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  1. msg Videos message posted Videos Dear Barbara, I enjoyed the video about Sao Paulo. In your message to the group, you mentioned t…
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    Dear Barbara,

    I enjoyed the video about Sao Paulo. In your message to the group, you mentioned this was only one of the videos your students made. As I have become particularly interested in this kind of videos made of stills, I wonder if you could be so kind as to point me to where I can find the other videos your students made.

    Thank you very much,

    Sergio Mazzarelli
    3:05 am

Friday, February 16

  1. msg sites message posted sites This sounds very interesting Sergio. Great idea! Hope to chat with you tomorrow~ Ryan
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    This sounds very interesting Sergio. Great idea!
    Hope to chat with you tomorrow~
    Ryan
    4:32 pm

Saturday, February 10

  1. msg your video lesson plan message posted your video lesson plan Hi Sergio, I didn't see your lesson plan before I watched and responded to your video. Great …
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    Hi Sergio,

    I didn't see your lesson plan before I watched and responded to your video.

    Great idea and thorough. I especially like the idea of students reviewing each other's work - a sort of peer editing if you will. Maybe after their rough edit students could do a peer review and then go on to do a final cut of their videos. Then do a final "movie review" activity.

    Best,
    Sue P.
    8:44 am

Friday, February 9

  1. msg comment message posted comment These videos are very good, but strangely a number of the expressions they explain are not phrasal …
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    These videos are very good, but strangely a number of the expressions they explain are not phrasal verbs.
    6:52 am

Wednesday, February 7

  1. msg video praise message posted video praise Hi Sergio, This turned out very nice. I watched it a couple times. I like the organized order of…
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    Hi Sergio,

    This turned out very nice. I watched it a couple times. I like the organized order of the pictures: snow, college, temple, mountain top, ocean-side, church, bridge. My wife is Japanese and she watched it, commenting "That's a famous place" on a couple of the pictures.

    Watching the video a few times, I noticed that sometimes a particular edit would happen on beat, but not always. There *might* be an audio/video sync problem. Have you noticed that?

    On a couple edits I thought a dissolve might look nice.. where one picture fades/dissolves into the next. I also wondered if some motion might look nice, like in the shot of the church: if we start zoomed-in on the building, and then slowly zoomed out to reveal the stairs, that might spice things up a bit. Maybe try these things in Video #2 :) (Note: See Juan's video again for use of zooms. Remember that one shot of the bird - then we zoomed out to see that the bird was standing on the remains of the Roman Aquaduct? Nice!)

    About your video-project lesson plan, it seems very clear, doable, and fun. It also reminded me of Sue's hometown project and of Cora's lesson plan (Week 3). I think the work your students produce with this project would be interesting to ESL/EFL students studying in other countries, and vice-versa. Lots to build on. Great!

    When your students upload their videos to the internet, will they include some of their journaling about the photographs - what, where, and why they're in the slide-show?

    Lastly, I think the shot of the snowman added an important personal touch to the piece. I'm glad you left that in.

    I look forward to watching your students videos.
    Ryan
    8:57 am

Monday, February 5

  1. msg video praise message posted video praise Hi Juan, This is beautifully done. I really enjoyed watching it. I loved the music you chose too…
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    Hi Juan,

    This is beautifully done. I really enjoyed watching it. I loved the music you chose too and even tried to find it on the web .. (could you send me the link to this song/music site? thanks!)
    I went ahead and posted your video to your wikipage. To do so I clicked on the little tv icon in the formatting patette and pasted the code there.
    Though is was a bit abrupt, I liked how you stopped the music at one point and let us hear the natural, quiet sound of the area before coming back to the music...
    Thanks for sharing. I hope to see more of your videos in the future.
    Ryan
    6:31 pm

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