gives us a one-hour video to teach kids video production and editing, in an entertaining way:
The Virtual Film School: Camera & Editing is a ground-breaking initative designed to get filmmaking going in classrooms. Without any prior knowledge or experience, teachers can simply hit PLAY in the video window (above) and – along with their students – watch a step-by-step guide in how to make a professional-looking film using iMovie 2.0 for iPad.
For free. In just one hour.
Students learn the basics in camera and editing, then shoot (and edit) a short film for screening at the end of the session.
Teachers and students alike can use skills learned in further filmmaking projects to explore classroom topics and texts. Documentaries looking at the impact of WW1, behind-the-scenes looks at art exhibitions and creative responses to Shakespeare texts are just some of the ways schools have benefitted from the Virtual Film School.
iPads with iMovie 2.0 (£2.49 from the App Store) must be available (1 iPad per 6-8 pupils)
1 x Teacher Pack printed (see below) to be read beforehand
1 x 3-Shot Film Planner printed (see below) per group
Students divided into groups (min. 4, max 8 pupils) to sit together from the start of the session
The Teacher Pack/3-Shot Film Planner can be downloaded free from our website (see PDF LINKS section, at bottom of page): youngfilmacademy.co.uk/film-in-schools/virtual-film-school
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aqCkX9oSNY (Embedding has been disabled, click to view).