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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My School Visit on YouTube!

     I used our new Flip Video Camera at my last school visit in Clanton, Alabama to see if I could finally join the world of YouTubers and the like. Mostly, I wanted a video to share about my school visits and public speaking engagements.
     I put together the various clips in iMovie - no small task. But considering I'm a complete novice, I'm pretty pleased with the results.
     What do you think? (It's about 4.5 minutes long.)

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Blogger Phyllis Harris said...

Very impressive E!! You are great with the kids and I love how you put this video together! Very professional.

4:06 PM  
Blogger sally apokedak said...

Wow! That was very cool. Those kids were having a blast. You looked like you were, too.

My only complaint is that when those kids were saying, "Oh that's cool," I felt cheated. I wanted to see the cool cow, too.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Mary Cunningham said...

I think you did a great job! Fun, energetic.

Only wish I knew how you did it! *smiles*


4:43 PM  
Blogger e said...

Thanks guys!! And sorry you can't see the cow Sally. The drawing itself wouldn't come through - too detailed I suppose.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Patricia Cruzan said...

The children looked like they were having fun and learning. Your clips are interesting. You are talented in art and in technology.

I went to a school on May 5, 2009. I enjoyed my visit. The four hundred children were well-behaved.

Patricia Cruzan

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Robyn Hood Black said...

Very cool, e ...
Congrats on getting this done. I was in an elementary school all day today - isn't visiting with the kids THE BEST?!
Thanks for sharing!

5:36 PM  
Blogger Donny Bailey Seagraves said...

What a great showcase for promoting your school visits, E! Your personality and talent come through and illustrating the interaction between you and the kids is priceless! I, too, have one of these little Flip video cameras and so far I've loved it.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Diana Black said...

This is awesome, Elizabeth! What fun...As I begin making school visits, this is like a learning tool for me!

Thanks, and keep up the good work!


1:14 PM  
Blogger e said...

Thanks again guys! And Diana, I'm so glad you found it helpful!

Btw, I did a slide show too, but obviously that footage didn't work well on film.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Sarah Campbell said...

Thank you for sharing your video. I have been gathering some video because I'll need some footage to apply to be part of the Mississippi Arts Commission's Teaching Artist Roster. Thusfar, I've borrowed cameras, but I think I may be in the market for a flip. Did you set up the camera on a tripod of some kind? Did you have someone to "man" the camera?

1:58 PM  
Blogger e said...

Glad you like it Sarah! A kind volunteer actually HELD that camera. I'm amazed it was so smooth and the sound was so good considering the little speaker. If I could do it over (and with a budget) I'd probably have a cordless mike attached to me. Oh, and made the lighting better...and lost a few pounds, but y'know. I'm still pretty happy with the way it turned out! :) e

2:08 PM  
Blogger kevan said...

That is terrific, E.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Adorable, just like your adorable self, e! Loved it. You're right, the audio is surprisingly good, especially considering the distance from the camera. You're a star!


12:13 PM  
Blogger Tarie said...

I love your energy during the school visit! :o)

7:09 AM  
Blogger The Book Chook said...

I liked the "chapter headings" as a way of seguing from segment to segment.

A lapel mike would be good, or you could try doing some voiceover with imovie or garage band or audacity.

But I enjoyed watching because I just loved seeing the kids' enthusiasm and hearing those heartfelt "cool!"s.

12:38 AM  
Blogger e said...

Thanks Tarie! And yeah, Susan, I loved the "Cool"s too!
I arranged the video in iMovie (I'm a complete beginner), so hopefully will get more comfortable with the program when I try this again. The voice over is a good idea.

8:50 AM  

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