Students revel in video

Last week I had the tall task of introducing students to online video in barely three hours. Thankfully they were thoroughly engaged in the subject – particularly enjoying the examples I showed (most of them in my previous post on four types of video journalism.

In order to get them using the editing software (rather than Avid I picked something free that anyone can download – Windows Movie Maker) I sent them out to record video diaries for their blogs, with the emphasis on movement, personality, and mise en scene.

The draft results indicated they’d got the idea. I’m waiting to see the finished versions but below is Felicity’s reflections on being Communities Correspondent (Polish & Jewish), which is nice and breezy for 20 mins’ work and shows good use of movement (if not great audio at the start):

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