Video Approaches

 

Video Approaches Sample

 

Learn about the different approaches to creating videos!
There are a variety of approaches you can take to create videos. You can start simple by recording your PowerPoint with voice over to bigger productions such as creating on-site videos.  Whether you are creating videos by yourself or with a production team, there is a lot of support available to you. Arts ISIT has an inventory of audio/visual equipment for booking, free video editing software for download, as well as a selection of recording studios and work stations for Faculty to do post-production work.

Elements to Incorporate in Your Videos:

Add different elements to your video to make it more interesting and engaging for learners. Providing visual representations and voice over of the context being presented help guide learners’ cognitive processing. Remember to be mindful of what you are including in your videos and only include elements that are relevant to your learning goals otherwise it can become a distraction to students’ learning.

 

Develop Content

Create content in applications such as PowerPoint or Keynote, or directly inside a video editing program such as Camtasia.

Incorporate Multimedia

Enhance your videos by adding in different multimedia: audio/voice over, talking head, music, graphics.

Illustrate Your Ideas

Dynamically communicate ideas with digital drawings and animations.

Check Student Understanding

Incorporate activities or assessments into your videos.

Support Options and Examples:

Set up a meeting with Arts ISIT to discuss about the different ways to creating videos yourself! Learn about the various software, media equipment, and facilities available to you as well as the training and support available.

All the examples below are created by the instructor themselves using various DIY approaches:

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 Approach Tools/Facilities

Mini Lecture: iPad Kit + iPad app

See more examples from Dr. Allen Sens here.

These mini lecture videos are created and posted online for students to watch before attending the lecture.

Software:

  • PowerPoint used to create slides
  • Playback app used to record the presentation and turn into a video

Hardware: iPad, lavier mic, iRig PRE, iPad stylus pen, tablet stand & mount

Facility: Instructor’s office

Time: clockclock

Considerations:

  • This is a Flexible Learning funded project
  • Costs associated with purchasing iPad equipment
  • A recording station with all the equipment was set-up in the instructor’s office

Tutorial Video: animated PowerPoint with voice over

See more examples from Dr. Nisha Malhotra here.

These videos are created to cover challenging concepts that are often raised by students so they can review them at their own time.

Software:

  • PowerPoint used to create slides.
  • Camtasia used to record the presentation and video post-production

Hardware: External mic, laptop

Facility: Instructor’s office

Time: clockclockclock

Considerations:

  • This is a Flexible Learning funded project
  • Costs associated with purchasing mic
  • Graphs and animations are created in PowerPoint in advance to reduce post-production time.

Exercise Video: PowerPoint with voice over

Video created by: Asami Tsuda

These exercise lecture videos were created and posted online for students to watch and practice their pronunciation, promoting self-directed learning.

Software:

  • PowerPoint used to create slides
  • Camtasia used to record the presentation and video post-production

Hardware: Laptop, external mic

Facility: Instructor’s office

Time: clockclockclock

Considerations:

  • This is a Flexible Learning funded project
  • Camtasia training provided by ArtsISIT
  • Audio was recorded separately and added to the video in post-production.

Mini Lecture: PowerPoint with voice over and video

Video created by: Dr. Martina Wiltschko

These mini lecture videos are created and posted online for students to watch at their own time for reviewing of important concepts.

Software:

  • PowerPoint used to create slides
  • Camtasia used to record the presentation and video post-production.

Hardware: Laptop

Facility: Instructor’s office

Time: clockclockclock

Considerations:

  • This is a Flexible Learning funded project

Flash Animation

Video created by: Dr. Strang Burton

These flash animations were created to explicate how vocal organs move during articulation of speech sounds.

Software: Adobe Flash

Hardware: PC computer

Time: clockclockclock

Considerations:

  • Background illustrations by Cathy Burton

Chalkboard Animation

Video created by: Dr. Steven J. Barnes and Chandra Jade

These videos were created as part of a sequence of online modules that the instructor is building for students to access online. Click here see a full interview with Steven Barnes, describing his DIY project.

Software: Dragon Frame

Hardware: Laptop, chalkboard, lighting equipment, projector

Facility:  Turned a room into a recording studio with lighting set-up.

Time: clockclockclockclockclock

Considerations:

  • This is a Flexible Learning funded project
  • Instructor has an artistic background.
Come to ArtsISIT with an idea and we will work with you to develop these videos.

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Approach Idea

Mini Lecture: Green Screen and animated PowerPoint

These mini lecture videos were created and posted online for students to review on their own time.

