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Welcome to Mini-CAST 2019 - Due to limited on-site parking we encourage you to carpool to the event. Remote parking and shuttles will be available at 612 E. Bethany Dr. Allen, TX 75002 starting at 7:30 am.

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Saturday, March 2 • 9:40am - 10:40am
Why not make videos and animations for your classroom? A talk about video editing philosophy and software

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Currently, many teachers use videos and animations in the classroom but they rely on other’s work, like crash courses or NASA videos or solo producers such as Amoeba Sisters’ work. Wouldn’t it be cool to make your own videos for your classes, instruct students how to make their own, and share these with other teachers? Everyone is on their smartphones anyway, why not get something educational on these? The technology of video and animation editing and producing is rapidly developing and much more user-friendly than ever. Most of the software is no harder to learn than Microsoft Office programs such as Word or PowerPoint. What you really need to start making your own videos and animations is to learn the philosophy of making one and spending some time to learn the software. To make a video, you need a story. The story is the key; it is not so hard to find graphics, animation clips, video clips, and good voice or music recordings. Editing software is also important but this follows similar logic. Once you have the story you want to tell, then you put all the clips and elements together and apply some effects to make your final video great. You need three types of editing: graphics editing, animation software, and video editing software. I will briefly demonstrate the basic production flow of videos and animations, and then share with you a summary of software based on my personal experiences, peer-reviewed literatures and resources online. The software that I want to cover includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Animate CC, DaVinci Resolve, Pensil2d, screen recorder/capture software. Remember they may look different but once you understand the logic of making a video or an animation you would learn to use any of them very fast, especially if you have some experience on any one of the software in the list.

STAT Chat is at 9:45 and repeats at 10:10.


Saturday March 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am

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