Movie Premiers - Floyd Co. High School ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯
|thumbnails of some of the student videos|
Two technology classes present twelve films from their WWII oral history interviews.After completing the four prior interviews of WWII veterans, the students learned the art of transcription from RU Professor, Dr. Melinda Wagner. In a follow-up step, the classes created searchable content logs. Radford University mentors assisted with the format completion and gave workshop lessons on each segment of the program, assisted by the program's project manual. Next, Mrs. Myers assigned three teams for each interview with three different tasks for a 3-7 minute movie focus: a behind the look at the interview production dynamics, a story about the early life of each participant, and a view of the wartime experiences from each interviewee. Storyboard basic development and iMovie instruction followed.
The twelve movies were beautifully done and, as a total package, presented a full picture of what the students learned, experienced, or researched about another generation in their community. The behind the scenes movies added the dimension of accomplishment from lots of hard work.
Many of the technology tools of the video craft found their way into the iMovie student films:
sound effects, type fonts, color, images, voiceovers, transitions, text, video, audio, & music! Applause! Applause!!