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1. My teaching context


I have been teaching EFL at the Franco-Brazilian secondary school in Sao Paulo. My students are mostly teenagers (from 13 to 19) and come from bilingual (sometimes trilingual) families so English is a third language for them.

2. How my students would respond to a class video project


There are some groups who are very much interested in creating and producing videos.Unfortunately creative expression and production is not very much a priority at the school I teach at and time is short for students as they have a double curriculum (French and Brazilian)

3. My previous experience with class video projects


I first used traditional video in 1998 to show our e-mailing correspondents what our city, school and kids looked like. They also rehearsed a fashion show, which we recorded.

I have also used videos to record oral work, individual and peer review
See rubrics and description at: http://members.tripod.com/the_english_dept/docfiles/rubrics1les.doc

and recorded televised ads they produced and starred for a unit on Advertising and Media.

Last year when I went to NZ, they produced some videos on Windows Movie Maker using photos, sound and effects on the city so I could show them around. They have posted them to YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yElVF3beupc

4. My experience with digital video


I have a digital still camera that records video and audio pretty well. I have just bought an Apple so I have iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand and iDVD but have not used them yet. I have used Windows Movie Maker for a Personal Narrative http://beewebhead.net/archives/category/personal-experience/
and
Vimeo :http://beewebhead.net/index.php?s=vimeo&x=36&y=9

5. My use of video production literature


I have put up a page with links to flash videos(flash activism) and ads and prepared exercises to accompany them. You can find them here
http://members.tripod.com/the_english_dept/logo/index.html
See Naomi Klein video, Apple Adventure and The Meatrix and Store Wars

Good resource on video publishing online:
http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2006/11/25/video_publishing_online_where_to.htm

6. Subjects and topics I'd like to learn more about during this session


Ideas and how to better use scripting and editing + jargon that goes with it.