Google Teacher Academy is coming to Austin and even after the let-down of Atlanta, I’m applying again. I took a different route in taking the time to try and creatively piece a video together as opposed to last year’s “last minute like” video. No, it’s not about the video…and from what I understand, it’s only a small portion but to me, this was important.
I have never been a great video editor but I took the “letdown of Atlanta” as an opportunity to learn. I wanted to be better at creating the story so I looked at other forms of video and even watched a few clips in Lynda.com. None of those clips did me any good actually!
Basically, I threw out all of the things that I learned in the last few months and instead created from a script and by instinct.
The Question: How do you innovate in the educational community to generate positive change?
I actually wrote three different versions. I wrote one that focused on equity. I wrote another that focused on math and then I wrote this one that focused on creativity. Truthfully, as much as I have done, nothing has been more impactful than sharing Braeden’s story…so with that in mind, I created this…
This video represents me better than anything that I could craft…JUST to get in. This is our story…his story…my story.
Creating the Video
I edited every piece in imovie but I also included clips that I captured using hyperlapse as well as Camtasia Mac. Part of my sharing over time has been posting videos to instagram so I captured a few of those to help tell the story. I recorded my track on my phone in a video and separating the audio from video was as simple as detaching it. I rarely write scripts but I certainly did for this and making that small adjustment allowed me to piece together the media that I needed to tell the story.
As for the title, I made it in photoshop on a transparent background which I like much better than imovie titles.
I learned all of this since August and I am proud.
No, it’s not perfect but it’s progress and that matters more.