Posted by Linda W. Braun
More and more I’m hearing about ways for ordinay people (like me) to create and edit video easily. The other day I learned about a new online tool that is YouTube plus. EyeSpot is a site that allows users to upload and edit videos. That’s right, you can edit online the video content you create online and it doesn’t cost a thing. Lots of people have the ability to create video – via a cell phone, webcam, or some such thing – but no way to edit the video. Now they do.
Eyespot is really easy to use, and what’s really cool is that if someone uploads a video on the site that person, through that upload, gives other users permission to use that video in some way. So, teens can take a bunch of videos from other users and mash them together to make a movie. Music and narration can be added and voila – a film is born.
Perhaps a teen doesn’t have the exact right shot he/she wants or needs in order to finish a video project. Maybe there’s a clip on Eyespot. Or, maybe you want to do a program or class on visual literacy. Why not have teens search Eyespot for videos on a certain theme and then mash them together to make something new?