They are only five. How can they teach and video?
I took a video/camera (Canon IXY) out of the library yesterday. My instinct told me the children were ready to explore video making. I told them it was available and said I would help if they needed me to. I tried to explain about camera shake (I got them to shake their heads around and tell me how it felt); however, this seems best learned by seeing an example of their work!
I showed two children how to:
- Turn it on
- Turn it to video
- Record and stop recording.
INCREDIBLE CHILD GENERATED IDEA
I was looking through their video’s and came across what seemed like a disaster piece of camera shake, it wasn’t. It was two children trying to make a ‘how to’ video about the iPad. I was so excited by this. I got them to look at their video, praised the concept and gave them a few tips to remake the video.
TIPS FOR VIDEO MAKING
- Like voicethread, think before you record. Have an idea of what you want to do.
- Think about where you video, should it be messy, tidy or do you want to show something special?
- Maybe sit or stand somewhere so the camera doesn’t wobble.
I sat by them as they recorded their video, but did not do anything, apart from beam with pride!
They picked the title slide and end slide. I edited the video.
I have included their first video, it is shaky (about 10 seconds) but a good record, so don’t worry it gets clearer.