Above and Beyond Meet a specialist who is going above and beyond the call of duty, making creative and engaging interactive content that is serving students and educators across the district and beyond. See how being a life-long learner drives MattWood, to donate his time, effort, and imagination to keep students moving and healthy.
Time is of the Essence
What it takes to make a PE video: How long does it take? Before I start: This is not included in my total time, since it’s not specifically for an individual video. It’s more to help me learn how to use the technology. Working with PowerPoint to learn how to make new ways to make backgrounds and animations: typically 5-10 hours of watching YouTube videos, trying to make fake/practice backgrounds and animating them in the style I want.
For each video , times can vary.
Creating Background Picture: 1 hour
For each 2 minute section/level: Approximately 2 hours to find pictures to include and animate/Create motion paths. 4 levels = Approximately 8 hours
Creating Intro and ending sequences, animating, editing in sound fx, 2-3 hours.
Setting up green screen, camera set-up, writing script (if needed): 1 hour.
Filming, editing scenes into iMovie: approximately 2-3 hours.
Editing scenes together, adding sound fx, adding music, making/adding slides for transitions: Approximately 2-3 hours.
Total for an 8-12 minute video: 20-22 hours (not including tech help from HELP or Microsoft Technical Support if/when needed 😉)
What it Takes
Matt makes movies. His passion for digital creativity moves him, which in turn, gets his students moving. What moves you? As a specialist in Tacoma, it often feels like we are characters in one of Matt's videos, running, dodging, jumping and avoiding the obstacles set in our path. As a community, we can help each other by sharing our gratitude, our work, and by educating the wider community on what it takes to do the job. By working together we can give and find inspiration. One good thing that has come from the current situation is the collaborative culture that is developing among people who have been isolated in their buildings. As we learn that we don't have to invent everything ourselves, we can focus on things that move us. Among us are inventors, clowns, pedagogues, encouragers, technophiles, organizers, artists... Find your strength, use it, and share.