At the end of this session, you should be able to:
Convert a section of a DVD into a digital file
Edit film clips and share them online
Use Web 2.0 to create online discussions around film clips
Activity 1: Extracting video clips from a DVD
For this activity, we will be using Xilisoft DVD to WMV converter 6 (PC) or Handbrake (Mac). If the software is already installed on your machine, simply run it. Otherwise, install it using one of the links below:
Handbrake (32 bits – Older Macs)
Handbrake (64 bits – Newer Macs)
VLC (Mac – required to run Handbrake)
Activity 2: Editing video clips
For this activity, we will be using Windows Live Movie Maker (PC) or iMovie (Mac). If the software is already installed on your machine, simply run it. Otherwise, install it using one of the links below:
Windows Live Movie Maker (PC – Windows 7 and Vista)
Windows Movie Maker (PC – Windows XP)
iMovie comes pre-installed on every new Mac and is not available for download.
Activity 3: Embedding video clips in in PowerPoint
For this activity, we will be using Microsoft PowerPoint. Please run the application on your computer.
Activity 4: Uploading and sharing video clips
For this activity, we will be using a free online service called DropBox. If you do not have an existing DropBox account, click here to create a free account.
Do not forget to make a note of your username and password so that you can access your account again at a later date.
Click this link to activate file sharing on your DropBox account.
Activity 5: Using film clips with Web 2.0
For this activity, we will be using MMU’s Languages Web Portal. Click this link to create a new member account or to log on to your existing account.
Once a member, you may access the FILTA working space directly.
Downloadable video clips
De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté (The Beat My Heart Skipped) (Jacques Audiard, 2008, France)
Parlez-moi de la pluie (Let’s talk about the rain) (Agnès Jaoui, 2007, France)
Brassed Off (Mark Herman, 1996, UK)
Further reading and weblinks:
Create your own Web 2.0 online space using Ning.