Creating Video Booktalks

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Presented at the ARSL 2013 conference in Omaha, NE on 25 September 2013.

Presented at the ARSL 2013 conference in Omaha, NE on 25 September 2013.

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  • 1. Creating Video Book Talks
  • 2. Book Talkin’
  • 3. Is this a Book background?Make a Commercial for the Book
  • 4. The Book Choose one or more • You’ve read • You like • That are available • That relate to the audience
  • 5. ? The Book Complex Narrow appeal Limited content Dry Preachy Inappropriate Best-seller
  • 6. Is this a Book background? The Talk • Keep it simple • Keep it short. 4 minutes max • Don’t give away the ending
  • 7. Is this a Book background? The Hook HookU.S.P. Appeal
  • 8. Is? Tips 1. Show the book 2. Start with title and author, end with title 3. Read a short passage, if appropriate 4. Smile
  • 9. Is this a Book background? The Usual Reminders 1. Relax and Smile 2. No jingle or clank 3. Don’t fidget or fiddle 4. Don’t read verbatim 5. Speak to the person inside the camera
  • 10. Makin’ Videos
  • 11. 1. Have your goals in mind Audience; Teens; Website; Reading
  • 12. 2. Develop a script & storyboard Notecards; key phrases
  • 13. 3. Find a good location Undistracting; non-glare; matte finish; quiet
  • 14. Is this a good background? Is this a good background?
  • 15. Is this a good background? Is this a good background? “Sun through the window” by Bearfaced available on Flickr
  • 16. Is this a good background? How about this one?
  • 17. 4. Speak clearly To mic or not to mic
  • 18. 5. Practice
  • 19. 6. Do multiple takes Editing is your friend
  • 20. 7. Get a good tripod and use it
  • 21. Is this a good background?Tripods
  • 22. 8. Set up your shots. ‘Rule of thirds’
  • 23. 9. Learn your video camera
  • 24. Is this a good background?Camera Options • Professional (Tape) • Point-and-Shoot or DSLR (SD Card) • Flipcam (Built-in storage) • Cellphone
  • 25. Is this a good background?Video file formats Common Formats  .mov  .m4v  .wmv  .avi  .mkv SD vs. HD
  • 26. 10. Tell a story
  • 27. 11. Use good lighting
  • 28. Key Fill Back
  • 29. 12. Have fun!
  • 30. Time to record
  • 31. Let’s edit
  • 32. Publishing Options
  • 33. Thanks! laura.johnson@nebraska.gov michael.sauers@nebraska.gov