Behind the Lens
Making your own videos is a great way to express yourself or share a story. Whether you want to bring a short story to life or add some pizzazz to a school project, creating a movie is easier than you might think. Before you start, you’ll need a video camera. Ask your parents, or see if your school has one you can borrow. Also, many camera phones and digital cameras have video recording capabilities. If these options won’t work for you, consider making a stop-motion movie by combining a series of photographs. For more information on making your own movies, visit Kids’ Vid, kidsvid.4teachers.
org, and Mini Movie Makers, minimoviemakers.com.
You’ll also need video editing software. Some computer operating systems come with free editing software, but you can also grab a parent and go to download.com. Once you’re there, select your operating system and search for “video editing software.” Some software costs money, but there are many free options, too. Want to share your video? Upload your creation at Mini Movie Makers when you’re done.
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