Thursday, 25 September 2014

Tips on how to create great videos using the online video-creation tool, WeVideo

Submitted by Fiona Beal
Digital Storytelling is all the rage currently. One of the online tools that one can use to create a story is WeVideo.  WeVideo has several pricing plans one of which is a free plan.

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I am particularly interested in this application as it is one of the Apps that integrates with Google Drive.  Richard Byrne has written about this feature in a post called ‘Create Videos Online with WeVideo in Google Drive’.

                                  

What is WeVideo
In a post on WeVideo Richard Byrne from Free Technology for Teachers says ‘We Video is a collaborative online video creation tool. In the video editor you can upload your own media clips or use stock media clips to produce your video. The video editor provides tools for trimming the length of display and or sound of each element you add to your video project. What makes WeVideo collaborative is that you can invite other people to create and edit with you. WeVideo offers four different user plans. The free plan allows you to upload your videos to YouTube and Vimeo but does not allow local downloads.’

I have been getting the WeVideo tips for getting started sent to my email box and here are some of these ‘Getting Started’ tips.

#1: What is a digital story
This initial video shows you five tips to create a digital story:
1- Start with an idea
2- Write your story
3- Create a storyboard
4- Research and gather elements
5- Build your story

                         


#2 Storyboard editing.
WeVideo has 3 editing modes and this video shows you how to edit in storyboard mode.

                     

#3: Editing using the timeline mode
This is the second WeVideo editing mode.This video shows you how to edit in advanced timeline mode.

                        

#4 WeVideo- Hub (media & project management)
This video explains the project managing hub. This is the place to manage projects, manage media, publish videos, settings and more.

                             
For anyone wanting to get started and explore WeVideo their blog has three posts that look very exciting: Personal Narrative & Digital Storytelling with WeVideo [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]
This definitely seems to be an application to try out with classes at a school.

More information about WeVideo
WeVideo Academy: http://goo.gl/C0JYRg
WeVideo blog: http://blog.wevideo.com/
WeVideo Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wevideo
WeVideo YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/wevideo

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