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*iMovie overview for this challenge is provided in Level 1 for iPad users. More on this below!
Video Magic Tricks uses browser-based video editing software to teach editing and audio production. Users produce a series of short video 'tricks' or illusions, including a disappearing trick, a chase scene, a depth of field or foreshortening illusion, a tabletop sleight of hand trick in Level 4, and making an object appear out of thin air in Level 5. All five levels rely on the students' creativity and vision. The videos are engaging to create and straightforward to edit all the way through the Challenge.
Some facilitators may have preferred video editing platforms. We have designed the challenge so that studios may use whichever editor they please! The editing the students do is relatively simple, so every platform should meet their needs. We include the video below, "Choosing your Video Editing Platform," in the Help Section on Level 1.
Free Browser-Based Video Editing Platform
We use Clipchamp as the editing platform in the videos. Students can set up a free Clipchamp account which they can access using Google SSO and their school email address.
This challenge is designed to be completed with a webcam on a Chromebook. Students working with desktop computers or using tablets can use tablets, phones, or a USB connected webcam: video support is provided in the Help section on all levels for uploading video footage to your web-based video editor.
Webcam Access for Students
It is recommended that facilitators test webcam access on all computers before opening this challenge, including desktops in computer labs. School policies may limit access to some webcams.
Resource for Adapting to other Video Editing Platforms
Video Magic Tricks & iPads
Clipchamp will NOT run on iPads. iMovie support is provided on Level 1 in the Help section. Review the video below. We provide an overview of the iMovie tools required for the Challenge, and encourage users to adapt the Level instructions to the iMovie platform.