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Dir. of Photography, Miss. Public Broadcasting

OVERALL review: Do not use

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OVERALL review: Do not use an android device for editing video. Your end product will not be good enough to overshadow the frustration of producing it. If you must edit video shot on phone/tablet, do so on a computer first.

I have since downloaded the AndroMedia Video Editor app. It crashed a number of times. I would suggest the app needs work by the developers. The app gives options to add two supplemental audio tracks! It also gives the option to edit the entry point of those audio tracks. Every time I attempted this edit, the app crashed. I ended up saving the project for video only. I then opened that separate video and added a chosen audio track and edited that. After a couple of times was able to make it work. Note that transition lengths cannot be edited. A fade cannot be added to either the head or tail of a sequence. All in all, the app is very limiting. My suggestion would be to NOT edit in phone. If you use this with an android tablet you might have enough power to make it work, but I did not try that.

Great resource.

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Great resource.

Dir. of Photography, Miss. Public Broadcasting

I am an Androidist. No

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I am an Androidist. No apologies. For others who are, please read the reviews to the Android apps noted before you jump in. The Andromedia Video Editor as described seems awesome, but reading the reviews I would think some factors should be considered first. Is your Android phone a power house? If so, this app might work fairly well and if not, you will probably just get angry with it. Check out your options before committing and then test whatever you go with before you need it. Another one to consider: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androvid&hl=en_GB

Perfect timing! I just

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Perfect timing! I just published a post last night on 8 film-makers I love to use with students. I thought for sure I'd have some overlap with Edutopia, but we have completely different lists. Can't wait to check out these suggestions. To see 8 more, check out my post. http://elizabethvenegas.blogspot.com/2014/03/8-film-makers-for-students-...

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Magisto is also available for

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Magisto is also available for iOS, and the iOS side also has Videolicious and Vimeo as video creation tools.

Dan, I think we're on the

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Dan, I think we're on the same page. We must teach analysis ALONG with production. One without the other is...well....useless. (But unfortunately schools ARE giivng kids cameras with no instruction in visual literacy or the rules of photography) FB

K-5 Instructional Technology Specialist, Edcamper, Graduate Professor

Hi Frank, While I agree with

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Hi Frank,
While I agree with you that media literacy is very important, I'm not quite sure how absolute your statement is or should be. As a trained reading specialist, I know that with traditional literacy of reading and writing, you don't purely teach reading in isolation before you teach writing. It's the interplay between the two that really develops a literate individual. In the same way, I'd think that creating movies can lead to important questions about understanding media that would be less obvious when just learning about media literacy alone before being able to create.

That being said, I do front load media literacy skills when teaching video creation as appropriate. We're creating commercials soon in 4th grade, so we're going to show them some commercials beforehand and talk about what makes them effective or not and why.

As a media educator

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As a media educator (www.frankwbaker.com) I appreciate learning how video MAKING apps, but it's my experience that just making media is not sufficient; we need to be engaging these same young people in "critical vewing skills," something that appears to have disappeared in most schools. Today, we call it media literacy. We must teach them how to analyze (read/watch) before we engage them in media making.

President Home & School Assoc, #ParentCamp Organizer, Co-Moderator #PTchat

Splice is another free movie

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Splice is another free movie making app, similar to iMovie. You can add text, photos, combine multiple videos, sound/music, transitions between & border/templates.

Thanks for the share. I will

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Thanks for the share. I will try iMotion HD.

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