Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WeVideo

WeVideo is a collaborative, online video editor that stores your working and finished files in the "cloud".  By setting up a free account using an email address, users are able to make polished videos with the aid of this program.  It allows you to edit clips, add transitions, add titles and some neat animated graphics similar to other movie making programs.  This program is very easy to use, but does contain sufficient helpful hints along the way if you get stuck using a part of it.  You may invite others (up to 5) to collaborate on the same project via a unique URL.  The free version of this program has the following components: 
  • 1 GB storage
  • 360p resolution
  • 15 export minutes per month
  • Export to Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and Twitter
  • 5 invites per project
  • 390 licensed music titles
Files can also be saved as an mp4 file for permanent storage to your devices.  The great thing about this is the cloud storage.  If students don't finish in class, they can finish from home.  Please ask your tech coach for assistance if you would like to start using this but don't know how!  We are just starting a project at QE where the students are going to make some stop motion movies using WeVideo.  The still images will be imported into WeVideo from digital cameras.  We will then reduce the time each picture is shown to have a seemless animated movie, complete with music, titles, graphics, and credits.