key frames, video-editing, learning, flipbook, media education
This study attempts to identify how best to teach the concept of key frames to students in postsecondary education. Key frames are used to help generate movement when creating visual effects inside editing software. The concept is essential for the students to learn, as it is the foundation for many more complicated visual effects required for use in editing. As a teacher I have noticed that students who are new to the subject of video-editing often struggle with the concept of key frames when they are learning it for the first time. Using action research this study looks at investigating the best methods to effectively teach the concept of key frames by adding the component of a flipbook activity to increase their success. The participants filled out several questionnaires throughout the process to see which methods helped best with comprehension. The students indicated that the flipbook assisted in their understanding; however ultimately a mix of methods is required since each student learns in a different way.
Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design (FAAD)
Media Education Research Journal
© Victoria McGlynn
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Original Publication Citation
McGlynn, V. (2016). How to teach the concept of 'key Frames' to post-secondary students. Media Education Research Journal. 6(2), 40-54.
McGlynn, Victoria, "How to Teach the Concept of Key Frames to Post-Secondary Level Students?" (2015). Publications and Scholarship. 17.