Created in Camtasia, this video teaches beginning photography students how to load film into a 35mm camera and also how to rewind the film.
Originally intended for a target audience of high school photography students, this video is appropriate for anyone with an interest in 35mm film photography. A written script was prepared first, the video was filmed with an iPhone and edited in Camtasia.
As part of my ongoing interest in deepening students' understanding of the history and science of photography, I created the Camera Obscura website as a project in partial fulfillment of the degree requirements for the Masters in Educational Technology at CSUEB.
Topics covered on the website include the discovery, history and uses of the camera obscura through the years, scientific explanation of the phenomenon of camera obscura, and a tutorial that demonstrates step by step how to easily construct a pinhole camera. Further resources are included.
Under my direction, two advanced photography students produced a video demonstrating how to make a pinhole camera for beginning students.
The video was part of a website detailing the history and science of the camera obscura and intended as a series of lessons for young adult and adult students culminating in the creation of a pinhole camera. Complete instructions in the form of a pictorial tutorial and extension lessons are included at the website.
A drag and match game created in flash that teaches technical vocabulary and camera functions. Intended for high school photography students, the game also has relevance for beginning photography students of all ages.
Created in collaboration with fellow student MIchelle Kelley, the video tutorial and accompanying website demonstrates advanced techniques in the use of the iPhone. Specific topics covered include how to create folders, moving apps into folders, deleting apps and turning off apps that are running to conserve battery.
The ADDIE instructional design model was utilized in the design of the tutorial and website. The video tutorial was filmed on an iPad following a script written by myself.
The website was created as a resource for my students and myself. This is the place where students can get their assignments, including downloadable .pdf versions, as well as annual paper work such as camera use permission slips, syllabii and classroom policies. It's also the place where students can upload their completed assignments and art work so that it can be shared and viewed by everyone in the class.
I also envision this website as a location for information about artists that we study - not just photographers but influential, international artists of the 20th century. The hope is that a dialogue will arise between students that will encourage critical thinking and student independence.