Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hinduism and Buddhism Video Project: Next Steps

Finding Images to Accompany Your Text  Once you get 'script approval,' you get to move on to the next step: Finding images or pictures to accompany the written text for each of your slides. First, create a folder in your Google Drive to host your images, preferably named "Hinduism and Buddhism Pictures." Then, search for images related to each of your statements about Hinduism and Buddhism using Bing. (Why Bing and not Google? Bing does not seem to be as impacted by our school district's search filters, which means you have more images to choose from.) When you locate an image you like, make sure you open the highest quality version of it and then save it (using alt click) and then 'save as,' select Google Drive, and choose your designated folder. Do not save in your computer's 'Downloads' folder. Next, name the pic (e.g., reincarnation.jpg). Finally, go to your Drive and, if need be, organize your images by moving them into your 'Hinduism and Buddhism Pictures' folder.     

Getting Started with WeVideo  Before you get to start making your WeVideo, you need to finish your script of written statements about Hinduism and Buddhism and find and download the accompanying images. Once you've completed these tasks, you're ready to start making your movie.  Watch a brief overview of WeVideo below to get oriented.  


Next, check out this short tutorial on how to add photos in WeVideo. 


Next steps: make sure WeVideo is connected to your Google Drive, create a new video project, upload your images, add your text, choose a theme and music, and you are on your way. Please ask if you need help. I can't wait to see your creations!  Be creative and have fun!