Video Production: do’s and don’ts
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Center for Digital Education
Patrick Jermann

http://moocs.epfl.ch

MOOC overview | Ja...
Editorial	
  Comi1ee	
  

Course	
  Design	
  

Studio

The MOOC

Applica'on	
  

Course	
  Produc'on	
  

Course	
  

Coo...
MOOC = Many different video formats

•  Teaser. Promotional video.
•  Lecture. Annotate and comment a

slide presentation....
Rationale

•  The teachers are the drivers
•  We provide a template and
• 
• 

teachers prepare their slides
We coordinate...
First of all, a human adventure

Paolo Germano

Yves Perriard

EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014

5
Bilan

Pierre-Yves Rochat

Jean-Daniel Nicoud
Name of the lesson
Name of the course
Prof. X & Prof. Y
Welcome (Full Shot)

EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014

8
Introduction / Summary (Split shot)
●  Salutation and Goodbye
●  Split Shot with professor + content
●  Look straight into...
Handwritten Content (Full shot)

EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014

10
Production Coordination

[ Gwenaël Bocquet ]

Number of studio sessions

EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014

11
Record	
  

1.Edit	
  

2.	
  Review	
  

3.Audio	
  &	
  
Color	
  

4.Upload	
  

5.Sub'tles	
  

6.	
  Done	
  
Record	
  

Capacity calculation

1.	
  Edit	
  

•  1 unit = 7-15 minutes

•  1 unit => 1 hour studio
•  1 unit => 4 hour...
Studio Design

[ Gilles Raimond ]

EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014

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Studio Layout

•  Silence

•  Away from any traffic
•  Insulating foam to absorb echoes
•  Ventilation

•  Flexibility

• ...
3 Source Ingest Solution

Apple ProRes
422 (LT)

Softron 
EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014

16
Centralized storage editing

ARCHIVE

BACKUP (32 TB)

Editing Station 1

Editing Station 2

Editing Station 3

Editing Sta...
Cameras

•  Currently using Canon XA25
•  Small and unintrusive form factor
•  Easy setup
•  Good studio picture
•  SDI ou...
Prompter

•  Advantages

•  Helps anxious presenters
•  Helps presenters with poor memory

•  Disadvantages

•  Requires c...
The Invisible Hand effect

[ Jeremy Rieder ]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agbe9B5l_VI



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EPFL CEDE channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipzw_aFQOkg
EPFL CEDE channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmLcxftaU5Q
http://cede.epfl.ch

EPFL – CEDE
Center for Digital Education
http://cede.epfl.ch
Patrick.Jermann@epfl.ch
+41 21 693 22 72
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This presentation highlights some of our key findings out of producing >15 MOOCs during the past year. In a nutshell, let the teachers be the drivers and inform the design with empirical data.

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  1. 1. Video Production: do’s and don’ts ¨ Center for Digital Education Patrick Jermann http://moocs.epfl.ch MOOC overview | January 2014
  2. 2. Editorial  Comi1ee   Course  Design   Studio The MOOC Applica'on   Course  Produc'on   Course   Coordination and partnerships 3-6 month Next call: spring 2014 Evaluation How to flip your class ? What assignments ? 3 month Record videos Prepare assignments 3-4 month Manage forums, assignments and face-to-face 7-14 weeks
  3. 3. MOOC = Many different video formats •  Teaser. Promotional video. •  Lecture. Annotate and comment a slide presentation. •  Demonstrations. Comment of a technical setup / lab movie. •  + Interview / Discussion. N teachers discuss a topic, a student asks questions. •  + Hangouts. Live session which is streamed online. EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 3
  4. 4. Rationale •  The teachers are the drivers •  We provide a template and •  •  teachers prepare their slides We coordinate the production We setup the studio and teachers record alone •  Supporting “Presence” •  Teachers’ image on the slides •  at the beginning and at the end Pointer and Invisible Hand Effect during explanations •  Inform design with research François Gallaire EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 4
  5. 5. First of all, a human adventure Paolo Germano Yves Perriard EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 5
  6. 6. Bilan Pierre-Yves Rochat Jean-Daniel Nicoud
  7. 7. Name of the lesson Name of the course Prof. X & Prof. Y
  8. 8. Welcome (Full Shot) EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 8
  9. 9. Introduction / Summary (Split shot) ●  Salutation and Goodbye ●  Split Shot with professor + content ●  Look straight into the camera ●  Use this shot when you address the audience directly. For example when you salute, or when you say goodbye. ●  You have to know your text by heart. ●  Use it also to encourage, or for transitions, to conclude an explanation. EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 9
  10. 10. Handwritten Content (Full shot) EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 10
  11. 11. Production Coordination [ Gwenaël Bocquet ] Number of studio sessions EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 11
  12. 12. Record   1.Edit   2.  Review   3.Audio  &   Color   4.Upload   5.Sub'tles   6.  Done  
  13. 13. Record   Capacity calculation 1.  Edit   •  1 unit = 7-15 minutes •  1 unit => 1 hour studio •  1 unit => 4 hours editing 2.  Review   •  1 MOOC week = 5 units 3.  Check   •  1 week = 5 hours studio •  1 week = 20 hours editing 4.  Upload   •  1 MOOC = 7 weeks 5.  Sub'tles   6.  Done   10 MOOCs to produce in 3 month 10 man/months editing => 300% editor FTE for three month •  1 MOOC = 35 hours studio •  1 MOOC = 4 weeks editing EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 13
  14. 14. Studio Design [ Gilles Raimond ] EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 14
  15. 15. Studio Layout •  Silence •  Away from any traffic •  Insulating foam to absorb echoes •  Ventilation •  Flexibility •  Black, White, Green backdrops •  Mobile workbench with tablet computer •  Close to support team •  Large enough to shoot full shot •  Preparation and debriebing space EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 15
  16. 16. 3 Source Ingest Solution Apple ProRes 422 (LT) Softron EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 16
  17. 17. Centralized storage editing ARCHIVE BACKUP (32 TB) Editing Station 1 Editing Station 2 Editing Station 3 Editing Station 4 Backup (Fibre) 1 MOOC 3TB Final Cut Pro STORAGE (32 TB) EDIT (10 Ge) EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 17
  18. 18. Cameras •  Currently using Canon XA25 •  Small and unintrusive form factor •  Easy setup •  Good studio picture •  SDI output •  XLR sound EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 18
  19. 19. Prompter •  Advantages •  Helps anxious presenters •  Helps presenters with poor memory •  Disadvantages •  Requires careful preparation of text •  When prompter is too close •  presenter is seen reading Encyclopedic tone … EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 19
  20. 20. The Invisible Hand effect [ Jeremy Rieder ] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agbe9B5l_VI EMOOCs 2014 | January 2014 20
  21. 21. EPFL CEDE channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipzw_aFQOkg
  22. 22. EPFL CEDE channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmLcxftaU5Q
  23. 23. http://cede.epfl.ch EPFL – CEDE Center for Digital Education http://cede.epfl.ch Patrick.Jermann@epfl.ch +41 21 693 22 72

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