How to make YouTube Movie
Your movie will contain video records , photos and text
Try to find a good camcorder for the sound and movie quality. Make sure your are alone in the room where you capture the video so that there will be no background noise.Otherwise you will loose your chance to participate the contest(www.stemcontest.com) due to poor quality of sound and movie.
Before starting :
You should have a Harmony Gmail account in the format (firstname.lastname@example.org)
First write the script and email it to your demo teacher.
if there is anything wrong or missing in the script update it with the teacher
STEP 2:The scenario of your movie;
Name of your demo as a tittle
Topic of your demonstration , such as "Newton`s first law"
Show the action part as a combination of movie and photos.More than the speech audience would like to watch the action parts of your experiment. So make your presentation attractive so that we will not get bored and enjoy the experiment.
Explain the principle behind it
Begin with "Hi , I am from Harmony Schools" , end up your speech with "thanks for watching Harmony Schools !"
Use a logo of your School at the end of movie.
Be careful about using format 4:3 or 16:9 format so that there will be no empty black frame around your movie.
STEP 3: Create Your YouTube Channel
Sign up for YouTube with your harmony gmail that you might use for stem projects.
Create/activate/start your YouTube channel.Make your channel public view.
Name your channel with the name of your project. Never give your name ! Never use your channel other than STEM projects.
Attention !!! : be careful about your privacy.Never you your full name in your profile.
Also do not upload a photo that identifies you.
How to change your profile name ?
Log in to YOUTUBE
Right click on your gmail address/channel name on the right up corner
Click on "settings"
Click "Profile setup"
Change your name. Use your name of project as a profile name
Add a profile picture. That should be a picture of your project.
Subscribe school channel : http://www.youtube.com/hsahoustonhigh and your school channel
Subscribe to harmony schools channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/harmonyschools
STEP 4:Upload your movie to your YouTube channel.
Upload it movie to your YouTube channel.
Give a name to your movie.(the name as 'YOUR CAMPUS NAME - NAME of your project'' OR " HARMONY STEM PROJECT 2012 - your project name" )
Add these tags on YouTube for your movie;like "STEM Projects, Harmony STEM, Harmony Schools, Harmony Science Academy, HPS, Charter Schools, PBL, T-STEM, Science Demonstrations, Physics Demo, STEM educators, STEM Teachers Race to the Top, Dr. Soner Tarim, Individualized education, blended learning, 21 century skills, next generation science, 5E model, experiment, cool, inquiry".(P.S.: if you are not sure about the quality of the movie or content , show the movie first before you use the school name and add tags or wait your teacher to grade it ,if you get full-credit then you can add these tags.)
Write the followings items for description part of YouTube Video;
Brief introduction of your project.
Add the same tags again:"STEM Projects, Harmony STEM, Harmony Schools, Harmony Science Academy, HPS, Charter Schools, PBL, T-STEM, Science Demonstrations, Physics Demo, STEM educators, STEM Teachers Race to the Top, Dr. Soner Tarim, Individualized education, blended learning, 21 century skills, next generation science, 5E model, experiment, cool, inquiry"
Add the text below about Harmony Public Schools
"Harmony Public Schools: Where Excellence is Our Standard"
Harmony Schools blend: The highest standards and expectations,
A rigorous math and science-centered curriculum, and Engaged and Dedicated teachers and families,
... to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life."
We are equipping Harmony Schools' students for college, preparing them for life and helping them achieve excellence, while making a positive impact on our community, our state and our nation. At the Harmony Schools, we are dedicated to creating an academically rigorous environment that nurtures students, expects excellence and helps all students realize their full potential. At Harmony, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential At Harmony, we believe families play an important role in helping students achieve excellence and are an integral part of our school's community. A Harmony education fosters excellence as a life-skill, and opens the door to a world of opportunity. At the Harmony Schools, by focusing on math and science, we are developing the next generation of innovators and thinkers we need to succeed in the global economy and environment. At the Harmony Schools, we are leading the way in math and science education, so our children can lead our state and our nation in the future. At Harmony, we provide a safe, nurturing academic environment that expects excellence and prepares students for success in college and in life.
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it is important that;
Background is good looking , clean and tidy
Your workbench/table is tidy and clean
Have school t-shirt during the record
Sound and explanation is clear
Brightness and contrast of movie is okay
Cut the meaningless part of movie when you are editing
The materials , procedure and the action part should be clearly watched in your movie.
NEVER shake the camcorder during record. I hate it !
Smile and enjoy the activity !
Everyone is intelligent enough to notice whether you are reading the scripts from somewhere or not, so please respect the audience and do not cheat us ! Relax and be natural , you are not reporting the news ! We want to have fun with science !
if you do not want to be seen in the movie , you can prepare your presentation in a movie format and speak at the background , so that you do not need to show up.
if you want to use background music;
Do not violate copyright.
Use instrumental format
No music or no loud musics when you are speaking
You don't need to use background music.
You are 13 or older.
Your parents signed the media release form.