How do they seem?

film_in_action_coverJPGTo celebrate the  publication of my new book Film in Action for DELTA , I’m going to share some activities from the book in a series of  posts over the coming weeks.

This is a wonderful short film I recommend you use with this activity.

 

Less Than One from artperezjr on Vimeo.
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If you try this activity with your students, do please let me know how it goes (in the Comments box below)!

 

Kieran

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Making a Response Video

film_in_action_coverJPGTo celebrate the forthcoming publication of my new book Film in Action for DELTA Publishing, I’m sharing some activities from the book in a series of  posts over the coming weeks. In this activity students respond to a viral video by creating their own video response. Here is a viral video which works well with this activity.

 

 

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

 

Kieran

How Do They Sound

film_in_action_coverJPGTo celebrate the  publication of my new book Film in Action for DELTA , I’m going to share some activities from the book in a series of  posts over the coming weeks.

This is a wonderful short film I recommend you use with this activity.

WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE :: Short Film from Truce Films on Vimeo.

 

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

 

Kieran

Film in Action Competition

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To celebrate the publication of Film In Action which is now available in book shops and on Amazon, we are delighted to announce a film-making competition in which your school can win the following fantastic prizes:

  •  A license for Camtasia Studio 8 which helps you create professional videos easily  (value 250 US dollars).
  • A licence for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 which allows you to edit, organise and share digital images  (value 150 US dollars).
  • A  copy of Film in Action.

Your students are almost certainly creating their own videos and short films with their mobile phones outside school. We think it’s a fantastic idea to bring this creative video and film-making into the language learning classroom. In Film in Action there are lots of activities which encourage students to create their own videos. To help you get your students creating short videos in your classes our competition uses an activity from Film In Action in which students have to make their own ‘how-to’ videos using a mobile phone or other mobile device.  Follow the activity as outlined below:

 

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Their videos should be no longer than 5 minutes and they have to upload them to YouTube and, you, their teacher, should send a link to the video to kieranthomasdonaghy@gmail.com before Monday 1st June. You should also briefly (in less than 100 words) describe your teaching context, name of institution,  the names of the students who made the video, and any other relevant information. All of the videos would be published individually in short posts on the Film in Action site. The winner will be announced on Thursday 4th June.

Here’s an example of the type of video your students could create.

 

I hope you and your students enjoy the activity and the competition.

Branded Shorts

film_in_action_coverJPGTo celebrate the forthcoming publication of my new book Film in Action for DELTA Publishing in April, I’m going to share some activities from the book in a series of  posts over the coming weeks.

Choose a branded short (a film which has been created for a company, organisation or product) which you think your students will like. Here’s a branded short which has worked well with my students.

Dove: Real Beauty Sketches from John X. Carey on Vimeo.

 

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

branded shorts

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

 

Kieran

One-second Films

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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:

 

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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)!

Kieran

Viral Videos

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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. In this activity students are encouraged to discuss why films become viral, and analyse a viral film.

Choose a viral film which you think your students will like. Here’s a short viral video which has worked well with my students.

 

 

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

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

Kieran