Introduction video

A big part of ETMOOC is “putting yourself out there” and for me that will mean trying new things.  So I got out my son’s little Sony camera and did one take of me in my favourite room. Then I fetched some of my favourite photos and started working with iMovie.

Quite a few hours later I have finished my introduction video and I have learned a lot.

  • it is very difficult to take smooth video of yourself
  • I need to articulate my name better … Jeannine (Ja neen) *sigh*
  • iMovie can do a lot but some things just aren’t intuitive
  • though audio sounded about even in the program it is quite different on upload
  • cats are not reliable props

I have a lot more to learn so your feedback is welcomed!


17 responses to “Introduction video

  1. This looks great! I love the beach shots and your comments on your learning! I plan on doing mine this weekend. Also I’m pretty sure your favourite room would be mine too (and are you the guitar player too!?) I’m feeling inspired!

  2. G’day Jeannine,
    What a great intro video! I am not game enough yet to create videos despite having been a blogger for nearly 5 years. I prefer using slides to create them in tools like Animoto or PhotoPeach. Maybe as part of this etmooc, I will get out of my comfort zone and try moviemaking.

    • Thank you Sue. I was definitely nervous but needed to get out of my comfort zone. I’m also much more comfortable commenting on the blogs of others rather than writing own. ETMOOC is a great challenge!

  3. Hi Jeannine, I’m not sure if my comment posted or not, so I’m trying again. I loved your wonderful video and would feel right at home in your cozy, learning-filled study. I also agree with you last two slides — Let’s make it happen!

  4. Hi Jeannine!
    For a first production, that was pretty good and I had a laugh at some at some of your comments! It looks like you live in a beautiful part of the world. I am from Melbourne, Australia and yesterday, it was 41degrees so a bit if a contrast to your weather at present I imagine. I love that final quote in your movie and I think it really sums up the direction we are headed in, for our students and for ourselves. The more we can each accept that responsibility, the richer the opportunities become.
    Keep making those movies! I look forward to part 2!

    • Thank you so much Mary!

      You are correct that our weather is in contrast. It is currently -19 degrees celsius and with the wind chill factor (something you’ve probably not experienced) it feels like -28. A day to bundle up for sure!

  5. Great introduction, I really like the quotes at the end. Could you send me a link to the posters as I’d like to print them out for my office and hopefully inspire a few colleagues?

    I had a go at making a movie introduction although mine’s a lot simpler than yours. It’s a quick web cam piece that I did before class. It was the first time I’ve created a video intro but really enjoyed it and doing it straight to webcam was a great time saver.


  6. Wonderful video Jeannine. I truly enjoyed your first movie! I ended up in education as a career after I was a school board trustee. Once you’ve become engaged in the political process of how school boards and the provincial government operates, you just want to keep trying to fix the system, whether from inside or out.

  7. Way to go Jeannine!
    When I hear your voice, it instinctively reminds me of a poem I heard a few summers ago.

    BTW, Many movies and TV shows deliberately try to include the shaky hand effect, so don’t be too hard on yourself. 😉

    • Thanks Rodd!

      Unplug’d still resonates so much with me. I don’t know if you caught it, but I began the video with a short sound clip. I chose the call of a loon because it reminded me the Edge. I’m sure bits and pieces of that experience will keep surfacing in my learning journey with ETMOOC.

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