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This is Year 5, Unit 2, Creating Media, Video Editing.

It is lesson 3 of 6, using a device.

For this lesson, you will need to have a video recording device.

If you are going to be using internet connected device to access any websites, please make sure that you do so with supervision from a parent or from a guardian.

Hello everyone, my name is Jane Adamson and I am your computing teacher for this unit.

I'm looking forward to teaching your lesson.

To prepare, you will need something to write with, something to write on, and a video recording device.

It would also be beneficial if you have access to an internet connected device.

Please take a moment before you start to clear away any distraction, including turning off any notifications on apps, so you can focus.

Try to find a quiet comfortable space where you can work without disruption during this lesson.

Pause the video when you need to at any point during this lesson.

Let's get started.

Lesson 3, using a device.

In this lesson, you will capture video using a digital device.

Select a suitable device and software to capture your video, demonstrate suitable methods of using digital device to capture your video, and demonstrate the safe handling and use of devices.

The key vocabulary that you're going to cover today will include: video, audio, AV audio visual, recording, save, videographer, video techniques, which could be zoom, pan, tilt and angle.

Mind movie, think and reflect.

Think about, which devices record only audio? Which devices record both audio and visual? And what are the benefits of recording both audio and visual on one device? Which recording devices do you have at home? Pause the video while you have a think, and think about and create your mind movie in your mind.

Resume when you're ready.

How is your mind movie? Which device is on your record audio? I'm thinking of a dictaphone, devices that record audio and visual.

Most smartphones do and tablets record audio and visual.

The benefits of recording both audio and visual on one device, I always think that it saves a lot of time if you can record the audio and the visual together.

Which recording devices do you have at home? I wonder.

The smart devices I have at home are, a smartphone, a tablet and a digital camera.

And that also records audio and visual video too.

Safe handling and filming.

So when you're using a device, it's important to look after it.

Sometimes they are very expensive and worth a lot of money.

What top tips should you have for the handling of equipment and devices? Think about handling your equipment and your plans for recording using the device.

How do you make that safe.

For example, when holding a mobile device, always make sure that you hold your device with two hands.

This makes sure it is more secure.

Remember, you've got expensive equipment in your hands.

Task one, safe handling and filming.

Create some top tips for handling equipment safely, and also for when you're recording your video.

Pause the video while you complete your top tips.

Resume the video once you've finished.

So which top tips did you come up with, for the safe handling and filming? Here we have some suggested answers.

One, make a list and collect all your equipment together.

Two, ask permission if you're borrowing a device.

Three, make sure devices and equipment are charged.

Four, make sure there is enough space on your device to store your recorded video.

Five, asked permission from anyone before you record them.

Six, hold the device firmly with both hands.

Seven, think about where your movie will be shared.

So how do your answers compare for your top tips? Have you got any that are the same? Or do you have some different top tips? Maybe you could share them later.

Fine tuning.

Thinking about operating your video recording device.

So demonstrate how to turn it on and off.

Find the correct app with the camera recording function.

How do you actually start and stop recording? Where are the recordings stored? Check that there is enough space to store any recordings that you're going to be taking.

Do take a moment to check all of these things before you move forward.

Creating a video, the process.

Making a good video takes time.

You have to plan and be prepared to keep trying until you get it right.

When making a video, you have to consider audio.

That is what your audience hears, and video, which is what your audience sees.

Technique, it's really important to make sure that you set up your equipment.

If you have a tripod and stand, this is useful to use with your recording device.

Unless we're all filmmakers, we don't always have these to hand, there are ways to improve.

There are ways to improvise as shown in the photographs.

Find something that's roughly the correct height, then find something that will hold your device.

The example that you can see here is a phone that is used as an upside down empty yoghourt pot, and there's a piece of kitchen roll folded up to make the device steady.

The homemade stand is placed on a garden table to keep the device steady, and to help prevent it from falling.

In the picture below, it's using the same yoghourt pot with a tablet device.

So there are ways of improvising and being able to set up your recording device to film and also making sure that the footage has minimal movement on it.

Technique one, static camera.

The key points are, that the camera is in a fixed position, a tripod or stand may be used.

Examples as in the previous slide could be used such as a table with a yoghourt pot.

You can maybe pile some books up.

Anything that provides a solid base to film from.

Examples, when a static camera could be used, could be for a news reader, or a weather forecaster.

Why is this a useful technique? Well, it means that the viewer focuses on the content of what's being said, rather than being distracted by anything else, such as the camera moving.

It's also simple to use and not distracting.

So let's look at an example of a static camera video.

Technique two, zooming.

