Amy Wong’s and Stanley Richards’ Lower Division Science classes are using iMovie to make public service announcements (30 to 60 second movies) as part of a big project that will culminate as part of an exhibition at CAT on March 20th. Along with the movies the student groups are writing up answers to in-depth questions about the environment and writing letters to government officials.
The quality of the movies really excites me – and they aren’t using only high-end computers, they’re using older iBooks and making the best of them. The movies include motion clips and stills put together to send a strong message about the environment.
Several groups are pushing the movie-making further. They are creating their movies using a green screen. Then they’re importing their iMovie into the latest version, iMovie09, to create a custom background. This should help make the movie quite compelling.
I’m looking forward to seeing the final products that will be displayed at CAT’s Exhibition titled “Green Architecture: Why does it Pay to be Green” on March 20 at 6:30.