Mission: Create a beautiful movie (30-seconds) of wild nature.
- Record 15 to 20 videos of wild nature.
- Each video must be at least 5 seconds long.
- All videos widescreen. Double tap the center of the video to show the widescreen.
- The only thing in the video is wild nature. Nothing made by civilization or humans.
- Videos of wild animals are excellent: bugs, ants, butterflies, spiders, frogs, caterpillars, etc.
- Color is excellent, especially colorful flowers, leaves, webs, etc.
- Close up videos are preferred
- Make sure every video has natural motion, such as:
- Animal moving
- Wind moving a plant back and forth
- Camera motion:
- From one side to the other, left to right = truck
- Slowly forward, or slowly backward = dolly
- Up or down, slowly and smoothly = pedestal
- Pan or tilt can be used, but are not as interesting as the three above.
- A combination or blend of these motions.
- Hint 1: Try out the motion once before recording.
- Hint 2: Move your entire body, rather than just the camera.
- Do not use zoom unless you can not get any closer to the object.
- If you have time during class to work on this outside, do the following:
- Stay within 20 feet of your teacher, in view of your teacher.
- Remain on the road, 2-track, or trail at all times, with your teacher.
- Speak quietly, or in whispers, so as to record nature sounds (wind, grass, trees, etc.)
- Be respectful of all living things. Leave them in their natural state. Do not touch animals.
- Pick up any trash you might see. Take it back to school to a trash can.
- Use a video editing app to combine the videos into a single nature movie.
- For iOS, use iMovie (if available)
- Use transitions between the clips, but without sound effects.