Below are the steps of HOW we did it this year -- and in "italics" is how I will hopefully host this next year.
Today was my last day with 6th grade and I wish to personally THANK THEM for helping me be comfortable in using video. We truly learned together and though it was very chaotic at times -- it was wonderful.
What we had in place before we began:
1. Green screens on the wall (Plastic table clothes from the dollar store.)
2. Video downlaoded to ipad
3. Green Screen by Do Ink ipad app installed
Time Allotment -- At least 2 classroom periods!
In Powerpoint, I created solid green backgrounds with a long rectangle (with school logo) and student name.
Students opened Powerpoint and used the camera on their ipad to take a picture of their name.
THIS will become their "name banner" for their video
(How I would do this next year -- students will make their own banner using keynote which they can screen shot and save right to camera roll.)
I found a creative commons video on YouTube and downloaded it and then edited it with iMovie to get it to 1 minute. Then uploaded that to Drop Box and downloaded it from drop box to each individual ipad.
(How I would do this next year -- I have to learn how to use airdrop OR students can create their own background videos in advance.)
We reviewed how to use Do Ink (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-screen-by-do-ink/id730091131?mt=8) and then students broke into teams of 2 to record their video. One recorded and the other used their partners ipad to hold as a prompter so as they were a newscaster about the movie, they could see the movie.)
(How I would do this next year -- it got really noisy, 12 groups trying to record -- I need to figure out a way to have cubby holes to record. -- AND I would remember to take pictures of the students working together!!)
AFTER recording video
BTW -- we used the CAMERA video option NOT the DO INK video -- we personally are finding it to work much better to bring video into DO INK from the camera roll rather than recording in DO INK --
so after recording video -- we opened DO INK and put the Movie Trailer (death star scene from Star Wars IV) as the bottom layer, their recorded video as the middle layer, and their name banner as the top layer.
(How I would do this next year, we need tripods to hold the ipads still and perhaps have a scrolling scrip so the students look up more and not to their left/right or down. You will notice in the picture below that they got some of the border of the bulletin board that was RIGHT next to the green screen wall.)
One truly WONDERFUL thing was they started interacting with the video -- pointing to things on the screen etc. One person started it with no prompting from me -- and it rippled out.
By the way -- if you have NOT used Green Screen Do Ink -- it really is wonderful and to add video/camera/images -- you click on the PLUS sign and to delete, you click on the X. To edit the time to be equal at the end, you move the time line to where you with the video to end and click on the STOP WATCH.
Students then repeated the steps with their partner and then reviewed the video.
(How I would do this next year , I thought I had 2 more weeks left with students but just found out a day ago that this was our last week -- so I would NOT squeeze this into a 50 minute lesson. We did okay -- but it was rushed, it was noisy -- and I did not have time to sit with each student and applaud their work.)
Getting the video off DO INK was confusing to me -- but only because I over thought it --
all you need to do is click on the Rectangle with the Arrow pointing up -- (The SHARE BUTTON) and it will give a warning about no sound during recording -- which I think was worded wrong -- and then TADA -- you can download it to camera roll -- and other choices!)
Putting the video on YouTube -- though we did search for a Creative Commons license -- I still am cautious about placing a one minute snippet from Star Wars on YouTube -- so for now, these are just for my class to enjoy!
All in all -- it was great fun.....a little bit too quick .... but all in all....they learned a great deal....and I am truly seeing the opportunities that we can have with video.
I was very very proud of them -- and I believe that they were proud too!
And thank you, Joe, for allowing me to use screen shots from your video!!