12 Days of Christmas iPaddery – Day 4

Day 4: Promote your Christmas production with an iMovie trailer (Y5+6)

iMovie is an excellent app, full of huge creative potential and free on all newish iPads. A really great way into it is to use the trailer feature.

There is a range of templates to choose from and the children add their own pictures (or very short video) and a number of powerful pieces of text to these to create a thoroughly professional piece with which they will be very proud.

Text style, music and structure are locked into the template so it’s important to get that choice right at the outset. It’s also good to get children to storyboard on paper first before they hit the app; this blog has some splendid printable storyboard planning sheets that you can use with the children first, as well as further notes of explanation about the templates.

iMovie Storyboards

They will want to share what they’ve done beyond school. An easy way to spread this joy will follow tomorrow.

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