Green Screen Movies

 

This project is a joint venture between sixth grade earth science classes at Chadwick PV and Chadwick International. Our goal is to host a collection of green screen earth science "Eye Witness News" videos created by students on both campuses. After videos have been posted to the site, students will have a chance to comment on each others' work. The project will run between January and March, 2014.

Resources:

  Both campuses will be using green / blue screen setups for filming the 1-3 minute "Eye Witness News" segments.

Chadwick International students will be able to use a fully functional TV studio at their school for their productions.
Chadwick PV students will use their science classroom converted into an iPad studio. All filming and editing will be done on the iPad. This will be a first!

Chadwick PV students will have access to custom iPad video frames developed by Tom Clauset. This will make possible higher quality mobile video taping with the iPad.

Green screen apps -- Mac & iPad
Green Screen Project
Development Process:

Groups of 2-4 students will choose from among 50 earth science topics selected by their 6th grade teachers. The first step in the process involves researching the topic.
For PV students the research results will be put into a class Evernote account. Students will keep track of their growing topic understanding through a daily reflection, add their own annotations to the web pages they collect and copy over to their Evernote group notebook, and add thumbnail images of pictures they want to use later in their movie.

Before filming can begin, students develop a story board that shows all the scenes in their movie with dialogue.

With all video segments completed, it is time to assemble the clips in a video editor. Still pictures and voice overs are added as needed.

After the movies are edited and uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, students will cross-post them to our joint PV-CI web site for sharing and "across the pond"