Thing 2: Video-editing

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This week for Thing 2 we are diving straight in to learn how to edit videos.  Curtin student Jean Phay has created a series of videos (especially for you!), to take you through the steps to get started using Shotcut, which is a free video editing software.

I’ve been really looking forward to this week’s topic.  I’m a newbie to video editing, but have been keen to get into it since forever. Now my chance has come, and yours too!  

The Weekly Facebook Challenge – Create a video  

This week’s creative challenge is to make a short video (about anything you like) and share it on the Curtin Makers Facebook Group.  Use Shotcut to edit some video footage or any other video making app, tool or software – there are lots to choose from. Personally, I am keen to try out Stop Motion Studio and make a stop motion animation using my phone. I’ve heard Animoto is super-easy to use and makes great videos – simply upload some photos and Animoto does the rest for you (and it’s free)!  We’d also love to hear about your favourite video making apps and tools.  

This week’s extra Thing    

We have released another of our 23 Things this week (also prepared by Jean) as the perfect companion topic to Video Editing. it’s called Video Compression and is about how to convert your video files so they are suitable for doing what you need to do with them, such as reducing the file size, or converting the format to play on particular devices.  Feel free to check it out this week, or whenever you might need it. 

All the Things   

A big welcome to new subscribers who have joined us since the last update.  If you are after more information about 23 Things, such what topics we’re looking at, when they are scheduled, and the awesome students who helped create it, visit the 23 Things website.  You can also catch up on the goings-on of the Certitude team here on the Certitude blog.  I noticed Charlie (aka Chief) has posted her reflections on Thing 1 – interesting, but one of her comments has got me a little worried!

23 Things workshops   

Our supplementary workshops have been very popular and are quickly booking out. If you have registered and now can’t make it along, please remember to cancel your booking so someone can take your place. We are looking to expand the numbers for the online workshops where suitable, so you’ll get a notification if you are on the waiting list.  See the workshop schedule and register here .   

Enter the competition* 

This week, complete the reflection activity at the end of Thing 2 before 6pm (AWST), Monday 24th August, and you will go into the weekly draw to win a $100 Coles/Myer voucher.   

It’s not too late to complete the digital profile actvity to enter the competition draw for Thing 1!  (The deadline is 6 pm Monday 17th August.)  

*Only Curtin students are eligible to enter the draw.  Terms & conditions

Bye for now


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