I created the below movie trailer for my genius hour project using iMovie. When I found out that we would be making movie trailers to showcase our genius hour projects I have to admit that I felt a little nervous. Not only are my tech and movie making skills very basic, but I also do not particularly like being on camera.
I started to explore the trailer templates that iMovie offers and slowly my nerves started to calm. I realized that iMovie had made the movie making process very user friendly. I chose a template I liked and from there I just had to add in text and video clips…iMovie took care of the rest. After exploring the trailer templates and sharing ideas with my peers, I decided on a theme for my trailer… Fairytale. From there, I started following the template provided by writing a script and deciding on what clips I wanted in my movie. After filling in the template with text, I had someone record me so that I could start filling in my video clips. This process could not have been easier!!
In the end, I actually ended up having fun with the whole process. It was cool to be able to create my own trailer with the help of such a user-friendly program. It was also quite funny creating the clips and we definitely got a laugh out of the end result.
After having completed this portion of my genius hour project I am so excited to one day have my students complete genius hour projects of their own. I would love to be able to implement the movie trailer extension into the project as well! This experience was engaging and valuable. Furthermore, it allowed us as students to tap into the creative process and take agency over our own learning. I can see using software such as iMovie as a tool in my own classroom during genius hour and other projects as it provides a unique forum for students to be able to demonstrate their learning. I would encourage you to try iMovie out for yourselves! Also, feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts on my movie trailer and genius hour project this far.
Thanks for watching!!