Monday, June 11, 2007

Cell Phone Video Production

One of the latest cell phone options is video recording. while the videos recorded on cell phones today are fairly short (usually 30 seconds to a minute) and the quality is not nearly as decent as a good digital camcorder, I believe this is changing. In the next year or so, we will have much better quality camcorders in cell phones. Therefore we should consider options on using cell phone as camcorders for learning. There are a few places, such as Ithaca college that are already on-board with this concept. The CellFlix Festival is an opportunity for any student to share video taken from a cell phone (edited on any video editor). A great resource to assist in developing these mini 30-second cell phone movies is Eyespot. Eyespot is an online free video editor (think web2.0) where you can immediately and directly post video from your cell phone into the online video editor. When you are done editing, you can upload it to the CellFlix Festival page. Therefore your students can shoot documentaries (think interviews), 30-second commercials, or even news reports with their cell phone, send it directly to an online video editing tool (no need for iMovie or MovieMaker anymore)...then upload it to a legitimate movie festival for publication!

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