Sample Files for Making a Movie
We will practice making a movie using the sample files. The following can be used as narration or titles for the slides. This folder contains picture, movie, map, and music files for making a practice movie. The theme of this movie is the geology & ecology of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, focusing on the region surrounding Mammoth Lakes.
Introduction - The Sierra Nevada is the largest mountain range in California, stretching 650 km from Tehachapi Pass in the south to Fredonyer Pass in the north. The crest runs along the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and most of the rain and snow fall to the west of the crest, giving rise to the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. This video focuses on a geologically diverse region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near the town of Mammoth Lakes.
Files for Sierra ecology Project. (photos, maps, music, movies)
Your movie should include: stills (animated with Ken Burns effect), titles, movie clips, music, narration, and transitions)
Sample Narrations to match with the slides
- Rainbow Falls, on the San Joaquin River, is formed by a basalt cliff.
- The Inyo Craters are a series of volcanic craters on the west side of the Long Valley Caldera
- The "eathquake fault" near Mammoth is probably a fissure caused by a series of strong earthquakes.
- Snow: The Sierra Nevada snowpack is the major source of water for the state of California.
- The Postpile was formed as lava cooled slowly and evenly, creating symmetrical jointing.
- The coniferous forest of the Sierra Nevada are subject to periodic fires
- The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is one of the largest mammals in the Sierra.
- Obsidian is a volcanic glass, produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools without crystal growth.
- Glaciers left morraines that blocked canyons and created the many lakes of the Sierra Nevada
- The High Sierra has short growing seasons, and wildflowers bloom in the short summer following snowmelt.
- Large crystals form in granite that cooled slowly.
- Mammoth Mountain can receive as much as 52 feet of snow in a year, creating ideal conditions for skiing.
- A caldera is a cauldron-like volcanic feature usually formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption. The Long Valley Caldera is one of the largest calderas on Earth.
- The Jeffrey Pine (Pinus jeffreyi) is one of the dominant tree species in the Eastern Sierra
- The mountains of Convict Canyon display red metamorphic rock.