iDig Video #047: Broadcast Journalism In Your Classroom!

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Indiana Jones IV camera assistant & Amity HS broadcast journalism teacher Jeremy Iverson joins the podcast to discuss how he transformed a classroom into a digital editing and broadcast studio. Jeremy also shares some innovative classroom assignments he has created to introduce students to the basics of digital journalism as well as some forward looking ideas geared for advanced digital … [Read more...]

iDig Video #045: Teach Your Students To Make Documentaries – Part I

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Documentary filmmaker and video teacher Jackie Valenzuela joins the show for a two-part series on how to teach students to make short documentary films. On the podcast she discusses every step in the process from getting an idea to writing a two shooting script and treatment - and then shooting and editing the project. Jackie also shares her  experience in Uganda where she filmed a documentary … [Read more...]

iDig Video #043 – H.S. Film Students Creating Their Own Guides!

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The iDig Video team looks at how students can create their own guides to filming  - including shots, composition and editing techniques. Instead of passing out guides - send your students on an adventure to come up with their own definitions and video examples - then have them publish with iBooks Author!  Also a few thoughts on SBAC and how the confusing roll-out has impacted teachers and students … [Read more...]

iDig Video #042: Cut the Cord! RU Ready to Ditch $Cable TV?

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The iDig Video team looks at some of the options available if you want to cut the cord to cable TV!  Is it worth $100+ a month for the 600 channels you now receive. We explore some of the options available to anyone who wants to explore  viewing options that  include a home-based DVR set-up. Also a great DVD to show young film makers the basics of camera work, editing, mise en scene, lighting and … [Read more...]

iDig Video #041: Great Visual Exercises For Video Students And “All Is Lost”

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The iDig Video team goes over some e-z to set up collaborative exercises you can use in your classroom so your video students can see stories and ideas in visual terms. We also discuss a super new book on "How to Shoot Video" book that gets the essence of film school in less than 250 pages! Also James takes a look at the under-released but visually stunning film "All is Lost." Show … [Read more...]

iDig Video #37: Cool Holiday Tech Gifts from $7K to FREE!

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The holidays are right around the corner and the iDig Video team presents their annual wish list for Tech Gifts!  We've looked at techie reviews and come up with our own dream list for what we'd like to receive (and give!) for the holidays. While there are a few high ticket items, we found some very affordable and innovative ideas for presents. Some items on the list have been around for a while, … [Read more...]

iDig Video #36: How2 Mangage Digital Content (pt1)

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Schools across the country are all struggling with how 2 manage digital content. Teachers and Media Specialists are all shifting from analog systems to digital systems. The iDig Video team looks at some of the problems in this transfer as well as some solutions. Also students are increasingly doing their work in digital format and schools are figuring out ways to best showcase this digital … [Read more...]

iDig Video #35: iOgrapher – Total Mobile Filmmaking for $600!

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Apple Tech Update Conf: - an amazing new device for your video classroom - iOgrapher. For $600 you can have the most amazing rig: an iPad fitted with a shotgun mike, light source, tripod, and an app for digital video editing and uploading! Also James on the film "Gravity." Show Hosts: Jonathan Furst, Jim Crawford    Here's our Show Notes Give us some feedback! Email … [Read more...]