Videopodcasting in Outdoor Education


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Videopodcasting in Outdoor Education

  1. 1. 2010 AEE Northeast Regional Conference<br />Video-podcasting in Outdoor Education<br />By José H. González<br />
  2. 2. Trivia<br />How many iPods were sold by 2007?<br />100 million! (Apple Inc., 2007)<br /><ul><li>Name a location on the web that you can find and download a podcast.</li></ul>iTunes, Podbean, PodcastAlley…<br /><ul><li>Who is Ben Hammersley?</li></ul>He coined the term podcast in 2004<br />
  3. 3. Table of contents <br />Introduction<br />Equipment - Cameras, software, tripods, etc<br />Prepare - Creating a storyboard<br />4. Record your video - Hands on activity in which participants are going to shoot a video<br />5. Editing and uploading/publishing the video in iTunes and on You Tube<br />
  4. 4. Learning objectives<br />Understand the elements of the storyboard.<br />Explain what it takes to create and publish a video podcast.<br />Explain the different technology and equipment available to create affordable and effective video podcasts in the outdoor setting. <br />
  5. 5. Definitions<br />Podcast - is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication. (Wikipedia, 2010)<br />Audio<br />Video<br />Audio with photos<br />
  6. 6. Definitions<br />RSS - "Really Simple Syndication" is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format (Wikipedia, 2010).<br />
  7. 7. RSS<br />
  8. 8. Why podcasting in outdoor education?<br />Builds background knowledge prior to the program/expedition<br />Professional development –on the road, between courses and at home<br />Great tool for initiatives<br />Reaching your audience and accessibility <br />What else?<br />Pictures from and<br />
  9. 9. Equipment needed<br />Video camera (Still camera optional) good introductory camera is the Flip (<br />Tripod<br />Microphone (optional)<br />Computer<br />Video editing software<br />Picture from<br />
  10. 10. Steps for creating a video podcast<br />
  11. 11. Prepare<br />Answer these questions:<br />Who is your audience?<br />What content would you like to present to your audience? Learning outcomes?<br />What props do you need?<br />2. Create a storyboard<br />
  12. 12. Creating a storyboard<br />Video title:_________________________________<br />Production date:____________________________<br />Running time: _____________<br />Video Diagram Audio<br />Bow of the <br />Pulling Boat<br />2. Other pulling<br />Boat shots<br />3. Jose talking<br />Music<br />Music<br />Human voice<br />Script<br />Hi, welcome to this podcast…<br />
  13. 13. Record<br />Use quality equipment (video camera or software (screen casting)<br />Use good composition<br />Use good light and good audio<br />Keep it simple<br /><br />
  14. 14. CREATE YOUR MOVIE INITIATIVE<br />GROUP #1<br />Task: Create a story board and film a movie in which you teach others how to tie a bowline.<br />Must have:1. Introduction<br />2. Main scene<br />3. Closure <br />GROUP #2<br />Task: Create a story board and film a movie in which you teach others how to fit a backpack.<br />Must have:1. Introduction<br />2. Main scene<br />3. Closure <br />
  15. 15. Edit<br />Review raw footage<br />Select the segments and crop the video<br />Organize the footage in a sequence<br />Add introduction<br />Add transitions<br />Add music and/or images<br />Add credits/end<br />
  16. 16. Demo<br />Windows Movie Maker<br />iMovie<br /><br /><br />
  17. 17. Upload<br />Before uploading the file select the kind of file you want to save. (Examples: .avi, .m4v, .mov .mpeg4)<br />Where? - Org. Website, blog, iTunes, wiki, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, others…<br />How?<br /><br />
  18. 18. How to create iPod video files using Windows Movie maker <br />You have to convert the video into an AVI file. <br /><ul><li>To do this first you go to File – Save Movie to launch the Save Movie Wizard.
  19. 19. Then select the My Computer item, click the Next button.
  20. 20. Enter the name and choose the folder for the movie. Click the Next button.
  21. 21. Select the Other Settings options button. Select DV-AVI from the drop-down list. Click the Next button to save the movie in this format.
  22. 22. Click the finish button. Done!</li></li></ul><li>How to upload the video on the web<br />Go to YouTube<br />Click Upload<br />Fill in the blanks – name, description, etc<br />Press upload the video<br />
  23. 23. 8 tips to prepare for a video podcast<br />Keep it short and simple<br />No more than ten minutes<br />Prepare props and graphics before hand<br />Minimize background distraction<br />Use a tripod<br />Vary activities and shots to spark the interest<br />Vary the camera angle<br />Move slowly and make smooth topic transitions<br />
  24. 24. Some of my favorite outdoor podcast<br />
  25. 25. How to transfer the video to the ipod<br />Download the free software at<br />
  26. 26. Reference <br /><br /><br /><br />
  27. 27. Resources <br />Wordpress<br />Audacity<br />Freesound<br />iTunes<br />iTunes podcasts<br />iLife<br />Microsoft Movie Maker<br />