Software:

  • PowerPoint used to create content and planning
  • Camtasia used for post-production
  • Photoshop used to create graphics
  • Handbrake used to convert audio and video files

Hardware: Laptop, Panasonic camcorder, tripod, Lapel mic, lighting kit

Facility:

Time: clockclockclock

Cost: moneybagmoneybag

Considerations:

  • This is a Flexible Learning funded project
  • Filming was done in front of a Green Screen
  • Content was created using the Camtasia editing tools instead of importing slides created in PowerPoint

Classroom Activity: video shoot with different angles

Students were asked to do an in-class activity to visualize the difference between linear and exponential growth. The video was posted on YouTube afterwards so it can be viewed by the public.

Software:

  • Final Cut Pro used to do post-production such as adding in transition slides and enhancing colors.

Hardware: HD camcorders, tripod, Lapel mic

Facility: Chemistry C124

Time: clock

Cost: moneybag

Considerations:

  • Two HD camcorders set-up to take shots from different angles

Student Skits: Green Screen and Subtitles

The skits that students created were recorded and posted in Connect for students from other sections and successive semesters to view as an additional learning resource.

Software:

  • Final Cut Pro used to do post-production
  • Text Edit application used to create subtitle files
  • SUGARfx Subtitles used to import subtitles into FinalCut Pro and placed in the video
  • Photoshop and Illustrator used to create graphics and backdrops

Hardware: Panasonic camcorder, Boom mic, tripod

Facility:

Time: clockclockclockclock

Cost: moneybagmoneybagmoneybag

Considerations:

  • This is a Flexible Learning funded project
  • The skits were filmed in front a green screen to make changing the background according to the context of the skit possible
  • Graphics and music was used to emphasize content and vocabulary.

Lecture Video: Point-and-Shoot

 Paul Kopas

These lecture videos were recorded and posted online for students to use as review materials.

Software:

  • Whiteboard used to outline the topics of the lecture
  • Final Cut Pro used to do post production such as adding title page, removing shadows, and enhancing colors.

Hardware: Panasonic camcorder, Lapel mic, tripod

Facility: Buchanan D classrooms

Time: clockclock

Orientation/Tutorial Video

A series of tutorial videos were created to provide an orientation for new iSchool students.

Software:

  • Camtasia used to do screen-casts and post-production
  • Snagit used to capture screenshots

Hardware: HD Camcorder, tripod

Facility: SLAIS, Kitimat Lab, Terrace Lab

Time: clockclock

Hire an external production team to assist you with producing your videos!

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Approach Idea

On-Site Video Shoot

These tutorial videos were posted online to demonstrate to students the skills in book preservation.

Software:

  • FinalCut Pro used for post-production

Hardware: Panasonic camcorder, Lapel mic, tripod

Facility: Union of BC Indian Chiefs Resource Centre (UBCIC)

Time: clockclock

Cost: moneybag

Considerations:

  • Filming equipment was borrowed from ArtsISIT
  • Filming and post-production was done by a student hired by the department

Ultrasound Overlay Video

These videos were created to demonstrate the tongue movement and position (visible over the side view of the face) while pronouncing various sounds.

Software:

  • iMovie used for recording
  • Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Sonic used for post-production

Hardware: Ultrasound machine, Computer, camcorder, mic

Facility: Interdisciplinary Speech Research Laboratory (ISRL)

Time: clockclockclock

Considerations:

  • This is a Flexible Learning funded project
  • Video created by the Multimedia Technical Team at the Linguistics department

Lecture Video

See more examples from Dr. Edward Slingerland here.

A series of these lecture videos were created for a MOOC course and uploaded to the edX platform.

Software:

  • PowerPoint used to create slides
  • Adobe Premiere used for post-production

Hardware: DSLR camera, wireless mic, tripod

Facility: UBC, different locations in Vancouver

Time: clockclockclockclockclock

Cost: moneybagmoneybagmoneybagmoneybagmoneybag

Considerations:

  • Video created by the Transliminal Media production team.

Lecture Video

See more examples from Dr. Karen Bakker here.

A series of these lecture videos were created for a MOOC course and uploaded to the edX platform.

Software:

  • Adobe After effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro

Hardware: Nikon D800, Canon 5D Mark 2

Facility: UBC , different locations in Vancouver

Time: clockclockclockclockclock

Cost: moneybagmoneybagmoneybagmoneybagmoneybag

Considerations:

  • Video created by Hallenbeck Consultants and Shortt and Epic.