Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wednesday July 29th --- Recording Radio Broadcasts

Continuing last class's project of creating radio broadcasts, the students began to record their materials. Each group used a microphone to read their own parts. After they recorded their parts, the students worked together on ULead to add special effects and sounds. The students also created sample billboard advertisements with themselves as DJ's.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday, July 27th --- Radio Broadcasts

Today we started work on radio broadcasts. Each member had to pick to be either a weatherman, newscaster or special guest.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 22 --- Business Cards and Tabloids

The students continued their experience as a business owner. We kicked off the class by creating personalized business cards featuring the student's own original product. After printing them out, the students became editors of a tabloid magazine. They used photoshop to create unique tabloid covers.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday, July 20th -- Business Owners

Today the students got a glimpse of what it means to be a business owner. The first task assigned to them was to create an original product for them to sell to the open market. Ideas ranged from a lasertaser to an automatic shower and dryer. The kids also learned how to make original desktop backgrounds by using photoshop.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday, July 15th --- Videos (Finally!)

After exploring Sporcle some more and brushing up on the the countries of the world we finished our sound recordings for the videos. We lost the ones we made on Monday, so we had to start over, but the finished projects are definitely something to be proud of.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, July 13th --- Moviemaking Magic

Today we opened up class by introducing the website Sporcle. It tests you on your knowledge about a wide variety of subjects. We took the test to name as many U.S. Presidents and 36/44 was the most we were able to name. Then we took our movies and edited them in Ulead. We added sound and were able to upload finished projects to Youtube.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday, July 8th --- Movie Magic

Today we starting filming after identifying some well-known corporate slogans like Just do it or Have it your way. The kids got experience using the camera in video mode and we will be adding sound after we upload the videos on Monday. We can't wait to see the videos on Youtube!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday, July 6th --- Movie Scripts

After playing a number game, we started creating movie scripts. Everyody had very good ideas, but we will have to see if they work when to try to film on Wednesday. The ideas range from extreme action sequences to sitting quietly.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday, July 1st --- Movie Posters

Today we started off class by playing a game about naming countries, songs, authors, etc. that started with various letters of the alphabet. We then moved on to making movie posters. Each student looked up pictures from their favorite movie from the past, present, or future. We took these pictures to customize them into a unique poster. They ranged from The Blues Brothers to Taken to Harry Potter. Spanning the 80s and into the new millenium, everyone came up with cool ideas and used Photoshop to make them come to life.