For my tool this week I choose to explore with iMovies trailer feature before. On iMovie there are two different creation types you can either create a movie or a trailer. In the past I have used the movie section of Movie to create videos for classes. I have never really explored the trailer feature so I decided this project would be a good opportunity to do so.
The process of creating a trailer was much more straight forward than I could have ever imagined. Once I clipped on the trailer option I was brought to a page that had all the different trailer themes. I attached an image of this page below. I choose a theme that I liked since I didn’t really know the role the theme would play I picked a rather neutral theme.
After choosing the theme you are taken to a new page where you get to create the outline, storyboard and shot list. First I did the outline. In the outline section there was a place to enter name and date, cast, studio and credits. I filled in this information to the best of my ability. Next I moved on to the story board section. This section was is where you create the video. Everything was preset so they had preexisting sections that I added a title to then added my video or images to. the preset options made it easy to organize my ideas. However I find the presets to also be a bit frustrating. It would be nice if you where able to add a bit of time to each clip you entered if you wanted.
Some tips I would have for someone using iMovie trailers are:
-Preview the trailers before choosing so you can pick one that best suits your vision.
-Create the content as you go. Its best to pick the trailer then see how long of clips you need then film.
Overall I would say my experience with iMovie was much better then I aspected. I liked how organized it was. I also liked that it was step orientated so it wasn’t so overwhelming. I would definitely recommend iMovie trailer if you ever have to make a trailer for something.
Heres the trailer I created
I definitely think there are many great ways to incorporate iMovie trailers into classroom learning. One way is to have older students use them as a form of presentations. Or you as the teacher could also use them for learning through lots of ways like making a quick trailer for at the beginning of a new unit to introduce the content to the kids.
I feel IMovie integration into the classroom reaches the transformative level under modification. It can be a completely new idea where students use it for projects and it can also be a great way to introduce new content in a very unique and intriguing way. As a future educator I will definitely use this tool when I get the chance!