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EBCUE & CCCOE: Zip Into Flip!


Flip, Shoot, Share!





Get great ideas on how to use the Flip in your classroom!


Need Help? We're here for you:




(5 minutes) EILEEN / ADRIENNE 


Getting Started with your Flip Video Camera/Exploration

(5 minutes) EILEEN / Adrienne

  1. Out of the box
  2. Batteries
  3. Set-up preferences
  4. Buttons - record, replay, trash


Tips for Video Recording

(15 minutes) ADRIENNE / Eileen


General Tips - Shooting Tips

Follow along with your camera.


1. Keep it steady. 

2. Pan slowly.

3. Use digital zoom sparingly; physically moving is better (up to 18 inches).

4. Use a tripod when available.

5. Microphone is on the camera, stay close to main sound source.

6. Be conscious of background noise.

7. Keep sunlight at the shooter's back; avoid backlight.

8. Use more than one artificial light source.


Framing Shots

See this Summary of Framing Shots


1. Wide angle shots show everything and nothing in particular.

2. Medium and close up lose the background but reveal emotion. 

3. Low angle is looking up at subject like a "hero shot." 

4. High angle is looking down and makes subject look small. 

5. Observe the rule of thirds. 

6. Lead action and movement with open space.


Interview Techniques     (Load software while video is playing)

          1. Camera height

          2. Tripod 

          3. Avoid profiles

          4. Avoid interviewee looking into camera directly

          5. Rule of thirds

          6. Avoid wide shots

          7. Consider close-ups to show emotion

Introductory Interview

(15 minutes) EILEEN/Adrienne


Video Introductions: 

          In your table groups

1. Set up the shot

2. Capture it in one clip. In your clip, consider including some of the following techniques:

- One wide or medium angle shot

- One close up shot 

- Zoom in or move closer

- Pan or action shot

- Bonus shots: low angle, high angle

- Have fun and be creative. 

 3. Take turns, start recording and ask:  

- What is your name? 

- What do you do at school/work? 

                    - What do you hope to get out of today's session?

4. Stop recording 

5. Replay in the camera 

6. If you don't like what you just captured (and you have time) delete the clip and re-take.


Sample Interview Activities



 (10 minutes) ADRIENNE / Eileen


Why Storyboard?


  • allow you to brainstorm ideas
  • help you to visualize the finished product
  • help you to efficiently plan your ideas
  • cut down on editing time
  • help you plan for camera shots


Storyboards should include notes about:

    • Your intended audience and message
    • Setting
    • Camera directions (wide-angle, close-up, etc.)
    • Dialogue/Script
    • Timing
    • Materials


Example Storyboard


Sample Classroom Projects


     (5 minutes) ADRIENNE / Eileen



     (35 minutes)

 Scavenger Hunt  Paper Works          
 Vocabulary Theater  Book Talk





Editing Software - hands-on

(35 minutes) EILEEN/Adrienne


     1. Overview/Quick Demo (5 minutes)

  • Built-in help
  • Save videos to computer
  • Trim video (trim beginning and/or end of individual video in edit mode, save with new name)
  • Create movie (combine clips with titles and music)
  • Snapshot (export still image from a video)


     2. Now you do it! (30 minutes)

Uploading Video

(10 minutes) ADRIENNE/Eileen   


     Hosting Sites

Vimeo - Free, 500 MB of storage every week, supports most file formats and High Definition (only one HD upload per week), web or desktop uploader, privacy settings. See an example.

Blip TV - Free, 1 gig per video upload, supports most file formats and High Definition, web or desktop uploader. Not meant as a one-off hosting site; no privacy settings with Free version. Distinct URL, http://dewolfe.blip.tv/. See an example.

Dropbox - Free. Not a video hosting site, but an online storage space. 2gb of space; useful for your students to send you their videos.  



Now Upload Yours!



More Video in the Classroom


  1.  43 Ways to Use Flip in Class  - great slide show - takes a few seconds to load.
  2. Professional Common Craft video explanation with paper - Example 
  3. Stick Puppet Videos - Example 1Example 2- storyboardvideo
  4. Scavenger Hunts - Example 1Example 2



http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/ntti/resources/video2.html The National Teacher Training Institute on using video effectively    

http://www.kqed.org/assets/pdf/arts/programs/spark/video.pdf - PDF by KQED with strategies for using video, pages 1-4

Packing up/Final discussion/Evaluations

(5 minutes)  EILEEN/ADRIENNE










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