Thursday, January 22, 2009

Film On The Fly - a cool idea

First, thank to @alytapp for sharing this on twitter today.

Second, this isn't going to raise a test score, so if you're looking for something like that, it's not here.

But, http://filmonthefly.org is just the neatest idea. On February 7th, those who sign up will receive a text message containing the plot for your movie. You're to use your cell phone and the people and places and things around you and make a movie. When you're done, you'll upload it to youtube and tag it with a certain word so the results can be found.

If you've read Clay Shirky's book, "Here Comes Everybody", maybe this idea hearkened back to the book. I love this example of how the web is allowing people to form groups - on the fly. They'll come together to make something happen, then go about their way, maybe on to another group action.

Maybe mention this to your students. I'll bet some of them would LOVE the challenge. (Check the website to see if there is an minimum age limit)

1 comment:

Janet English said...

Hi Jim;
Thanks for sharing the word about Film on the Fly! I love your book reference - now I'm going to have to read the book! The contest is open to all ages and for anyone with a cell phone that takes video. So far we have 5 countries and 17 states signed up for the contest. We'll definitely be seeing a global perspective as the individuals respond to a singular story prompt! I hope you all join us! - Janet English