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  • -What is the major learning style of your students? I know that mine are mostly visual thinkers – who need to be shown something before they can understand it?-This is why students have such a hard time sitting through a lecture-Ira Glass kinetic typography video
  • Storytelling is such a natural process for us as humans. We gather together as families and tell stories. We look to stories for entertainment – in films, music, etc.We even use stories in our educational endeavors – most of the things that we remember from history classes stick in our mind because of stories. Stories have sticking power.We need to leverage video production tools in our classes to help our students tell stories.
  • -Powerful stories can be drawn from experiences with others
  • -Add video from Storyguide– Shot Sequencing after this slide
  • - Add video from the Root Beer store after this slide
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    1. 1. Using Video Production Tools in the Classroom<br />Rob Nyland, Faculty<br />Multimedia Design & Production<br />Lake Washington Institute of Technology<br />twitter: @robnyland<br />
    2. 2. http://rnyland.wikispaces.com/nwelearn2011<br />
    3. 3. Goals<br />Understand how video could be an important component of your curriculum<br />Understand basic concepts of visual storytelling<br />Choosing the right equipment<br />Tips for good production<br />
    4. 4. How do you currently use video content?<br />
    5. 5. Why Video?<br />Our student are increasingly visual thinkers<br />Stories capture our attention<br />Creating videos is a critical thinking activity <br />Students need to select:<br />Visual Evidence<br />Interview Questions<br />Music to reinforce theme<br />
    6. 6. Dental Video Example<br />What did students need to select?<br />What is the overall effect?<br />
    7. 7. Storytelling<br />Lambert: “Storytelling is the process through which we have solidified and constructed meaningful events.”<br />Stories pass on information in a way that sticks!<br />We need to leverage videos to help students create stories<br />
    8. 8. 3 Keys to Storytelling<br />Purpose <br />What is the story that you are telling? <br />Who is your audience?<br />Brevity<br />This is not your aunt’s story<br />Structure<br />A Central Challenge<br />Narrative and Non-narrative<br />
    9. 9. Ideas for Leveraging Story<br />Investigation of particular topics<br />Interview people around campus who have dealt with that issue<br />Personal Stories<br />Create a video essay about themselves<br />
    10. 10. Visual Storytelling<br />
    11. 11. Film Language is Learned<br />
    12. 12. Narrative Sequencing<br />Wide shots progressing to closer shots<br />Matched action – the invisible edit<br />Shot sequencing allows the condensing of time<br />
    13. 13. Non-Narrative Sequencing<br />Interviews or Voice-over establish the main content<br />B-roll is used to support the main argument<br />Makes a visual connection for the audience / works to reinforce<br />
    14. 14. Equipment<br />
    15. 15. Cameras<br />Camera Options<br />Traditional Camcorders<br />Pocket Cams<br />Flip<br />Kodak Zi-8<br />DSLRs<br />Some of the best quality available on the market<br />Canon EOS T2i or T3i are currently the best valued<br />Smart Phones<br />Camera Considerations<br />Avoid tape based cameras<br />Look for cameras with a microphone port (red)<br />
    16. 16. Tips for Professional Videos<br />Move close to your subject – avoid zooming at all costs!<br />Use a tripod when possible – avoid panning or tilting<br />Think about where the interviewee is looking – there is a difference<br />Look for good lighting<br />
    17. 17. Sound<br />Bad sound is the silent killer<br />Direct sound helps to keep us engaged with the content<br />Tip: If you don’t have sound equipment, get close<br />Sound Tools<br />Wired Lavalier Microphone: ATR-35S<br />Shotgun Microphone: Rode VideoMic<br />
    18. 18. Editing Tools<br />Free Tools<br />Readily available at your schools<br />Intuitive for the beginning user<br />Examples<br />Windows Movie Maker<br />iMovie<br />Professional Tools<br />Give users more control over the editing process<br />Require more training / facilities<br />Examples<br />Adobe Premiere Pro<br />Final Cut Pro<br />
    19. 19. Project Resources<br />Worrying about copyright?<br />The creative commons search<br />Music<br />Photographs<br />Footage<br />Other places to find free materials<br />
    20. 20. Sharing your Content<br />The importance of sharing<br />The best sites for sharing<br />http://www.youtube.com/Teachers<br />Vimeo<br />SchoolTube<br />BlipTV<br />
    21. 21. Resources<br />A resource created by a colleague:<br />http://www.storyguide.net/how-to<br />VimeoVideo School<br />YouTube Teachers<br />

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