In this unit, Year 5 pupils have the opportunity to work in groups to create short videos. As they progress through the unit they will develop skills of capturing, editing and manipulating video using a range of devices and software. Pupils are guided with step by step support throughout taking their ideas from conception to completion. At the end of the teaching unit pupils have the opportunity to reflect on and assess their progress in creating a video. This unit provided by the National Centre for Computing Education covers key areas of the Upper Key Stage 2 computing curriculum;

  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
  • Work with variables and various forms of input and output,
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

 

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Lesson 1 - What Is Video?

In this session, pupils explore a brief history of moving images, from still images in art to computer generated imagery (CGI) and recorded video. Pupils will be taught to explain that a video can include both visual and audio media in order to relay a message to an audience, record an event or to convince people....

Lesson 2 - Identifying Devices

In this session pupils will explore devices and apps that record audio and video. Pupils will be given the opportunity to investigate the pros and cons of using audio devices such as dictation machines and will locate features such as the on/off button, record button, volume, camera lens and zoom on a range of...

Lesson 3 - Using A Device

In this session, pupils will explore devices and apps in order to make short recordings. Pupils will locate a range of functions and practice the safe handling of equipment. The resources support pupils to use zoom, angle and movement and to work as part of a group to begin recording content. This session is third...

Lesson 4 - Features Of An Effective Video

In this session pupils will investigate the features of an effective video, focussing on use of theme, setting, colour, dialogue, sound and characters. The resources support pupils to record a video demonstrating key features and to be able to explain why lighting and angle are important when producing an effective...

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