Math Writing Prompt Leads to iMotion Video

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How to make an iMotion video (With iMotion)…

  1. The first step to create your project is Download the free app iMotion.
  2. Open iMotion and select the button labeled “new movie”. (You will see two buttons underneath labeled “help” and “iMotion gallery”. The button “help” contains help and tips, while “iMotion gallery” contains videos and movies from others.)
  3. After clicking on the “new movie” button, then select “manual”, and then “start”.
  4. Please Note: iMotioncan also be used to make voice notes, remote videos, and time-lapse projects.
  5. Once you have selected the “start” button, choose your topic/theme. For my project, it was a Super Mario BrosTM -like setting.
  6. Get your props ready. For me, it was paper and a utensil to draw with.  Also, scissors to cut the designs and something to prop up the camera.
  7. Please Note: You will want a substantially sturdy object to hold it. This can include a custom case, stand, or even just a stack of thick books. However, make certain your holder doesn’t cover or block your main camera.
  8. Position your camera in a way so it will not move. Or in a way so it is easy to move.
  9. The following video shown above uses movement intentionallyto mimic the movement of the Super Mario BrosTM Game. However, this example project requires a still camera.
  • Near the top rightmost corner, there is a “capture” button. Once you have positioned your props, press this to take your first video. Move your props about a quarter-centimeter, and then take the second “capture”.
  • Please Note: The span of your screen for the normal model iPad Miniis a 720×720 base. This may vary in devices updates, and otherwise development. Also, you can see the total number of “captures” you have taken by looking at the total middle label titled “Images”.
  • If you have finished your video, select the “display button at the bottom leftmost corner. Then the “stop capture” one.
  • Move your object a half-centimeter in between every “stop capture”.
  • Please Note: When you hit the “stop capture” button, you will see several options. One of these, “onion skin” will allow you to see the previous screen overlaying the new one. I would recommend using this for the smoothest possible transitions.
  • When you are finished with your section, hit the “stop capture” button. It will ask you to confirm, so simply tap the screen to continue.
  • Once you are at this point, the lower scroll bar will allow you to change your FPS, or Frames per Second.
  • To delete a frame, simply slow your FPS down and pause on the frame you’d like to delete.
  • Save your project.
  • You’re done!

Janice Conboy @Mrs_Conboy

and Whitney Cavanagh @WhitneyCavanagh

6th Grade Teachers

Guest Blogger: Clarissa, 6th Grade Student

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