As part of Connected Educators month, Hello Little World Skypers group is making a collaborative video on what it means for members to be connected. Members come from across the world and several from countries where there is low bandwidth and little access to hardware and technology. Here is what we are to do:-
- create a movie with the HLW skypers group logo in it somewhere. Introduce ourselves and say what being connected means to us. Instructions and the logo have been shared with us all in a dropbox folder.
- Save our completed video back in the dropbox for Janet Barnstable to stitch all our videos together.
Hints: keep the video length short – less than 1 minute in total is preferable. Keep file size small for online use and sharing. Videos should not be .avi as these files are huge – rather mpg, mp4, wmv etc. Here is what to do if you are using Moviemaker on a PC to convert the movies and pull them back in size.
- Save movie file to computer in an appropriately named folder.
- Open Moviemaker (I am using Windows Live Moviemaker) Check list of video type files that Moviemaker will upload. If yours is different file extension, use a tool like Format Factory, a great free tool for converting music, video and picture files, and convert it to wmv or mpg or mp4
- On home tab in Moviemaker>add videos and photos
- Double click on your movie
- Check that it plays as expected
- Goto first tab (one to left of home) and choose Save Movie>for email
- Right click on completed movie in desktop folder> choose copy
- Open dropbox folder that has been shared with you (in this case HLW Skypers), right click and paste in there. Rename with your name to make Janet’s life easier.
Notes: If your movie is large or your bandwidth poor it may take a day or two, to fully sync in the folder. It is ready when green tick appears on the file.
Here is my contribution to the collaborative video.
What have I missed out on? What would you suggest?