I am so glad you enjoy watching the class movies we make. It is a favorite activity for my students and requires that to put many important academic and social skills to use. I am currently putting finishing touches a new class movie that I will post on my class website later this week.
I find Pinnacle Studio to be very user friendly! There are also many online tutorials to help you learn to use the software.
The backdrop that I use is simply a large turquoise fleece blanket that I purchased at Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago. Some of the newest verions of Pinnacle Studio actually come with a green fabric that can be used as a green screen, but I find it too small to tape scenes with more than one student or scenes in which full-body shots are necessary. You can also purchase actual green screen fabric online, but you will likely pay quite a bit of money.
I will be posting more information about movie making in the classroom in weeks to come. Stay tuned!
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