One of the summer reading books for sixth graders at Classen School of Advanced Studies, in Oklahoma City Public Schools, is “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien. To review the book before the start of school Monday, my kids and I created a four minute and eighteen second “quick edit” movie about “The Hobbit” using Legos, finger puppets, a Webkinz eagle and some drawings. This was a lot of fun and hopefully a good review activity for Sarah, who was our narrator.

This is an example of “quick edit” videography, which I explore in detail in my eBook, “Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing.”

Media projects like this which support “the ethic of minimal clicks” are much more practical and doable for class assignments than more time-intensive video projects. This entire video took us about two hours to plan and produce.

This video was our fourth take. I’ll share a “behind the scenes” post soon giving more details about what we used to create this, but the main ingredients (besides creativity) were an iPad2 and iRig mic.


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