During this workshop, participants will learn the details of using the iPad to edit audio and video to create student centered classroom projects. Emphasis will be placed on using Apple's GarageBand and iMovie along with other media creation apps. The first part of the session will be focused on learning the tools while the last part will be focused on using these tools to create a mock student project. Participants should bring an iPad with iMovie and GarageBand installed prior to the workshop. An iPad 2 with iOS 8 is preferred.
- Welcome and introductions
- Intro to Movie Making on the iPad - different cameras (slo-mo, time lapse, focus, exposure adjustment, portrait vs. landscape, front and back cameras, microphone placement on iPad)
- Introduction to iMovie
- iMovie is free to most Apple users - "iMovie is free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 8 compatible devices with initial activation on or after September 1, 2013. See www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/ for iOS 8 compatible devices. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID." from http://apple.com/ios/imovie
- iMovie - Trailer vs. Movie. Trailer is a pre-made video with a storyboard included - you pick the footage to include and it automatically makes the movie. With trailers you have little control over edits of your videos. Movies are free form and you have control of all of the edits and lengths.
- Movie projects edits - Editing tools only appear when you select the clip - only the tools you need or can use will be available as you select clips. Editing tools: speed up slow down, add text, trimming the clip length, cutting a clip, adding transitions, fade in/fade out, change the sound level, apply filters to video
Importing Video to iPad:
- Take video on the iPad is the easiest
- Use AirDrop to share video from one iOS device to another - requires newer iOS device
- Import from iCloud Drive, One Drive, Dropbox
- Import from camera connection kit
- Capture audio with a microphone plugged into the headphone jack or USB microphone with camera connection kit
- iMovie contains audio and sound effects which can be used
- Encourage students to create their own music for a unique movie
- Smart instruments (gear) vs. instruments - smart instruments can automatically play chords and patterns for you. The regular instruments require you to be able to play - know the keys, frets, etc. to produce music.
- Encourage students to pick 2 or 3 (at the most) chords with smart instruments to create their work
- Layer instruments by switching to the track view.
- Record then add instruments (remember your 2 or 3 chords and stick with them for the best sound)
- Add loops from the loop browser for even more variety
- Export your music to iMovie or other video editing programs
Planning your Video:
- Encourage students to plan out their video or create a storyboard containing all of the scenes and necessary plot info for their video.
- Sample Planning Sheet to help get the process started: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BPvfuJGKELMGHctPS5w_hz_zS8A1Q6UD9oVacIQn4Qg/edit?usp=sharing
- Sample Story Board Sheet for each scene: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19U0aJdv17B_rqgOzDiebGr6-UmfaUPtA1CqWAgiTb1I/edit?usp=sharing
- Sample Rubric for grading: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qg_bT2HORWN4O3CoCeFqI94uVpxsCP9Ln9ldJB5ANu8/edit?usp=sharing
Other Video and Audio Apps:
Here are a few other video and audio creation apps which can be used in conjunction with iMovie to create movies.
- PuppetPals HD
- Chatterpix Kids
- DoInk Green Screen - $2.99
- Shadow Puppet Edu
- Action Movie FX
- Videoshop - $1.99
- Adobe Premiere
- Adobe Voice
Almost all of these apps allow you to save a video or audio project which can be brought into iMovie to use with your movie creations.