Like to say how thrilled I was at the launch of the Every Day Counts campaign at the Keighley Picture House. Fifteen schools in the central Keighley got together to form the campaign and I had the pleasure of producing the film.
A bit about the Media Team plans. Next week I’m kicking off a video focused team at Our Lady of Victories School in Keighley.
If you are a school wanting to go out and conduct video interviews can I recommend a video camera with an external microphone input and a microphone on a long lead. Google these suggestions:
May I recommend this TED lecture to you. In India Sugata Mitra conducted a fascinating experiment in self instruction among children. He installed PCs in remote areas and observed as children worked out how to use them.
A creative project, like any other, has process steps and milestones. One reason why creative projects often fail is because not enough time is spent understanding the purpose of the project and refining the ideas around that purpose.
At this school we wanted to combine music, writing, film, animation and the wonderful technique known as green-screen – or perhaps blue-screen; Chroma Separation Overlay, CSO if you want to show off.
There’s a lot of frustration over the compatibility of small popular video cameras and free editing software packages. VideoPad might work well with the popular Flip cameras, with Audacity offering a solution for multi-track audio. Then there’s the free VLC Media Player.
The idea:One of the schools in Keighley wanted to take the theme of "lots of hidden things" for their film. They didn't want to take a single person, place or event but to encourage the children to look at their environment for signs of history. The emphasis was on walking about and looking. They came… Read More »
I’ve been listening to the Today programme talking about the idea for making schools into academies so I thought I’d share this latest talk by Sir Ken Roibinson