A few weeks ago, my 10 year old son asked to make a green screen for his fifth grade project. I had not every used one (even if 50 of my students had), but thought I should give it a try. So, I got some butcher block paper (in green) and made a screen in my basement. It took about five minutes to cut and staple the green paper up.
I asked Zach a few questions.
1. What did you think about doing this project? It was fun. I enjoyed doing it. I can't wait for my class to see it.
2. Would you rather have used a poster board? No, it was more technologist (his word). I would rather do that because I like technology more then markers, caryons and posterboard. It makes it fun.
Hi this is Hanna, Garth's daughter. Well my dad wants me to write about how and why I used the green screen. I got the idea when Zach used it, my teacher said we could make a model, make a travel brochure, make a rap, make an analogy book, or make a song. Being myself, of course I chose the song! It took some persuading, but I convinced two of my friends to join me. The end result was kind of sloppy but good enough. We needed to cover all the parts of the cell and their functions. We VERY easily chose this song because everyone loves gangnam style. And my friend being herself wanted to dance so it was the perfect combination. But it took many steps to use the green screen. First there was left over paper from Zach's project and we stapled it to the wall. Then we had to measure the paper up to the computer screen. It took many, many, many takes to get it right, but we finally did. We added little quirks that we enjoyed and left the editing to dad. If I were to do this again I would definitely practice more and be more prepared with rotations and dancing. Oh and make sure to get your pictures BEFORE the movie so you know where to point and what to do. I know from expirence... :/ Overall, this was very fun and funny to do! :)