PhotoStory 3 and Movie Maker Teacher notes: o Review agendas o Review content of handouts o Review Training folder on V drive or have sample sound, picture and video files in separate folders o Have microphones or headsets to use for recording o Get narration to work in Movie Maker? Agenda: Day 1 Introductions and welcome to Nick! Many of our students are visual learners. How can we best use the new medias of today to teach? How can students use the tools to learn? How can it motivate students to write? Visual Learning can also be called Digital Storytelling (Tom at EP, checkout their website sometime) Photos and video: –are accurate representations –show people, places, events, things –show detail, color, texture –create engagement, motivation and attitude –can include narration and sounds –can be cropped, edited or enhanced Read the following: Why use Visual Learning? (handout) In small groups come up with a list of the five best reasons to use media with your students (why use visual learning? Kids’ form of learning and multitasking) View an example More Examples View more student examples (Training folder) Discussion on observations; positive and issues to watch for in your class How are PS3 and Movie Maker different? (Handout) Paperwork & Break Review goals and homework requirements Photo Story finally, can download at home; great help menu, go to exact area Keep in one folder (can do on server) Create simplest ‘story’ with example pictures- Create a simple thing first to show ease, then will go back and manipulate…group pictures in folders for easy import; Opening software Importing and arranging pictures Preview Saving, saving, saving! (project & movie) wants to save to hard drive (my video) browse! … Transitions, movement, timing all automatic. Compare to PP in complexity! Using your own pictures now (!) Features (have all on handouts): Opening software Importing and arranging pictures (drag and drop) move, rotate/flip, crop, red-eye change sizes and/or make uniform Remove black borders not always successful, will do a crop to the picture. NEED to save each picture Copy/paste pictures from sites- need to be bmp or jpegs. Adding Titles on a picture only! Will use paint program later today… Adding Effect (need? Maybe for moods, period pieces) Sound: two layers Narration: notes and recording Music—watch volume level for background/not cover up voice if use narration. one layer, can manipulate length only by adding other music. Assumes want all… Creating within program Importing files (music selection is mp3, wav and wma formats only, no real audio, ituns, etc!) Right click, save target as… Ripping from a CD Customizing Motions: Motions & Durations and Transitions– use tabs! Timing here too. NEED to save each picture! Learn more buttons ??? Picture frame acquires icons as add things. Saving as movie file: how will the project be used/viewed? Save vs preview! Quality settings check Lunch when noon arrives Individual work and questions Copyright (fair use too) Resources for your projects: pictures & sounds on line Structuring projects for students: Define, Decide, Demonstrate (includes evaluation) Ideas in next steps Paint program for background 'slides' Or better, use PP to create and SAVE AS to .jps. Will do each slide individually. Run through rendering together! Day 2 Differences revisited Make sure all items, sounds, etc are kept on hard drive or stick, portable hard drive, etc. Can lose Kodek (?) pieces of video. Also, program needs to know and locate each item. It is not embedding video/sound into project. Show hard drive limitations All programs except this one closed! Finding video- Downloading United Streaming editable video clips look for ‘edit’ icons Importing Video & Pictures- Using United Streaming to all have some common video to work with image/clip art libraries also (under Learning tools) Comes in as a collection collection button-bk to tasks button & drop down menu (organizational piece- bring in one video, drag and drop right away, bring in next) Automatically splits where it detects a scene change Collections are not a project! File, Properties for film credit creation Automovie (handout) Starting a project using Storyboard View (story brd/ timeline view button just above storybrd section of screen) Drag and Drop Trim video (Preview window) Also, use back and forth buttons there to position and go to Clip, trim for being, end. To split clips, position and then click on split button on bottom right of preview window. Saving projects! Work on Hard Drive, save project, snd files, etc where Movie Maker expects to see them! Save movie when done. Preview until then. Timeline View-more details available- (Five tracks) Hover on any clip, video, audio, etc, shows duration. Icons show effects Features: Transitions Titles & Credits: Animation and Style select clip first, or no clip, just does a separate title, black or… Type of Animation controls how many lines of text ((( drag to title overlay track to have on film)) Effects- also fade in or out, grayscale. Can overlap clips Sound – two tracks Music files again, only wavs, mp3 and wmas Narration Mixing/fading/volume controls- snd effects are three- Set audio level button on bottom controls (balance of movie vs music 3 effects: right click to mute, fade in or out. Durations of items: Tools, Options, Advanced (all set the same at the beginning…see tip below.) Also, settings here should be NTSC (Europe is pals) and 4:3 (unless movie screen format) Clips Menu: nudge & clear trim points Saving formats - sizes, compressions Must be same settings as capture, or will distort. save to laptops Highmat for CD, AVI for DVD burning, wmv or AVI for rest Bit rate should be best quality or match other settings: ISDN = broadband, dial up = ? Can see frames/sec Smaller size = smaller screen Capturing video from cameras (analog vs digital) settings, NTSC and 4:3 Individual Work Time Student projects: Article on Media Literacy Sharing of projects; run through rendering together. Next Steps Evaluations Tip: There is a way to shorten the transition length and picture/video viewing length en mass, but only before you put pictures and transitions on the timeline. Can bring in a Photo Story file Can use Movie Maker like it is Photo Story 3; use pictures only. Which is easier?
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