The key points are, this allows for close up video, so that you can see the subject in greater detail.

However, beware that using too much can make the subject becomes blurry.

So why is this a useful technique, it can keep the viewers interest, and the viewer can see greater detail of what's been focused on.

It enables the audience to see that much more in depth detail.

It also allows for the feeling of distance or nearness to whatever's going on.

Let's look at an example of zooming using a handheld device.

Technique three, pan and tilt.

Pan is when the camera position may be fixed, but it is able to move freely from left to right or right to left.

Tilt, the camera position may be fixed, but it is able to move freely up and down.

So these techniques can be combined to track a subject as it moves, keeping the subject in the centre of the frame while the background moves.

It's useful when you want to follow a subject, for example, a running animal or someone playing a game.

Let's look at an example of pan and tilt.

Task two, show time.

Watch the video clip, "Raspberry Pi stories." Look carefully for different techniques being used, complete the table, mentioned the techniques that you think is being used, and put the evidence in to support your reason why, and also why this particular technique is effective.

Well, museums are constrained and have been forever by their physical space.

We think on average museum shows somewhere around 5% of its collection at any one time.

As digitization continues, there's nothing stopping us from making use of the digitised materials.

So in March of 2015, I got a two week residency at Somerset House in London, and we had a space there, and we set up a small museum.

And the collection of the small museum was a box of ten 3D prints.

We had some NFC stickers, we did a very simple experiment, which was place one of these objects onto a reader and have it read the wall label to you.

This animal and the shape of the lion was thought to protect it owner from.

Even just doing that, we were like, this is kind of interesting inside the box.

There's also this thing we call the Brain, driven by Raspberry Pi.

We mainly picked it, because it's a powerful little computer and it's robust and stable.

I've been describing it as a knee play on the old idea of a museum handling collection.

For a long time, 100 years museums have been sending original objects in a box into classrooms. So we're just trying to really broaden the reach of that kind of idea.

We've just been making boxes for museums, specifically, and prototyping the tech.

And now we think the tech's holding together pretty well, so we're ready to go to the next step and sort of make boxes that people combine.

People love the idea and that's enough, you know, that's enough for us to keep going 'cause the response has been so positive.

Pause the video and complete the table on the worksheet for task two.

You can always watch the video again in the worksheet if you want to.

Resume the video once you have completed your task.

Task two, it's time to do our review.

Let's look at the different techniques in the film that you watched.

The first technique was the static camera used for the storage rooms, which gives you time to study them and what's going on there.

The second technique was zoom, zooming in the statue, and then on the same artefact, to try and keep the interest of the viewer.

It creates also the idea of motion on a static object.

Another technique to mention is static camera again, which was focusing on the lady who was presenting and talking.

This draws your attention to what the lady is saying.

Another technique was pan on the artefacts.

It's effective because it enables you to see the full range of artefacts that are on view.

How does your table look? Did you get some more techniques? Mime time.

Can you guess which technique has been demonstrated? Follow along and mime with me, make notes of the different techniques.

I've got my camera and this is my motion, can you guess? I'm going from left to right.

That's right, it's pan.

Next technique, here is my device.

I'm going up and down.

That's right, it's tilt.

Are you following along? Last one, here's my device.

Did you get that one, that was static.

That was fun.

It's now time for our next task.

Task three, plan you video project.

You will have already started your storyboard in a previous lesson.

Make sure you have that handy now if you need to pause the video to go and collect it, gone get it and resume once you're ready.

You're going to decide which filming technique you're going to use.

You're going to add it on to the notes of the plan that you started in lesson 1, or make a new storyboard.

But either way, make sure that you've got your camera angles that you're going to use.

Once you are ready, begin to record video for your project.

My top tip is to keep all your recordings because you never know when some may be useful, when you get to the editing stage.

I've included my storyboard, which so far, so you can see that I've got a static shot, I've got a slight zoom, and I've got moving video with a low angle and eye height, and in slide four I've got an over shoulder recording and a close up of the hands and tap.

So take some time, look at your storyboard and add which shot you want for your focus each time.

Resume the video once you're finished with updating your camera techniques to your storyboard.

How did you get on? Your final task for this lesson, is to think, reflect and complete.

I'd like you to think about one thing that you liked about the lesson, one thing that you'd like to have another go at, and also another thing that you found interesting.

Your challenge is to complete this in less than 280 characters.

A character is one letter or a number.

Complete your task four on the worksheet, resume once you're finished.

That concludes Lesson 3, Year 5, Unit 2, creating media and video editing using a device.

Thank you and good effort.

I hope you've enjoyed it.