Being a film and media teacher for the past 9 years, I have welcomed the introduction of multimedia mobile technology whole heartedly. iPads afford students the access to film, edit and publish film with relative ease. It is great to see teachers across the curriculum giving their students video projects to demonstrate their understanding, however how can we ensure that the quality of the video is as good as the content that the students are presenting?
For any project of this nature students are given subject specific success criteria to ensure the content of their video reflects the learning that has taken place in lessons, but we also need to provide students with additional production guidelines to ensure that the quality of the video that comes back has appropriate production value.
Without wanting to bamboozle students with high level media terminology, I have produced a simple guide to help students produce videos that they can be really proud of.