One-second Films



To celebrate the recent publication of my new book Film in Action for DELTA Publishing, I’m sharing a number of activities you can try out with your students. This activity encourages students to create their own one-second-long films about something which is beautiful or important to them and to then talk about why they chose this moment to film.

If you can’t find a compilation of one-second-long videos, here’s a compilation which has worked well with my students.


Seconds Of Beauty – 1st round compilation from The Beauty Of A Second on Vimeo.


Use this compilation or choose your own, and then move onto the activity as outlined below:




You might like to hold an awards ceremony for your students’ films. You might also like to create – or even better, get your students to create –  a compilation video of all their films.

If you try this activity with your students, do please let me know how it goes (in the Comments box below)!



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