What’s holding you back?

Lise Framstad for Schools, Higher Education, Schools (K-12)

We have millions of users that sign up for our free account every year. We created this product to allow anyone to get started with WeVideo and learn to create amazing storytelling videos. It’s been a huge success. However, over and over again, we see educators use the free version in the class room. We highly discourage this, and here …

WeVideo ISTE 2015

ISTE 2015: EdTech, Ribbons and Milkshakes!

Casey Schumacher for Schools, Higher Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12)

The WeVideo team just got back from spending 4 days in the lovely city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to participate at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo! We had the opportunity to connect with hundreds of educators and industry representatives to talk about what’s new in EdTech. We were so impressed by the booths at ISTE— …

Using Text in Video or Film

Using Text in Your Video

Lauren Colman for Life, for Schools, for Work, Higher Education, Media, Nonprofit, Real Estate, Schools (K-12)

Movies and videos are often remembered for the images, storylines, and musical accompaniment. You may not realize, though, that text can help tell the story just as much as the images. What would a newscast be without the name of the person being interviewed at the bottom of the screen? Can you imagine the latest action film without the opening title …

Ken Burns Effect Video Editing

Being Ken Burns: Using Static Photos in Your Videos

Lauren Colman for Life, for Schools, for Work, Higher Education, Media, Nonprofit, Real Estate, Schools (K-12)

Adding a still image among video clips can stop the flow of your story, jolt the viewer and give your video a slideshow feel. One way to introduce movement is to apply the Ken Burns Effect, an effect that simulates the movement of a camera when recording footage. This effect is named after the filmmaker that made this his signature …

NextVista Student Contests

Revising and Liking It!

Rushton Hurley for Schools, Higher Education, Schools (K-12)

A trick question for you: Between great devices and tools for everyone in class, or a tech-less project that would help students see new possibilities for themselves, which would you choose? If you were to face such a choice, you’d choose the second option because it matches what you do as a teacher. The problem with the choice, though, is …

Semester at Sea Map

Digital Storytelling: My Semester at Sea

Lauren Colman for Life, for Schools, Higher Education

In the Fall of 2014, Sarah P. embarked on the opportunity of a lifetime. She boarded a ship with approximately 700 other college students to travel the world while learning things you can’t learn from a textbook. Sarah was taking part in Semester at Sea, a global study abroad program sponsored by the University of Virginia. She and the other students, …

The White House Calls on WeVideo Student Filmmakers

Atanas Bakalov for Schools, Higher Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12)

Recently, our team connected with officials at the White House to discuss the best way to leverage WeVideo’s vast education network to build awareness of the White House Student Film Festival. We are enthusiastic about the event and proud to be offering our support to the fest organizers by reaching out to the numerous talented student filmmakers using our video creation platform. …

On Ebola from Africa: Students Putting 21st Century Skills to Action

Atanas Bakalov for Schools, Higher Education, Schools (K-12)

Consider this for a moment. As Ebola decimates populations in West Africa and carves room on the cover page of every major press release, a group of teenagers in Accra, Ghana took it upon themselves to dispel misinformation surrounding the deadly virus. Seemingly unperturbed by the proximity of the outbreaks, they used one of their class video assignments at Lincoln Community School to …

Editing Video in WeVideo

Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling with WeVideo [Part 3]

Diana Madrigal for Life, for Schools, Higher Education, Schools (K-12)

This is part 3 of our Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling quick guide series. Read part 1 and part 2. Project and media management Once you have the music, images and narration is time to put it all together. After logging in to your WeVideo account the first thing you’ll want to do is create a project. Next, switch to …