Photoshop for kids Video
This week for my Bi weekly report, I decided to take a look at the Photoshop for Kids videos. The video I focused on was "Video Art in Photoshop: Adding Photoshop Filters to Video". The video teaches how to edit video clips using extended versions of Photoshop.
First of all, I thought it was an interesting video because I didn't even know that it was possible to edit video clips in Photoshop. Another thing I liked about the process is that it is very simple. It isn't a technique that would take a long time if you had to do it in a classroom with a lot of students but it still seems like something that would be fun for the kids.
After watching the video I started thinking that this editing technique would be good to use in a classroom because it could make a short and simple video much more exciting for both the kids and the viewer. One of the great things about editing the videos this way is that there are so many editing options and you can preview them before you try them out. It gives the kids more options and allows some room for creative freedom. It would be interesting to see which filters they would use and how they would use them. I think through using Photoshop, you could take rather simple videos of the students making funny faces or doing fun dances (like the ones we do in class!) and make them really cool.
I know that it wouldn't be possible to do this assignment in all schools because they might not have enough computers or even computers with Photoshop, but for the ones that do, it could be a lot of fun. It seems like a project that wouldn't be too demanding on the teacher, would keep the kids occupied with out taking up a lot of class time, and would teach the kids new skills in Photoshop.
Link to Photoshop for Kids Videos
Adding Photoshop Filters to Video
Dalesio, Nicole. "Video Art in Photoshop: Adding Photoshop Filters to Video on Vimeo." Vimeo, Video Sharing For You. 14 Apr. 2010. Web. 03 Nov. 2011.