Monday, September 29, 2014

Video Book Reviews in the Common Craft Style

This evening on the Common Craft blog I saw a video in which someone reviewed The Art of Explanation by making a video in the Common Craft style. The producer of the video, Bruce Herwig, wrote a blog post explaining the lessons he learned in the video production process.

Applications for Education
I've written about book trailers a handful of times in the past. (Most recently in this post in June). Usually those projects are focused on having students produce something that will get other students interested in a book. The approach that Bruce Herwig uses in the video above is slightly different as it focuses more on providing a clear overview of the book rather than just trying to hook viewers into reading the book. That approach could be a good one for high school students to use as a means to providing reviews of non-fiction works that may not have the entertainment value of fiction works.