Using iMovie to introduce new topics 1

So after years of always being asked “what are we doing next sir?” and “what is that?”  I thought it would be a good idea to create some promo videos that I can share with students to introduce what they will be doing next and develop a sense of excitement about what is coming up.

To do this i chose iMovie on my iPad as it is really simple to create professional looking trailers.

First load up the app and click the + icon and select New Trailer

You then have a choice of pre made trailers to choose from with a range of themes.  You can preview the film at this point to see what the sound and text look like.  They have video installed as a demo but this is removed when you select it.  the text does stay however but this can easily be edited to meet your needs.

Once selected you have a storyboard to complete, this is as simple as selecting clips or pictures from your camera roll and they are trimmed automatically to fit.

The following screen shots go through the process and show how easy it is to achieve.

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So I have now created some sport promo videos to launch the upcoming sport and also BTEC videos to introduce new modules of study.

I am now hoping to use these to make a digital prospectus for the department to use at parents evenings and open days.

Check out Gavin Smarts’ blog post for further information.  A great example of how to use iMovie in lessons.

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