Monday, May 31, 2010

Movie Maker Reflection

Back in April, I attended a "Movie Maker" workshop with Quentin from the school board offered by PAL. It was a very interesting workshop and the good thing about it was that it was hands on and we were able to actually use cameras to make a short film. Quentin brought in a bottle of shampoo as our subject and we were to come up with an idea for a commercial.

After going through the steps of the Movie Maker software, we were given a video camera and we had to work as a team to create a script, storyboard, shots, angles etc. for our film. We then showed the raw footage on a SmartBoard and from there, Quentin showed us some editing techniques to come up with the final product. It was interesting to note that an hour's worth of filming was condensed to less than a minute. It makes you really appreciate the time and effort it takes to make a movie and how important editing is in the whole process. I've enclosed a copy of our "short" call "Silky Suds". It was a lot of fun but a class that you really need to spend more than one day. We may not be the next Martin Scorsese or Quentin Tarantino, but it's a start!

Tina D.

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