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Every child has a story

Lise Framstad Education, Higher Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

School just started. Why not start the year off right with visual storytelling in the classroom? Excite and engage your students with safe and secure collaborative WeVideo video editing tools. Every child has a story. Give them the tools to express it. WeVideo for Schools allows students to be content creators and storytellers and helps encourage students to achieve shared …

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Video-Editing Across Borders

Alia Braley and Melissa Rudd Education, Higher Education 0 Comments

As many students have experienced, studying for an exam can be very challenging with distractions everywhere. Melissa and Alia decided to put the various modes of procrastination into a song they later wanted to make a music video of. There was just one problem; one of them were traveling in Asia, while the other one stayed in Boston. They chose …

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What’s holding you back?

Lise Framstad Education, Higher Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

We have millions of users that sign up for our free account every year. We created this product to allow anyone to get started with WeVideo and learn to create amazing storytelling videos. It’s been a huge success. However, over and over again, we see educators use the free version in the class room. We highly discourage this, and here …

WeVideo ISTE 2015

ISTE 2015: EdTech, Ribbons and Milkshakes!

Casey Schumacher Education, Higher Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

The WeVideo team just got back from spending 4 days in the lovely city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to participate at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo! We had the opportunity to connect with hundreds of educators and industry representatives to talk about what’s new in EdTech. We were so impressed by the booths at ISTE— …

Using Text in Video or Film

Using Text in Your Video

Lauren Colman Business, Education, Higher Education, Media, Nonprofit, Personal, Real Estate, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Movies and videos are often remembered for the images, storylines, and musical accompaniment. You may not realize, though, that text can help tell the story just as much as the images. What would a newscast be without the name of the person being interviewed at the bottom of the screen? Can you imagine the latest action film without the opening title …

Ken Burns Effect Video Editing

Being Ken Burns: Using Static Photos in Your Videos

Lauren Colman Business, Education, Higher Education, Media, Nonprofit, Personal, Real Estate, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Adding a still image among video clips can stop the flow of your story, jolt the viewer and give your video a slideshow feel. One way to introduce movement is to apply the Ken Burns Effect, an effect that simulates the movement of a camera when recording footage. This effect is named after the filmmaker that made this his signature …

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Revising and Liking It!

Rushton Hurley Education, Higher Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

A trick question for you: Between great devices and tools for everyone in class, or a tech-less project that would help students see new possibilities for themselves, which would you choose? If you were to face such a choice, you’d choose the second option because it matches what you do as a teacher. The problem with the choice, though, is …

Tips for recording better video

3 Tips to Record Better Videos

Lauren Colman Business, Education, Higher Education, News & Features, Personal, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Mobile devices have become the go-to video recorder for most people. With the cameras in phones becoming better and better why wouldn’t you use your mobile devices to capture video? Check out these tips to help you make the most out of your phone’s camera. 1. Keep shots short No one wants to sit through 8 hours of continuous video …

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Digital Storytelling: My Semester at Sea

Lauren Colman Education, Higher Education, Personal 0 Comments

In the Fall of 2014, Sarah P. embarked on the opportunity of a lifetime. She boarded a ship with approximately 700 other college students to travel the world while learning things you can’t learn from a textbook. Sarah was taking part in Semester at Sea, a global study abroad program sponsored by the University of Virginia. She and the other students, …