing

Today, we will finish up taking pictures and import them into iMovie (or Movie Maker).

  1. Connect your camera to a laptop and copy them to the desktop (or any other place that you can easily access).
  2. Open iMovie.
  3. Create a new project.
    1) Turn off default zoom (Ken Burn effect):
    Go to File<Project Properties. In the “Initial Photo Placement” drop-down menu at the bottom of the window, change the option from “Ken Burns” to “Fit in Frame.” If you skip this step you’ll have a zoom effect on every picture you import into your video.
    2) Set your photo duration as 1 seconds and increase it as needed.
  5. Drag your pictures to the project you just created.
  6. Now, you are ready to edit your animation!!!

Remember that you would need to use royalty free music for your project: Royalty Free Music, Free Play Music, Creative Commons Licensed Music. For your narration, you may use rm 613.

Once you’ve finished your videos,

1) “Share” them to your Youtube account. Once your video is uploaded, share the youtube link with your group.

2) Then, each group member should create an “Stop Motion Animation” page in their portfolio. On the Stop Animation page, embed your animation–I’ll show you how you can do this. And write a short description of your video). In your description, please respond to the following:

a. Tell a little about your video – your target subject and topic, target audience, the process you went through to develop the story line, how you think it might help students to understand the concept.

b. Then, talk about educational video in general. Find a resource online that talks about the merits of student-generated educational videos. Talk about how you agree and/or disagree with the resource you located.  What advice would you give to students and teachers when creating videos?

1. We will have another work day. Complete your video and follow the directions above for posting your final product.

1. The video is due at the beginning of class.

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