Take some time and look at the iPad app store. Download "Action Movie FX"... "Extreme FX"... there's plenty to choose from. Explore the App Store a bit. Then, take some time to play. think about how could you use visual or special effects in an instructional video to capture interest and engage students sense of wonder or humor? How necessary do you think this is?
Animoto allows for some pretty amazing video slideshows. All you need is some text, pictures, and music and you have yourself dynamic slideshow. Check out the Animoto education page and check out the videos on the bottom of the page and sign up for an educator account.
Adobe Voice is a free iPad app that allows students to narrate a story over an array of digital images. They are designed to be 60-90 seconds in length. You simply say a sentence while holding down the record button, then choose the image/picture you want to display while that recording is played. Repeat.
Other apps for your consideration
Text On Video Apps
Puppet Show Apps
Final Video Storyboard
The main reason that I have presented the above apps to you this week is to give you a chance to explore them as you develop the storyboard for your final video. As you explore, be thinking of ways that these different app choices can add to your teaching video and bring life to it.
Things to include in your storyboard:
Sketches or screenshots of what's in the frame
Indication of action or movement using motion lines or arrows
Shot types listed for each frame (e.g. close-up, low angle, etc.)
Indication of what video feature you are using (still image, animoto, YouTube excerpt, etc.)
Information regarding sound (background music, voice-over narration, sound effects)
Again, don't worry about the quality of your artwork. Keep it simple and clear.