Thursday, August 4, 2011

Superb VIMEO films

Via Al Humphreys and Victoria Ellis


MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

Superb...
Watch full screen...

First minute of the new school year SORTED....


Also follow the links to LEARN and EAT...

5 comments:

martin said...

Awesome films, all three of them. But what about the second minute of the school year? I mean, what are you going to have the class do with it?

GeoBlogs said...

Hi Martin
Thanks for the comment and the interest in Cultcha
There's plenty of options for that:
a) watch the film again and see how many locations they can identify, perhaps pausing at particular points e.g. Louvre pyramid at 00.05 means they went to Paris...
b) make their own version of the film using images and Smartboard software
c) write an e-mail with some questions for the film-maker or add a comment to Vimeo if the teacher logs in
d) look at the Importance Statement for Geography and see which elements of geography curriculum the video covers in 1 minute e.g. rural-urban contrasts, globalisation, cultural exploration etc.
e) consider the planning that went into this 1 minute of film - what was the carbon footprint of the project ?
f) watch the LEARN or EAT video and make connections between locations
g) suggest other ONE WORD projects that could be filmed...
h) do you want me to go on ??

:)

martin said...

At first I also thought it would be interesting to identify as many locations as possible, and then try to make connections between them etc. But the cuts are so fast that I find it too difficult to really identify a lot of places with some certainty, even when watching it twice. You would either have to pause it often, or (if this is possible in Vimeo, or in some other software) show it in slow motion, or prepare a slideshow of stills (maybe that's the best option, because it allows you to discuss each still/location for as long as you like).

GeoBlogs said...

You could certainly pause Vimeo - I tend to pause and let the film buffer to the end anyway otherwise it can stutter on a slow connection.
A slideshow of some stills is a good idea, especially if students then have to identify the location...
e.g. I snipped out one of the images with SNIPPING TOOL and then dragged it into the new Google Image search and it found the location in a few seconds - magic :)
So it could become a treasure hunt with the locations gradually worked out and located on a map

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