EARLY 1960'S CIGARETTE ADS While these early cigarette ads may seem silly now, think about how these commercials would have made smoking seem appealing to the audience. What techniques are used today?
Center for Digital Story Telling This site houses a number of brief videos in broad topics like community, education, family, etc. I recommend the video, "Helpless" by Adrian Nava (in the Youth category) who tells a powerful story about neighborhood violence.
Hungry Kate: The Girl with a Belly Ache The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank recently released a new video starring Kate, an animated girl who is experiencing hunger. As you watch the video, think about why the creators may have chosen animation over real-life images or a dramatization. How do the images, words, and music work together to present the argument?
Tools of the Trade
Windows Live Movie Maker Download this free version of Movie Maker if you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7. Users with older versions of Windows (XP) should already have a different version of Movie Maker installed.
iMovie '11 Mac users may need to download this from the App store if it hasn't been previously installed.
WeVideo This online video editing software even allows you to collaborate on projects by inviting up to five editors to participate in your project. There is a free version, but you can only publish online - no local downloads are permitted.
SaveVid Use this online tool for grabbing videos from the Web. Simply paste the URL into the designated box and choose to download the file as an MP4. Need Tutorials? Click here.