Imagine a school where kids learn about technology and inclusion with the help of short videos [beta version].
Find out how in this document
The first module of this tech-educational adventure focuses on cyber security & internet safety and will
run from 10-2017 to 02-2018.
Take a look at the event, which we held in Anderlecht (Belgium) on 26/10, on the European Cyber Security Month platform!
Join the #WorldChildrensDay video-challenge launched by
Hilde Vautmans, member of the School of the Future's Trustee Board.
Ah, yes, she is also member of the European Parliament and she believes that from the future of school the future of Europe depends.
A Smartphone Videomaking Manifesto
Smart Videos has designed a very slim and practical 30-page guide for
smartphone video-making beginners.
You can download it here for free.
Give it a read, download any app for video-editing, and start your career as a little smartphone video-maker.
Remember: nothing can stop you from joining the SMART revolution!
After getting the basics from the manual, it is time to learn by doing,
which is - by the way - the best way to learn video-making.
In this example, you will see a very short video that presents the School of the Future in a very simple visual, made of a few shots, some description, and a nice music.
Ready? Give it a try!
Videos are simple moving pictures. So, the easiest way to start is by mixing together some pics like in Exercise 1.
The goal is to get some practice with one of the many existing apps for video-editing, whether you are on an Android or an iOs environemnt.
Try to sync the change of image with any music: apps for video-editing are great, but you need to get used to both all their possibilities and constraints: believe us, it is definitely worth it!
Once you know how to handle simple files, such as pictures, it will be much easier to go on with something less predictable,
such as a video file.
This example invites you to try out one of the most basic and powerful features of video-making: the reproduction of the same action from different angles.
Cuts are extremely important in video-making, as they determine the rhytme of a clip.
Exercise 2 shows a very simple example, but you can apply variations of the same principle for the rest of your life!
After getting a bit of training, it is time to try to do something that might sound simple,
but it is not: videos deliver better messages by telling a story.
After watching your video, are people falling asleep? Are they willing to commit suicide? Did they make a trivial comment, such as "aaah, niiiiiice (whatever)!".
Well, stay strong: there is still some work to do...