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Tips for Using Movie Maker

 

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Grades 7 – 10
Type Learning New Skills
Movie Maker
 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   7 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Music in Movies: You Pick the Soundtrack

Explore how music can have an emotional impact on a scene in a movie, then help teens write and film a scene of their own.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Activity & Project

MyTube: Make a Video Public Service Announcement

Invite teens to explore issues that are important to them, and then write a script and film a video public service announcement.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Have You Seen the Movie Yet?

Before seeing a film based on a book, classic or contemporary, children can learn about filmmaking and create their own scenes based on their favorite moments from the book.

 

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Games & Tools

Grades   K – 12  |  Game & Tool

CD/DVD Cover Creator

The CD/DVD Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate CD and DVD covers and related booklets to provide notes and other information.

 

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Printouts

Grades   6 – 8  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

You’re the Director!

Children can take a turn in the director’s chair. They can make decisions–and learn the elements–of stories told on film.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Through the Eyes of the Director

What makes a movie work or fail? A well-made movie can draw viewers in so completely that they can forget that everything they see and hear was planned out by the filmmakers. This printout prompts teens to look at several distinct elements of a movie and decide on their overall effectiveness.

 

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