Final Project!

Today Romi and Alli decided to start work on our final project!  Romi really liked the poem project we did a few weeks back, so we decided to do a similar video using a poem that Romi likes called Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.  We spent today practicing reading the poem out loud and we finally decided to record it together, switching off every verse.  After a few false starts (where Alli forgot to turn on the microphone and recorded three minutes of silence), we finally were able to record the whole poem on Audacity.  We also began looking for pictures that are going to go into our slideshow to illustrate the poem.  It was a little difficult because there are many words in the poem that are not real words in English (or any other language, for that matter).

We can’t wait to see what everyone else has chosen to work on for their final projects!

-Alli and Romi

Poetry Slideshow

This is our third workshop. We’ll use Final Cut Pro to put together recordings of our voices combined with images. Final Cut Pro is a professional grade video editing tool.

Objective: Participants will create narrated slideshows in Final Cut Pro.

Stage I

  1. Record yourself reading one of the three poems in Audacity.
  2. Export the .aiff file to a directory called “Poem1” in the Save Here directory. Put all your files for today there.
  3. Import the .aiff file into Final Cut Pro (hereafter called FCP).
  4. Find three images to go with your poem. Download them to your Poem1 folder.
  5. Export your FCP video as a quicktime video.
  6. Publish to YouTube or Vimeo and post to to our WordPress site, categorize it as “Poetry Slideshow”.

Stage II  – Please pick 1 OR 2 (not both).

  1. Find your own poem, record yourself reading it, and then find images to go along with it.
  2. Write your own poem, record yourself reading it, and then find images to go along with it. Add music if you like.