Maths Teacher Reveals his ‘Video Shadow’ Trick

Written by Amit Agarwal on Apr 7, 2010
Maths Teacher Classroom Trick

It’s rare to find teachers who have a good sense of humor but Matthew Weathers, who teaches Maths at the Biola University in California, is definitely an exception.

In this video, you can see Matthew taking a Maths class as usual and suddenly there appears a shadow on the projector screen that rearranges his desktop icons won’t even let him shut down the computer.

The video was obviously an April Fool’s prank, a very clever one though, and it immediately become viral on the web registering over half a million views on YouTube in less than a week.

How the “Projector Shadow” video was made?

If you are curious to know how the Maths teacher made that brilliant shadow video of himself, here’s the trick in his own words.

Matthew used a basic video camcorder, a personal voice recorder, screen capturing program (he suggested Jing) and some video editing software (Video Studio, Adobe After Effects, Motion, and Final Cut) for the video.

It’s not just about the tools though, you obviously need to be creative  and a bit tech-savvy to imitate this.

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