Voice over video: part 1

Diana Madrigal for Life, for Schools, for Work 0 Comments

While you’re planning your next video project, nailing the message and visuals is important—but have you considered adding your voice? All videos are created to share a message. Your own narration can help that message stand out. Why should I add a voiceover to my video? It serves as a foundation for the visuals. It can help clarify what is …

WeVideo ISTE 2015

ISTE 2015: EdTech, Ribbons and Milkshakes!

Casey Schumacher for Schools, 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 for Life, for Schools, for Work, Higher Education, Media, Nonprofit, 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 …

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Being Ken Burns: Using Static Photos in Your Videos

Lauren Colman for Life, for Schools, for Work, Higher Education, Media, Nonprofit, 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 …

NextVista Student Contests

Revising and Liking It!

Rushton Hurley for Schools, 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 for Life, for Schools, for Work, Higher Education, News & Features, 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 for Life, for Schools, Higher Education 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, …

Collaborative Podcasting

Collaborative Podcasting

Jeff Bradbury for Schools, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

What does collaborative learning look like? For the last eighteen weeks, students in my History of Rock and Popular Music class have been researching classic rock bands and reading broadway bibliographies in a completely digital hybrid learning environment with technologies such as Kidblog, Smore, iPads, and Google Apps for Education. For the final project in this class, students formed small groups …

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The White House Calls on WeVideo Student Filmmakers

Atanas Bakalov for Schools, Higher Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Recently, our team connected with officials at the White House to discuss the best way to leverage WeVideo’s vast education network to build awareness of the White House Student Film Festival. We are enthusiastic about the event and proud to be offering our support to the fest organizers by reaching out to the numerous talented student filmmakers using our video creation platform. …

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Project-Based Learning in Singapore

Atanas Bakalov for Schools, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Operating under the motto “diligent in study and practice,” the Bukit Panjang Government High School (BPGHS) is among the top-ranked schools in Singapore, a country which itself vies for the number one spot on OECD’s prestigious PISA exam.  Though critical thinking is often touted as the cornerstone of Western education, explosive economic growth, and smart policymaking have propelled many countries in …