Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How to Create a Movie Using JayCut

Yesterday I announced that Free Technology for Teachers and Next Vista for Learning had partnered to create the first Made in the Cloud Video Contest. At the end of that announcement I mentioned that my free ebook Making Videos on the Web offers instructions on how to use some web-based tools to create videos. Included in that ebook are directions for using JayCut to create a video. To further enhance those directions, I've created a series of JayCut tutorial videos. The videos are embedded below.

JayCut how to, part 1.

JayCut how to, part 2.

We Choose the Moon - 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago today President Kennedy announced to Congress that the United States would put a man on the moon before the end of the 1960's. Today, NASA featured a short video that included the audio from that speech to Congress. The video explains the significance of Kennedy's proclamation in 1961 and today. Watch the video below.

On a related note, here is a video I found on YouTube that features President Kennedy's speech to Congress and the moon landing itself.

Another related resource that you should check out is We Choose the Moon. We Choose the Moon is an interactive recreation of the Apollo 11 mission from start to finish.