Student Project in Common Craft Style

One of my students, Veronique, has just completed a mini-project for a first-year undergraduate course I teach. She used the Common Craft format to produce a neat little video on the Angel Hair for Kids program.

We didn’t allot much class time to work on this, but I’m really happy with what she was able to produce in a short period of time. Certainly it’s not perfect, but I particularly appreciate her adoption of this instructional format. I think there is so much potential here.

6 thoughts on “Student Project in Common Craft Style

  1. This is great Alec! Her voice could have been a little louder but the way she manipulated the medium was very engaging, esp. because of the content she used as a vehicle. Kudos to you and Veronique!

  2. Thanks for the quick feedback, Darren and Evan.

    Darren, yea, I know there is an issue with sound levels. I will work with Vero to recognize and correct this, it’s an easy fix in iMovie but she may not have known how to edit sound levels.

  3. Great work Veronique! We’re both impressed. I love the stop-action and the simple characters. I had never thought about pointing back at the camera – funny! It’s great to see the format put to such a good cause.

    You’ve discovered something that we had to discover too: auto-focus doesn’t work so well in the format. Cheers!


  4. Veronique, excellent work. Alec, thanks for sharing this project with us. During the last two weeks, my grade eights have been experimenting with Lego and iMovie to develop stop animation projects. Veronique’s project has planted some ideas in my head regarding my next assignment.

  5. Thanks every one for your compliments and helpful tips! I really appreciate that my work was critiqued and a special thanks to Lee LeFever who inspired me to attempt another version of his difficult and wonderfully artistic films. Please pardon my large spelling mistake. As a result of a strike that took place here at the Uof R, it was hard to get a video camera and I filmed in one night; hence, Giduelines (:) Thanks again everyone!
    Veronique Poulin
    Arts Education
    University of Regina

Comments are closed.