1st Green Screen Attempt
The class was so excited to get started trying this idea of green screens out they were the ones to think of using the Smartboard as a green screen. It worked but the student was backlit.
Green Shirt on Green Screening Day
The next couple tries we used green bulliten board paper but the shade of green was too dark and matched several book covers, making it hard to have a clean background. And the room was very noisy. I also think I had the volume up too high on the iPad.
But some of the videos turned out ok. Often the students just froze and forgot what they were going to say...I did the same on my first project!
Grumpy Noodle the Puppy
Round 3... and things are starting to come together!
I picked up a lime green table cloth from Party City and attached it to a bulletin board. I picked a bright and sunny spot unlike the dark corner we were in before. I filmed through the DoInk App and added background music in iMovie. I also let the class play with this new tool and get to know it a little better. So we pulled out the dress up clothes and just played for a little bit....it helped a lot!
Now I think we are ready to use this for a language arts or science video project.
Round 4....We have learned a lot!
The lime green paper (not plastic because it's shiny) table cloth from Party City worked and the green science board also worked well. But you need it to be in a very well lit area and totally flat. Any shadowy areas get pixelly. Also the green straws from Starbucks worked really well. They are strong and a great shade of green. Surprisingly they worked with the lime green background better than lime green straws for the puppets. Also the crayons didn't work well they looked ghostly but markers fixed that.
Tales from the Fruit Bowl
All stories are taken from real life situations in kindergarten. Names, locations and even species have been changed to protect the innocent.