Sunday, December 28, 2014

Winter Fun - Student Made Films - "A Short Snow Drama"

G (age 15) took advantage of a blustery winter day today, and created A Short Snow Drama with the help of her younger sisters, our old Canon Power Shot A530, Corel's Video Studio Pro x7 (non-affiliate links), and a couple of songs off of YouTube (credited in the video description).

As a mother, of course, I'm thrilled with the end result of her work - a very cute video to share with the grandparents.

As her homeschool teacher I'm loving the hour or two of work that followed the five minute shoot - editing videos, navigating software, dealing with the headaches of lost video files, and music files that just wouldn't link, all the while racing the clock before our outdated laptop decided to overheat and shut-down, only to have to repeat the entire process in order to create a "blogger ready" version with first names removed from the credits.

Software issues, hardware headaches, and a glance at the hard work behind the creative process...

...that's what I call computer science.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Phyllis Bergenholtz said...

Thanks for taking the time to make a blog-ready version, because I had a great time watching it. It was perfect. I loved the music and the acting was very good. Great job!!

Ticia said...

I loved watching E drink the hot chocolate at the end as her sister lay there in the snow. That was great.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

The sound track definitely plays a large part in the story telling!

Amber Hockman said...

BAHAHAHAHA!!! EXCELLENT job lovely ladies!!!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog- thank you thank you for posting these ideas!

Great video!!! Good job mom! and good job kiddos!!!!

It is truly a blessing being a homeschooler!