Some people made really cool boxes with lights in them that projected stories on a wall. Some people wrote little stories and attached LED strips to make them glow. I thought of the children's book by Eric Carle The Very Lonely Firefly, and how pleasing the surprise lights are at the end.
But, what I wanted to do was something with iMovie so I could learn how to use it better so I can help my older students use it (or Moviemaker).
So, I went out and started gathering footage of lights in the night while the idea of a plot wrestled around in my mind. Really, I found this so exciting!
|(Actually these are all pictures from a year ago, and may already be on this blog. But I do so love the city at night!!)|
Ultimately, I decided on a kind of free form improvised poem that rambles along with the images--kind of like Jack Kerouac did in Pull My Daisy. I had to write a lot of my words down and back up and rerecord so they synced with the images.
I have tried to load the video here many times, but it just won't work, so to watch it you will have to go to the sidebar. Ah well.