Can you believe it that we're in our last week of school before the holidays? Unbelievable!
Grade 7's continue to work on our sitcom excercise over the weekend. Watch a few clips of some older sitcoms and compare the humour then to more contemporary sitcoms. What's different? Are the old 1970's sitcoms as funny as the ones we see on television now? We'll continue to work on these with your groups.
Grade 8's, we're coming down to the crunch with our Confederation music videos. Now that you have completed your video and have all of your scenes and audio completed,it's time to put it together. Some of you may choose to use software already pre-loaded on your computers, such as 'windows moviemaker', or 'apple's garageband'. However, there is another option. Take a look at some of the following online video editors, that are pretty good.
Don't forget, if you are going to register for any of the following, make sure to use an email address that doesn't have your name in it.
So you've shot your masterpiece, but it's a little rough around the edges. If you have any hope of winning that Oscar, you're going to need to do a little editing.
Video Editing Tools
Jumpcut lets you upload video, photos, and audio, or import from Flickr or Facebook, and edit using a Flash interface. Add titles, effects, transitions, music, and split and crop video tracks. Then publish your video and let others remix it. Jumpcut also has some social networking features (like groups). Jumpcut is probably the best of the online video editors.
Of the bunch, Jumpcut's editor most resembles the feel of offline editors, like iMovie.
Eyespot is a full featured editor like Jumpcut. It lets you upload video, photos, and audio and then add transitions, effects, titles, and music. The editor isn't as attractive and easy to use, in my opinion, as Jumpcut's, but Eyespot offers a good deal of free media sets from partners like The Colbert Report, Public Enemy, and Dreamworks Pictures.
Movie Masher lets web site owners offer editing and remixing capabilities to their visitors via a sophisticated flash widget, which can be customized to match the look of your web site. The editing tools allow you to sequence and trim clips, add effects, transitions, titles, and music, using a familiar timeline editor.
Cuts lets you import video from MySpace, YouTube, and Google video (or anywhere you can get the direct .FLV URL) and then make your own "cut" by removing scenes, looping scenes, and adding captions and sound effects.
muveeMix is a way to arrange your videos and photos to music, add titles and credits and export them to your blog or social network profile. It doesn't offer nearly as much control as, say, Jumpcut, but isn't as complicated either.
Hope this helps. Can't wait to see some of your Golden Globe/Oscar videos!