• HOW TO MAKE AN IMOVIE ENGAGING

    iMovie How To  

    iMovie is a powerful video editing program but is simple enough for students to use to create an informational and entertaining book trailer! 

    For this project, not only are you possibly enticing others to read the book (that is if you liked it yourself), but are using this feature to inform and entertain!   

    You must focus on the content of this project.  In just a few minutes, you must cover the most important aspects of your non-fiction text and “teach” the contents of it to the class.  In order for this book trailer to be inspirational and informative, you get to choose and add your own images to this presentation.  Be mindful and make sure the images apply and follow the words that you present.  You can add effects, transitions and titles, but you don’t want to overdo it!  Less is usually more in professional presentations; therefore, keep it keep and simple. 

    THINGS TO PAY ATTENTION TO:  The tone of your voice, the Content, Images, Effects… 

     

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    Content

     

     

    There is clear evidence of understanding theme, plot, and characters of the novel.

     

     

    There is evidence of understanding of theme, plot, and characters.

     

     

    Some evidence exists of understanding of theme, plot, and characters.

     

     

    Little evidence exists to show an understanding of theme, plot, and characters.

     

     

    No evidence suggests an understanding of theme, plot, and characters.

     

     

    Camera & Images

     

     

    Video is steady and focused. Still shots/pictures are clear and not pixilated on full screen.

     

     

    Most of the video is clear and steady. Images are mostly clear and not pixilated.

     

     

    Some unclear scenes and blurry images.

     

     

    Video quality is poor or images are very unclear.

     

     

    Video quality is very poor and images are very unclear.

     

     

    Effects, Transitions, Titles

     

     

    Effects, titles, transitions are used effectively throughout the movie. Titles are free of spelling errors and grammatically correct.

     

     

    Transitions, titles, and effects are used and most are consistent and effective. Titles contain one error in grammar and/or spelling.

     

     

    Transitions, titles, and effects are not used consistently in movie. Titles contain two errors in grammar and/or spelling.

     

     

    Few transitions, titles, or effects are used. Titles contain three to five errors in grammar and/or spelling.

     

     

    Very few, if any, transitions, titles, or effects are used. Titles contain several errors in spelling and grammar.

     

     

    Copyright

     

     

    All graphic and music enhancements are owned by the creator of the podcast or copyright cleared with appropriate documentation

     

     

     

    Graphic and music enhancements are owned by the creator of the podcast or copyright cleared.

     

     

     

    Use of copyrighted works is questionable.

     

     

     

    Copyright infringement is obvious.

     

     

     

     

    Length of production

     

     

    Podcast length keeps the audience interested and engaged.

     

     

     

    Podcast length keeps audience listening.

     

     

     

    Podcast length is somewhat long or somewhat short to keep audience engaged.

     

     

     

    Podcast is either too long or too short to keep the audience engaged.