Due Date: (i.e posted to YouTube and on your blog and ready to present)
per.2 and 3: Studio Day Oct. 4; due Oct 8
per. 5 and 8: Studio Day Oct. 7; due Oct. 9
I thought I’d compile a brief list of video-making styles that are perfectly feasible with ordinary equipment like
a. a video camera, iPad camera, smart-phone camera, Go-Pro, or web-cam on your computer
b. basic editing software (iMovie, editing within YouTube, Moviemaker, WeVideo, other…)
KEEP IN MIND: your video style should be “do-able” for you personally AND reflect your own unique talents (e.g. artists might wish to draw, paint or sculpt; musicians and singers/rappers might wish to perform, etc.)
A GREAT place to start perusing styles is my “CREATE” folder on Diigo.
SOME EFFECTS/ ELEMENTS:
1. Use of cards, signs, post-its
2. Use of sped-up film (great for drawing!)
3. Use of voiceover (this is SOOOO much better than recording yourself talking with feedback from the environment. I recommend a SNOWBALL MICROPHONE- I have one you can borrow or you can check one out from the Ideas Lab) ***recording in the bathroom or car helps, too.
4. Use of friends or little kids- everyone likes to see both and it provides a different perspective.
5. Use of your own photography (there are a lot of photographers among you- schedule a shoot!)
7. Use of black and white- not often done, but quite effective.
8. Use of kinetic typography – let the text tell your story symbolically.
***one student used PREZI and made a screencast for a poor man’s kinetic typography
9. Stop-motion animation….great for making objects come to life (iMovie recommended for this)
10. “Common Craft” style (e.g.
11. “RSA Animate” style (e.g.
OR the original
12. · Camera insert with live screenshots of desktop (e.g.
13. · “Choose Your Own Adventure” on YouTube using the Spotlight tool to have other vids hyperlinked within the video
14. Ken Burns Effect (pan and zoom) on own artwork
15. Paint on glass like Picasso
16. A Google Search Story-type
OR see Danny’s: http://danbraun.posterous.com/pages/projects
17. Use of a Go Pro camera
19. New app called Magisto makes artsy videos out of stills and video
20. Here’s Madeline’s using Stop Motion
21. Don’t be afraid to show your unique artistic talents like Cori did:
22. Probably one of the most unique- CATS! (what’s the Internet without cats?)
23. Try having a surprise at the end
24. You can even sing or rap, like David
25. Signs are always good…
26. Try using your friends (interview them!)