Monday, January 7, 2013

Become a Movie Producer!

For the past week, my students have begun to make book trailers using iMovie.  This is really an amazing app and I am so impressed with how the book trailers are developing.  I will be sharing more about the book trailers in a future blog post.

My son Robert was watching me learn how to use iMovie and he also got very interested and decided to make his own movies.  Take a look at how the movies he made turned out.

This movie is dedicated to our puppy, Wrigley:

Puppy Party from Deb Norton on Vimeo.


And this movie is dedicated to Robert's brother, Ryan, who played in a basketball tournament this past weekend in Fond du Lac:-






Have you ever tried iMovie?  It can be a little tricky, so my method of learning how everything worked was to watch You Tube videos.  Here was one video that was particularly helpful:




Here is another video that gave me even more indepth information.



In iMovie, you have a choice of making a regular project, which is what the video above is showing, or you can choose to make a book trailer.  

What I love most about iMovie is that the app makes it possible for anyone to create a movie that looks professional.  When the movie is finished, it looks like a lot of time and effort went into the production.  I can't wait to share our book trailers and I am already thinking about the next project that my students can do using iMovie.

I highly recommend giving iMovie a try!

5 comments:

Leanora Donofrio said...

I think these are great ideas. I want to try IMovie. I can think of fun ways to use it in my classroom and with my dogs.

Lea

Leanora Donofrio said...

I love your explanation of IMovie. I can think of great ways to use it in my classroom.

Lea

Leanora Donofrio said...

I think IMovie is a great idea. I can't wait to try it in my classroom.

Jskoo742 said...

I agree with Lea. Once I feel more confident in my "movie making abilities" I will absolutely use this resource in my own classroom! It would be great for my weather unit!!

Jskoo742 said...

I agree with Lea. Once I feel more confident in my "movie making abilities" I will absolutely use this resource in my own classroom! It would be great for my weather unit!!