Witches, Aliens, and School Board Members
On Oct. 26 & 27, students from the Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex attended the NJ School Boards Convention and interviewed attendees. As part of the process, they turned the interviews into comics and presented them to the board members as mementos. Upon returning to school, the students wrote a script and created a storyboard. Today, they recorded the narration and began adding stills and video to create our first official rough cut.
Three groups worked on their own version, all using the same basic script. One group was able to complete their first cut today. The other two will complete it when I visit next week.
This rough cut was completed in a little over 3 hours. Prior to this, the students' exposure to iMovie was limited to stringing video clips together. During this 3 hours, students learned the Ken Burns effect, how to time pictures, splitting and locking sound clips, creating stills from clips, and more. Not bad for 3 hours!