Monday, January 14, 2013

Movie Making

In October I wrote about implementing iPads in our school. It's been a slow process but the students are loving them! One of their favourites is the iMovie app. This week, Pete's class was challenged to produce a one minute silent film. The students worked in groups of three and they were able to collaborate and create great little movie clips.  A couple of students shared their learning with me and the steps they took for making a silent movie.

Evan: Mr. Douglas showed us lessons on the Smartboard, about camera angles.

Keith: We had to plan the angles on our story board and then we had to figure out how to use close up shots and different angles with the iPad camera.


Evan: Tyson was the camera man. We had to edit, cut, produce and plan together.

Working together

Keith: I liked the idea that we did not have to write a script because the movie is silent.

Silent Film - "The School Cheat" produced and created by Tyson, Keith and Evan. Special guest Mr. Leblanc, the student teacher in our class.

The students enjoy using the iPad and absolutely love the idea of successfully completing an iMovie, that has a professional look. This was a week long project and at the end of the week, we had a Film Festival. One comment heard by Pete (classroom teacher) was "I LOVE SCHOOL!" And what it's all about.


  1. Hi Louise,

    iMovie is an app that I want to purchase, but have not done so yet because none of my teachers are able to purchase apps yet. So, I keep looking for other movie editing apps in the meantime, ... I am looking forward to when I do purchase it and start using it.

    Kind regards,
    Tracy Watanabe

  2. Thanks for sharing this post. In my Integrating Technology and Literacy course, students need to complete a digital story and a literacy project. I will share this post with them. For those who have iPads in their classroom, they can explore how the use of iMovie can be used for their students to create videos. Unfortunately, there is a charge for the app, though iMovie is free on the Macs. I wonder why Apple just does not include iMovie free when purchasing an iPad. For schools, this app can be really useful, but some schools just don't have the budget for downloading multiple copies, or the school is restricting downloads in general that have a purchase price.