Camp Session July 15 - 18, 1 - 4pm
What makes a YouTube video popular? Campers learn the secrets behind creating a channel and producing quality content through good editing while maintaining appropriate privacy, content and safety.
Students should have some film to edit.
Students should have access to a device capable of accessing YouTube outside of class.
Youtube, Edit and Produce!
For students who attended the morning camp, they will continue to work on the curriculum outlined for the next day of the morning camp after introductions for the afternoon camp. Students who attend both camps will be able to learn more in depth editing skills and have longer to work on their projects.
Instructors will go over the various content that is uploaded to YouTube and the different types of videos that students can create to put on their channels. Students will set up their YouTube accounts and discuss privacy and safety when using YouTube. Instructors will help students write descriptions that describe the purpose of their channel. Instructors will go over the basics of iMovie and the editing tools available. For students that do not have any footage ready to edit, they will work on storyboards and brainstorm ideas for their videos with the Out of Desk activity. Students with footage to edit will start working in iMovie.
Each group will brainstorm and storyboard ideas with whiteboards. Part of this brainstorming will involve making a list of the materials and equipment needed for the project. Instructors will emphasize the importance of planning ahead and preparation before filming in order to achieve the best results.
A discussion about YouTube and the various content that is uploaded (instructional/educational videos, product videos, business videos, awareness videos, vlogs, trend videos, etc.).
The afternoon was great, and the kids have all worked through their worksheets planning out their videos. We talked about setting up a Youtube channel and made some graphics on the iPads for it. For the second half of class, we discussed how to use iMovie on the iPads. The kids practiced recording footage and editing it for the last part of class. Tomorrow, the greenscreen will be up all day, and everyone will be in full production mode!
Instructors will review what makes a good video at the beginning of class. Instructors will go over the various features of iMovie: how to import media, how to edit video and audio, how to insert text, how to insert special effects, etc. By the end class, students should have their introduction scene and some opening scenes finalized.
Students who do not have footage will film what they need for their videos.
Filiming! Students will gather footage for their videos.
Students will work with iMovie.
Students who are not in the morning class finished their planning and storyboarding from yesterday. We went over some more editing features in iMovie on the iPads. The greenscreen was set up and everyone filmed some videos and practiced their editing skills. Everyone finished their first video and started on their next video. I know they are excited to share them at the end of the week!
Students will continue to work on and edit their videos. Instructors will go over more features of iMovie and how to do special effects (visual and audio).
Any extra filming if needed.
Students will work with iMovie to edit their films.
They have been cranking out videos! We took some time today to go over how to do screen recording on the iPads. They choose their favorite iPad game, and everyone recorded some footage of them playing and narrating their game play. Next we imported it into iMovie and worked on our editing, I have been encouraging the kids to add an intro and outro to all their videos. Those who have or created their own YouTube channels were able to upload their profile picture, and channel banner.
Students will finalize editing their videos in iMovie. Students will learn how to export their video and upload it to YouTube. Instructors will go over how to make the video look presentable on YouTube.
Any extra filming if needed.
Students will use iMovie to finalize editing their movies.
Everyone continued to work on editing the last bits of their clips to get it finalized for publishing. We talked about the uploading process and the different things that you need to include with your video clip like Title, Description, and Tags in order for it to be accepted by YouTube. There are some other things that you can do like adding Cards and creating a Playlist as extras when uploading that we discussed too. By the end of class everyone had uploaded their videos to either the Tech Em Studios channel or their own. I've put them all into a playlist that I'll send around in post-class email!
Students will continue to work on their video from the week or shoot more footage to edit. Project Friday allows students to spend more time on editing and fine tuning their projects.
Our project for today was making an adventure movie! We started off with our storyboarding, and brainstorming before jumping into filming. The kids came up with some really unique and awesome ways to use the greenscreen. And we had adventures taking place all over the world! Not all of them were able to get things completely finished, but I think they got to a place they were happy with. You should see some of them in the Summer playlist on our channel!