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Filmmaking/Photo Editing

ON THIS PAGE YOU'LL FIND
Filmmaking: Jumpcut
Graphic Design: Picnik
Zine-making/Scrapbooking: Scapblog
Graphic Design (Without Being Online): GIMP & SketchUp

CAMERAS AND CURRICULUM: Video cameras don't have to be expensive. Flip is a brand digital video cameras that are study and easy to use that cost under $150. Looking for curriculum, the American Film Institute's Screen Education provides a framework on how to incorperate film in to your lessons. For those of you with United Streaming, you can watch AFI's whole workshop online by searching "AFI." 

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http://www.jumpcut.com/ (Jumpcut no longer in service, working on a similar replacement, if have one, please e-mail me).

JUMPCUT-INTRODUCTION
For Use With:
Editing videos online for class projects.

Work WITHOUT Jumpcut: It would expensive or difficult for students to modify videos for class projects.

What is Jumpcut?
Jumpcut is a free website provided by Yahoo for students to edit videos online. It's like an online version of iMovie or Movie Maker. Videos can be uploaded from cameras, pre-made files, and even through student cell phones by having the them email the video to the Jumpcut email address assocated with their account. Students can add titles, music, and special effects. The final products can be viewed online at Jumpcut or posted to another website. 

Quick Tip (Detailed Instructions and Tutorial Videos Coming Soon):
When you are done editing your video, the last step is called "publish." Jumpcut defaults to "public" viewing when you publish, which means like YouTube, other viewers can see your video. You may want to consider making sure students click "private content" when they are publishing their video. This means only those who have the video's unique web address can view the video. To make private an already published video, click "edit video info" that appears under the video. Like YouTube, Jumpcut's main page shows user created content that has been shared with the public. The Jumpcut mainpage may contain videos that may not be appropiate for students (which do not play unless clicked on), so be advised. Public videos are not an issue once a student is logged in.

Video Introduction:

Video Tutorial: not yet posted

Jumpcut Sample Image:

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PICNIK-INTRODUCTION
For Use With:
Editing images online for class projects.

Work WITHOUT Picnik: It would expensive or difficult for students to modify their images for class projects.

What is Picnik?
Picnik is a free website that allows students to upload images to be creatively altered for class projects. Tools include things like adding text, aging the film, and easy to use automatic redeye/color/brightness corrections. Final product can be shared online or printed for offline use. If you are interested in having your images automatically remixed to look like a music video, check out Animoto.

Quick Tip (Detailed Instructions and Tutorial Videos Coming Soon):
Images can come from cell phones (students would have to email them to themselves), the Internet, as well from regular phones. There are two sets of photo editing tools under "Edit" and "Create."

Video Introduction:

Video Tutorial: not yet posted

Picnik Sample Image:

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http://www.scrapblog.com/

SCRAPBLOG-INTRODUCTION
For Use With:
Creating scrapbook for class projects.

Work WITHOUT Scrapblog: Images and text would have to be printed, cut, and glued by hand. Students would have fewer options on how they can share their work.

What is Scapblog?
Scrapblog is a free website that lets students create a virtual scrapbook through importing images, using virtual stickers, and writing with text tools. There are many templates to choose from to fit many lesson themes. The final product can be viewed online or printed.

Video Introduction: not yet posted

Video Tutorial: not yet posted

Scrapblog Sample Image:

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COMIQS-INTRODUCTION
For Use With:
Creating comic books for class projects.

Work WITHOUT Comiqs: Images and text would have to be printed, cut, and glued by hand. Students would have fewer options on how they can share their work.

What is Comiqs?
Comiqs is a free website that lets students create comic strips through importing images and creating text bubbles. The final product can be viewed/shared online, and while there is no print option, you can do a "Print Screen/Prnt Scrn" to capture and print your work. 

Video Introduction: not yet posted

Video Tutorial: not yet posted

Comiqs Sample Image:

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http://www.download.com/GIMP/3000-2192_4-10817233.html?tag=lst-1

GIMP-INTRODUCTION
For Use With:
Editing images.

Work WITHOUT GIMP: It would be more limited or more expensive to edit images.

What is GIMP?
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free image editor. It is software, so it has to be downloaded and installed. It works much like Photoshop and other image editing software. There are free PC, MAC, and LINUX versions. To make 3D models like student renditions of a historial building, Google Sketchup is an amazing free software to do that. For a free program that is far easier to use, but with less functions, PaintNET.

Video Introduction: not yet posted

Video Tutorial: not yet posted

GIMP Sample Image:

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http://sketchup.google.com/

GOOGLE SKETCHUP-INTRODUCTION
For Use With:
Creating 3D structures.

Work WITHOUT SketchUp: You are limited to hand drawing 3D images or using expensive and complex drafting software.

What is SKETCHUP?
Google SketchUp is a free 3D model editor otherwise known as a drafting program. It is software, so it has to be downloaded and installed. It works much like AutoCAD but SketchUp is much more user friendly for students as young as middle school. This can be used to have students create bridges in geometry or recreate a village in history. You can set up virtual walkthroughs of your creations. There are free PC and MAC versions. You can import pre-made 3D models from Google’s 3D Warehouse: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ and tutorials can be found at: http://sketchup.google.com/training/

Video Introduction: not yet posted

Video Tutorial: not yet posted

SketchUp Sample Image:

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Contact Chris Chiang at: govandlaw@gmail dot com
(sorry no technical support questions please)