chapter  10
15 Pages

MAKING THE MOVING IMAGE: TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION

WithAndrew Burn, James Durran

Digital video (DV) is familiar to most people as a recording format, available on a wide variety of digital cameras, but also incorporated into other devices such as mobile phones. Digital video was taken up first by specialists in media education who already valued students' production of their own video work, and had previously taught them to film and edit using analogue editing equipment, editing videotape across two or three videorecorders. The question of how digital video production - filming and editing - can be used in schools is a big one, and this chapter addresses the main questions and possible solutions. Distance learning models of education, such as Open University television broadcasts, have been using this technique for many years, to give the abstract ideas of maths and science concrete form. Much of children's experience of television and film from an early age is narrative.