It does 2 jobs; giving you the ability to administer your Vimeo account on the go, but more importantly, shoot, edit and upload videos just from your mobile. It makes for a great digital storytelling tool.
A friend recently asked for my thoughts on what impact I thought HTML5 would have on Adobe and the quick answer is I haven’t the foggiest. I have, though been favouriting some blog posts and web stuff about it as I try to catch up with the rest of the world and I though I’d share some. It’s not comprehensive, but it’s a start.
The first semester of my MSc is now complete. The final assignment was an evaluative case study on a project using photostories as a way of helping Year 11 students develop their skills in analysing poetry. I’ve posted the document and comments are welcome.
Here’s another entry to the D-Ed Pool, technology that has fallen by the wayside, and it’s an interesting one as it’s a service I quite liked but also is a good example of one of the main pitfalls of using web2.0 tools for education.
Film Education’s CP3 conference is a routinely excellent occasion and well worth your attention if you are involved in using digital media in education. I’ve blogged about it before….
The last event was in Liverpool (way back in July)
I was invited last week to support a creative session at the Sheffield Primary Headteachers’ Conference in York on digital imaging. It was run by Rob Walker from Playing for Success with me tagging along and throwing in my tuppence-worth.
I thought I’d share the results with you.
Adobe Premiere CS3 and 4 allow you to render a movie to Quicktime or Windows Media and embed it in a pdf. When you share the pdf it allows you to play the video and add annotations at specific points in the movie. Many users can add comments so you can build up a converstation about a particular video clip.
A recent Guardian article pointed to the decline in literacy skills of new recruits to the media industry. I thought it was interesting that Skillset talks about competence with multiplatform media being important but that “traditional skills” like literacy and communication are part of that.
So how much emphasis is placed on cretive writing in the media studies syllabus?
M’learned colleague at Sheffield South CLC, Catherine Moore has been using her summer profitably. She’s made a short how-to about making stop motion animation. I particularly like the paper clip fish.
If you are interested in using digital video as a teaching and learning tool then this conference by Film Education comes highly recommended. It’s in Liverpool this year.
I’ve blogged about it before… and have been to 3 of them