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Posted March 10, 2017

North Star Hosts Film Festival for K-5 Students

Watch the winning videos.

The SWAT Team at North Star Elementary hosted an elementary school film festival to promote video creation. As it turns out, it also became quite the learning experience for the Students Working to Advance Technology.

According to sponsor April Requard, the SWAT students marketed the event (which included creating their own video), gathered sponsors to award the winners, advertised through the school district and social media and judged the entries.

"Once the submissions came in, my students learned the true art of critiquing the videos which were submitted," Requard said. "We talked about various film elements to look and listen for as they watched the videos. We had great discussions after we viewed the videos about what was good about each and what could be improved. We talked about using various filming techniques and camera shots."

Requard said students also talked about how using apps such as Puppet Pals and Drawing Pad within iMovie could enhance films that were created using other methods.

"I was proud at how my students viewed the videos and how mindful they were to celebrate the risk each of these students took to put their work out there for the world to see. We celebrate the creation of each of these films!" Once the top three videos were chosen, the SWAT Team created another video to announce the winners.

They area:

And the rest of the entries:

Watch the winning film:

Stop Motion Erika from Suzanne Lindberg on Vimeo.

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