Great Idea #1: Tripods that can handle cellphones!
A must-have accessory for a well-equipped Drama Workshop.
I love to have a volunteer videotape dramas and skits in our Drama Workshop, and the ubiquity of cellphones with video cameras makes it do-able every Sunday.
But what I've also discovered is that having a TRIPOD really improves the quality of the video. Some adults don't have a steady hand. And the presence of the camera on the tripod seems to cue the kids to do their best.
Tripods are also great for using the time-lapsed or slo-mo feature on your camera. We've even written a few drama workshop lessons around these fun features!
The kids respond positively to being video'd. It focuses them on 'getting it right" and "doing it for real." It also gives us a great chance to reflect at the end of the lesson and have a good laugh. Parents enjoy watching their kids when we give them that option too.
Selfie stick ??
I like to move my cellphone videocamera around in a scene, capture close-ups, pretend we're flying over the scene, etc. Having the camera on a stick or lightweight tripod allows us to use this fun "filming" technique.