This is the first time I have tried out the “movie trailer” option in iMovie. Here is a teaser from my son’s upcoming movie project — Robbers on the Loose. He wrote the story and directed the scenes, with friends and family in the movie itself. I was behind the camera (with our Flip HD) and we are working on the editing. (Volume of voices … very tricky)
Oh, my son is seven years old, as is everyone in the movie. They’re all seven and just about all of them are in first grade.
The movie trailer option is interesting because iMovie does much of the work for you, after you choose style. My son chose the adventure theme, of course, and then we dropped video segments into the system. We added the text, too. It got a bit cumbersome at times to figure out which video segment would work where. The tool could be a little better designed … BUT, he loves what the trailer looks like. And his older brothers’ snarky comment: The trailer is better than the movie. Ouch.
But the work on this piece for my son got me thinking about the possibilities for my own students, creating short trailers for books or short stories.
Peace (in the little screen),