So the deal this week is that we’re supposed to be making the first Genki English DVD, and it will also be our first video product aimed at kids. It should prove very useful! The actually filming of us teaching the stuff is pretty straight forward, after all we’ve taught each song hundreds of times, but I also want to include lots of animations and little skits that actually use the English we teach. I happen to have a load of scripts and ideas that I’d already prepared for another CDROM project that I never got time to do, but the problem is producing the actual animations and stuff. The animations on the Teacher Training Video each took several days to produce so I really have to look around for a simpler, more automated system, and I think I might have found one! Mind you I can’t believe how much video production software costs, the new version of Final Cut Pro for the Mac is $1000 and “Flash”, the most brilliant piece of software in the world that let’s me produce all the flashy stuff on the website, is now at $999 for the latest version! It aint cheap…

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...