Creating Video Using iMovie for the iPad


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Creating Video Using iMovie
for the iPad

June 8–July 31, 2020

This course is designed for music teachers who use the iPad in the classroom/rehearsal, teachers who are working in a 1:1 iPad classroom, and teachers creating lessons for online learning. The course will focus on recording and editing video using the iPad. Video screen recording, referred to as “screen casting,” will be covered in depth, focusing on how to record quality videos for student learning, interviews and other tutorials. In addition, student video projects and activities will be presented to enhance assessment. Using the iPad to record rehearsals and performances of ensembles and performing groups will also be addressed as well as for student assessment. Cloud options for storing video will include iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo and TeacherTube. Basic knowledge of the iPad is recommended although not required.

Instructor: Vincent Leonard

Leonard,_Vince_headshot_altProducer and composer Vincent A. Leonard Jr. has had works premiered nationally and internationally. He is published by Arrangers Publishing Company, Educational Programs Network, and National Music Works. He co-authored Recording in the Digital World; Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation; Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Music Notation; and Musical iPad. In 1996, he and fellow producer and engineer Jack Klotz Jr. formed Invinceable Entertainment and 3 IPS Studio, and have released two CDs, Magic Up Our Sleeve and On the Brink of Tomorrow. Compositional credits include the feature film Running On Empty Dreams, theme and episode music for the Captain Courteous radio series, and numerous theater pieces and industrials. Leonard has provided orchestrations for world premiere productions of Redwall for Opera Delaware, Elliot and the Magic Bed, Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell and The Little Princess for Upper Darby Summer Stage. Also widely known as a copyist and arranger, he has worked on projects with Peter Nero, the Philly Pops Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, the London Symphony Orchestra, Chuck Mangione and Leslie Burrs, and in musicals by Duke Ellington, Alan Menken, Kurt Weill and Mitch Leigh. Leonard is a member of NARAS and ASCAP, and is active as a clinician and music software beta-tester for Apple computers.

Course Details

Creating Video Using
iMovie for the iPad

Course Code 7030

Vince Leonard

3 Graduate Credits

$1,050, due in full with registration

Online Chat Sessions

Required text(s)
The Musician's Guide to iMovie for iPad: Creating, Editing and Sharing Videos Using iMovie for iPad with Online Resource (Quick Pro Guides) by Thomas E. Rudolph
and Vincent Leonard

Students are responsible for purchasing all required materials.

Software/hardware requirements
Access to an iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini or iPad Pro that supports iOS 13 or newer as well as being able to connect the iPad to a Mac or Windows computer. All apps used in the course are free.

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