I’ll admit it: I love to play around with the video tools on my computer. I probably waste HOURS that I could be spending doing something else, but I can’t help it. There’s something about creating a video with great transitions, effects and music that combine to craft a great story that just draws me in.
The other day as I was working on another project, my daughter noticed that my video production process was similar to how she is being taught to craft a paragraph: an strong opening sentence (the opening logo and music), followed by 2-3 sentences of supporting details (the main message of the video), and closing with a sentence that sums up the main idea (the closing sequence). Genius!
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Susan Riley is the founder and President of EducationCloset.com. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and Arts and the Common Core.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter.