An Instagram short film from Thomas Jullien on Vimeo.

Thomas Jullien posted the above video to Vimeo. It is a fun video and clearly took him a lot of time. A fun classroom activity might be to have students on a field trip upload their pictures to instagram and then crowd sourcing from the class photos have students create a video of the day. Getting the perspective of other classmates, valuing the contributions of others, and the ability to create something they could not have done on their own.

I just made something really quick to try it out before I try it with students.

Step 1

Have students take pictures on their phones or mobile devices.

Step 2

Have the students upload their photos to instagram with a common hashtag. Note, this project does not have to use instagram. The photos could be uploaded to Google Plus or just a Google Drive or Dropbox folder.

If you had them upload the photos to Instagram this website lets you search hashtags on Instagram.

http://statigr.am/instagram-search-tool

Download the pictures by right clicking on the photos and choosing to “Save Image As.”

Step 3

It is clear that Jullien spent a lot of time creating creating his video, but given limited time and resources sometimes a quick and dirty approach is good enough. I used the YouTube photo slideshow.

Click on Upload in YouTube and choose Photo Slideshow on the right hand side.

Step 4

Choose a 1 second transition and turn off the slide effect.

I would like a quicker transition than 1 second to make the video more fast paced, but this was fairly easy to accomplish.