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Making videos:
What equipment will you need?

At a minimum, you will need:

After that, the following would make for better results

  • external microphones, boom mic, tie clip mic - find out why here...
  • digital camera for still images
  • photo editing software for adjusting/cropping still images
  • tripod for steady camera shots

Storing students' work

Your students will need to store their work in progress. Raw video footage makes for very large digital files, typically a collection of 10 minutes of raw video could be 3GB of file space, even if the final end result is only a few megabytes in size. So you may find it easiest to give each student/group their own video tapes for recording purposes and make them individually responsible for keeping these safe. Another way might be to purchase a removable hard disk, just for storing the raw footage.

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