I had great fun today with a flip camera, a class of p7 children, a few costumes and a bit of software. Today was Roman day and we recorded Roman TV for the rest of the year group to enjoy!
The main part of the task was the creation of interviews. Children worked in pairs, choosing a Roman celebrity to interview. They then created a set of questions and answers for their celebrity, decided on a setting, and props and costumes. Once this was worked out, they had 15 minutes to rehearse, deciding on whether to stand or sit, and how to introduce their celebrity.
In the mean time, I made sure I had new batteries in my flip camera, a big blue blanket was hung from a well lit wall and my notepad was at the ready.
Then we got down to the ‘serious’ business of recording their interviews in front of the blue screen. 13 interviews were successfully undertaken. Many of the children knew about green screen recording, and were able to understand how the process worked. the rest were shown how it works.
I tried to use serif movie maker, but the effects were not as good as I had had before- so a collegue at work showed me movieplus. It was soooo much better asit allwed colours to be manipulated and tolerance levels set too. Geat fun!
And now, we have 13 really great interviews with Roman celebrities for all to see (except you, I am afraid!)