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PS 124 Fifth Grade Film Fest: Video Reports & Video Poetry

March 16, 2007

Classes 5-302 and 5-303 showed off their video productions to a packed library full of students and teachers yesterday.

Ecology VideosEcology Videos

5-303 made 6 different videos out of the same set of video footage that they shot on their trip to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.

Using the Mac program iMovie in groups, they chose what clips they wanted to include, wrote and recorded narration, and added music and effects to create unique messages. After 2 rounds of screening them as a class, critiquing and re-editing, they finished their final cuts and shared them with their peers yesterday.

View these samples on The Media Spot, and stay tuned for more when we add them to YouTube:

Natalie, Leslie, Aylin and Kaitlin

Alyssa, Veronica and Sylvia

List Poetry Video StillList Poetry Videos

Since December, class 5-302 has been adapting original poems into videos. The 5th grade created “List Poems” in the Fall in response to Walt Whitman’s There was a Child Went Forth on their blog.

Working in pairs, they selected their five favorite lines from their list poem on the theme of Nature created by classes 5-302 and 5-303, and worked on putting them in sequence with Mr. Marsano, and Mr. Worsley, their literacy coach.

They searched the Internet for fair use images that complimented the theme and tone of their poetry lines. They matched those images together with recorded readings of their lines using iMovie software on their class computers.

When the first drafts were completed, they critiqued each other’s work for clarity of the theme, reading style, and editing style, during a “works in progress” screening. After a follow-up reading workshop with Mr. Worsley, they re-recorded their voices, and added music, sound effects, video transitions and other effects.

Below are a few samples hosted by The Media Spot, soon we will upload them all to YouTube and post the links here:

Ulices and Carely

Jimmy and Jorge


David and Hyat

Thanks for everyone who participated! We’ll have another film fest this year with the works of these experienced filmmakers, and others around the school.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Natalie permalink
    March 18, 2007 12:36 pm

    GREAT JOB ON THE POEMS I like them alot!

  2. Natalie permalink
    March 18, 2007 12:36 pm

    Great job1

  3. March 18, 2007 12:45 pm

    Hey fifth graders good job….


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