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Goals:

  • IL.3.C.2b Produce and format compositions for specified audiences using available technology.

  • IL.26.A Understand processes, traditional tools and modern technologies used in the arts.

Objectives:

  • Manipulate audio and video using a variety of computer software.

Materials:

  • Video editing application such as Adobe Premiere (commercial), Adobe Premiere Elements (commercial), or Windows Movie Maker (included in any installation of Windows XP or Vista).

  • Optional audio editing application such as Adobe Audition (commercial) or Audacity (open source).

  • Any audio/visual equipment required to transfer audio/video from recorded media.

A. Purpose: Students will be able to manipulate audio and video using a variety of computer software.

B. Activity: This lesson works best if each group has a somewhat experienced adult to work with them. The operation of most video editing programs is fairly simple – usually it involves watching, cutting, dragging, and dropping. Because a variety of programs can be used, I cannot include specific instructions, but questions may be sent to mthagaman@eiu.edu.

C. Assessment: A formal assessment can be done on the final video product. A possible rubric is included below.



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1 Point

Content

The content:
- Clearly takes place in the developing West
- Is original
- Is neither too broad nor too specific

The content:
- Clearly takes place in the developing West
- Is original
- Is a little too broad or too specific

The content:
- Probably takes place in the developing West
- Is mostly original
- Is a little too broad or too specific

The content:
- May take place in the developing West
- Is somewhat original
- Is too broad or too specific

The content:
- Does not take place in the developing West
- Is not original
- Is too broad or too specific

Creativity

The project:
- Shows innovation
- Has appropriate variety in camera techniques
- Tells a story

The project:
- Shows innovation
- Has some or a little too much variety in camera techniques
- Tells a story

The project:
- Shows some innovation
- Has little or too much variety in camera techniques
- Tells a story

The project:
- Shows some innovation
- Has no variety in camera techniques

The project:
- Is not innovative
- Has no variety in camera techniques

Presentation

The project:
- Looks planned
- Looks clean
- Shows time and hard work spent

The project:
- Looks planned
- Looks fairly clean
- Shows time and hard work spent

The project:
- Looks fairly planned
- Looks fairly clean
- Shows time and hard work spent

The project:
- Looks fairly planned
- Looks fairly clean
- Shows some time and hard work spent

The project:
- Does not look planned
- Does not look clean
- Shows little or no time or hard work spent