Directing Actors

Directors are responsible for helping actors perform according to the script or plan. Some directors choose to be involved to the point of requesting specific movements, facial expressions, and gestures.

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Differences Between Video Production and Public Speaking

Video productions beg for more visual stimulation than is usually available in a live public speech. Video audiences are accustomed to a steady stream of visual stimulation beyond the talking head.

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The Show Must Go On

Project and Pre-Production Deadlines:
Is Copyright and Permissions getting in the way of educating?
What to do when THE SHOW MUST GO ON.

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Finding the Voice of a Child Through Video

MS00And what would be the value in that? Based on pretty much every K-12 class I have attended, the “voice” of young and older children is certainly not in short supply!

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Matters of the Moviemaking Mind: Finding the Voice of a Child Through Video - Part 2

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My last article talked about the value of a child’s voice in education. The question that arises next is just how a child’s voice can be found. There are some recommendations available for starters.

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The Future of TV Is the Internet

School administrators can readily remember a time when television was the primary source of family entertainment each evening, and viewing choices were limited to three networks. In little more than decade, the communications landscape has changed so radically that such a notion seems like it was ages ago.

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Communication Skills in Video Production: Acting

Acting will  often be required in student productions.  Learing by acting is a powerful method of instruction.  Student actors must understand on an intellectual level lthe content of the performance and connect emotionally to their characters, who are set in a time, place, and social context.

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Matters of the Movie Making Mind: “The Problem” with Video

m_schoonmakerAs I listened to the principle describe the challenges she and her K-8 school faced in the coming school year, I was disheartened— and at the same time energized.

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