Action! in the Classroom: A Guide to Student Produced Digital Video in K-12 Education / Edition 1

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Today's students are attracted to video and readily engage in any project that incorporates the medium. Digital video is easier to manipulate and much less expensive than analog video. Students can create video content and the software can be taught in less than one hour. There is great potential to employ student-produced video as an educational tool and this book explains and instructs teachers how to exploit this potential. This comprehensive work, divided into four sections, covers all aspects of video production including: foundation concepts; the video production process; equipment review; and an appendix. The companion Web site offers downloadable forms used in the book and support presentation material. Features: · Up-to-date information on software and hardware for both Macintosh and Windows · Details on teaching communications skills and aesthetic education and methods for evaluation · Authentic methods and procedures used in the entertainment and video industry · Explains how the teacher can re-create a realistic video environment K-12 teachers, computer coordinators, directors of technology, librarians, and teachers-in-training, will use the information and guidance offered to teach communication aesthetics and higher-order thinking skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810846623
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel R. Greenwood is director of Technology at St. Catherine's School in Richmond, Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I Video in Education Chapter 4 1 Video Projects for the Classroom Chapter 5 2 Communication Skills in Video Production Chapter 6 3 Aesthetic Instruction Part 7 Part II Video Production Process Chapter 8 4 Preproduction Chapter 9 5 Production Chapter 10 6 Postproduction Chapter 11 7 Advanced Video Editing and DVD Authoring Tools Chapter 12 8 Distribution Formats Part 13 Part III Video Production Equipment Chapter 14 9 Camcorders Chapter 15 10 Video Production Equipment Part 16 Part IV Media Literacy Chapter 17 11 Media Literacy and Teaching Evaluation of media Content Part 18 Appendix Chapter 19 Video Scavenger Hunt Tasks Chapter 20 Camera and Battery Care Instructions Chapter 21 Sample Release Form Part 22 Bibliography Part 23 Index Part 24 About the Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2003

    The only book you need to make movies

    Since this book was written as a teacher's guide and is designed to enable students to make movies, it lays out the whole process in an easy to understand format. Anyone could use this resource alone and be led through the steps required to make a complete video, from the screen play, to casting, filming, computer editing, and adding sound and special effects. Easy to understand illustrations show you how to connect the video camera to the computer, and what software to buy. I literally went from not knowing how to operate a video camera to finishing a movie starring my children and grandchildren in one rainy weekend!! We never had so much fun, and we will cherish this 'movie' for generations. This book is a gem.

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