Assignment: Create a video that demonstrates changes over time.
Reflection: This video was a very interesting assignment for a couple of reasons. First, it gave me the chance to produce a time-lapse video–something I have wanted to try for a while but never actually sat down to create. Second, it gave me a good opportunity to use the intervalometer on my Nikon D200 DSLR camera. To create the video I took a small vase and filled it with ice cubes. I set my camera on a tripod and set it to take a photo every 15 seconds until the battery died, which resulted in over 300 shots over a period of roughly one and a half hours. I then imported all the photos into Final Cut Pro X, put them together into a single timeline, and added a very subtle zoom effect to the whole video. It was a fun and challenging project, and I look forward to helping students create other similar projects in the classroom.
Standards Addressed: TL-I Technology Operations and Concepts. TL-III.A.5 Design methods and model strategies for teaching concepts and skills that support use of media-based tools such as television, audio, print media, and graphics.