Movie Maker WebQuest
Mr. Bucci - Technology 8
Peekskill Middle School
www.bucciteacher.com



Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion
 

   
Introduction
 

This project is designed to provide entry-level video editing using Windows Movie Maker on a PC.  In this project, students will use Windows Movie Maker to edit and export a short video.  Windows Movie Maker is a free video editing software from Microsoft, which comes preloaded on all PC’s with Windows XP.

Introducing Windows Movie Maker

Play Movie Maker Video 2

Play Movie Maker Video 3

Using Video in your Movie

Using Transitions, Titles and Effects in your Movie

Finishing your Movie

Story of Willie Mayes Video with Bob Costas

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/wmx/AWE/awe_sample_introducing_300.asx

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/wmx/AWE/awe_dayinlife_genxp_300.asx

 

Movie Clipart
 
 
 
 
 


Task

 

The Process
 

1.  Using video clips and images, students are required to create a short movie. (ex: Senior Slideshow, tribute, music video, etc…)

2.  The finished movie must include the following:

3.   When finished, students must save their completed movie in both project and mpeg format.


Resources

Windows Movie Maker.

Internet Explorer

Digital camera

Digital camcorder

Scanner

Movie Maker Tutorial

Willie Mays Example


 

Evaluation
 

Criteria
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3
2
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Points
Choosing images
12 points
X 3
Student shows excellent skills in creating/finding images that relate to the song.
Student shows good skills in creating/finding images that relate to the song.
Student shows some skills creating/finding images that relate to the song.
Student requires assistance creating/finding images that relate to the song.

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Special Effects
12 points
x
3
Special effects are used independently and add meaning to the images.
Special effects are used independently but add little meaning to the images.
Requires assistance with special effects.  Resulting effects add meaning to the images.
Requires assistance with special effects. Resulting effects add little meaning to the images.
 
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Content
12 points
x 3
The project has a clear goal related to a significant topic.  Information included has been compiled from several relevant sources.  The movie is useful to an audience beyond the students who created it.
The projects presents information in an accurate manner that can be understood by the intended audience.  There is a focus that is maintained throughout the piece.
The project has a focus but may stray from it at times.  There is an organizational structure, though it may not be carried out consistently.
Project seems haphazard, hurried or unfinished.
 
 
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Storyboarding and sequencing
20 points
X 5
 
Student creates a storyboard of photos, showing excellent skill in the use of transitions.
Student creates a storyboard of photos, showing good skill in the use of transitions.
Student creates a storyboard of photos, showing some skill in the use of transitions.
 
Student creates a storyboard of photos, showing lack of skill in the use of transitions.
 
 
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Other features: title, credits and word placement
20 points
X 5
 
Titles, credits, or other word placements add meaning to the images.
Titles, credits, or other word placements add some meaning to the images.
 
Titles, credits, or other word placements do not relate  to the images.
Student uses these features minimally or not at all.


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Multimedia
8 points
X 2
Student has used multimedia in creative and effective ways that exploit their particular strengths of the chosen format. All elements make a contribution.
Movie blends 3 or more multimedia elements in a balanced attractive, easy to follow format. With minor exceptions all elements contribute to the presentations overall effectiveness
Movie uses 2 or more media. There are some technical problems but the viewer is able to follow the presentation with few difficulties.
Movie uses 2 or more media, but technical difficulties seriously interfere with the viewer’s ability to see, hear, or understand content.


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Following Classroom Guidelines
16 points
X 4 
 
Arrived to class on time, used class time appropriately, did not distract others, stayed on task the whole time.
Arrived to class late, used class time appropriately, did not distract others, stayed on task most of the time.
Arrived to class late, was a distraction to other students, and did not stay on task most of the time.
Arrived to class late repeatedly, was not on task at all and was constantly distracting other students.

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Total Grade
 

 



Conclusion

Congratulations on the making of your "movie!"  Now if you are lucky, your classmates will have voted your movie tops in your class.  The top films in each class film will be shown in the Peekskill Middle School Film Festival and will be presented to the  8th grade.
 

Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion