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Video for extension

  1. 1. Video for extension<br />The why, and how of video for education and extension.<br />November, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Why use video<br />Reuse – record once and unleash on the world<br />Preservation – captures time unfolding<br />Demonstration – effectiveness in documenting technique<br />Low cost – relatively speaking<br />
  3. 3. Types of video<br />Educational<br />Interviews<br />Demonstrations<br />Discussion<br />Promotional<br />Outside the scope of this presentation<br />
  4. 4. Early experience -Demonstrating Technique<br />Grafting – video developed by Ken Mudge to demonstrate grafting techniques 1999 <br />Used (and still in use) for distance learning.<br />Precursor of many of our educational videos<br />Examples include<br />Marcia Eames Sheavly - Watercolor<br />Forest Farming <br />Beginning Farmers<br />
  5. 5. Interviews - Preservation and education<br />Oral history<br />Jim Spero example<br /><br />Research Narrative<br />Scientifically Speaking<br /><br />
  6. 6. Creating videos<br />The basic elements:<br />Hardware<br />Cameras, microphone, etc<br />Software<br />Editing, compression<br />Topic (and people)<br />Planning<br />Storyboards<br />Release forms<br />
  7. 7. Hardware<br />Cameras<br />SONY HD Handycam (model varies)<br />Consumer and pro/prosumer models<br />Cost $450.00 - $Thousands<br />Tripod<br />Sony,Slik,Manfrotto<br />Better not to skimp, but budget dependent<br />Audio<br />Azden WLX-PRO Wireless LavalierSystem<br />Not the most expensive, but we’ve had good luck with this lavaliermic system<br />
  8. 8. Hardware, part 2<br />Computer:<br />PC:<br />Minimum 2 GB RAM, 4 or 8 better<br />Hard Drive(s) – Bigger is better, 2 drives is better, too.<br />USB 2 (minimum) and firewire ports<br />Good video card (512MB, ATI)<br />Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (or faster)<br />64 bit processor if using Premiere Pro CS5<br />Mac:<br />Minimum 2 GB RAM, 4 or 8 better<br />Has built in firewire, usb, etc…<br />
  9. 9. Software<br />Multiple Options<br />Dependent on operating system<br />For PC’s:<br />Windows Movie Maker<br />Pinnacle Studio<br />Adobe Premiere<br />For Mac:<br />iMovie<br />Final Cut Express<br />Final Cut Pro<br />Camtasia Studio<br />Great product for many uses, not technically a video editing product<br />
  10. 10. New, emerging video devices<br />Cellphones, flip video, Kodak Zi and related small objects.<br />Advantages:<br />Lower cost<br />Portable<br />High quality vide<br />Disadvantages:<br />Poor audio quality<br />Steady hand needed<br />
  11. 11. Planning with Storyboards<br />Storyboarding is:<br /><ul><li>A sketch of how you want to organize your video.
  12. 12. Helps define the focus and key moments you want to capture.
  13. 13. Will help reduce editing time.
  14. 14. Is not a work of art.</li></ul>Storyboarding is key to both planning and the success of your project.<br />In the case of an interview, well planned and thought out questions replace the storyboard.<br />
  15. 15. Interviewing for video<br />Know your topic<br />Prepare your questions in advance<br />Do not fear silence<br />Think conversation, not interview<br />Ask for explanations of technical terms<br />Pay attention – people are more open and responsive when they feel like they are being heard.<br />Pay Attention – listen deeply and follow up – on either what is said, or what is left unsaid.<br />
  16. 16. Importance of good audio<br />People will, generally, forgive poor image quality if the audio is good.<br />Test audio before you begin filming.<br />Always have spare batteries if your mics need them.<br />If you are relying on the built in audio of your video camera:<br />Minimize extraneous noises.<br />Be close to your subject.<br />Do not film outside on a windy day.<br />
  17. 17. Editing video<br />Can be time consuming:<br />Storyboarding can help reduce the time needed.<br />Current hardware helps (it is possible to edit video on a 6 year old Dell laptop running Linux, using open source tools, but just because something is possible doesn’t make it reasonable).<br />Just getting started? Use the simplest, most basic tool ( Moviemaker, iMovie).<br />Save the original footage, project files, etc…. Just in case.<br />
  18. 18. Creating Video from pictures<br />Compelling and informative video can be made using still pictures and narration.<br />Advantages:<br />Lower cost<br />Faster time to the web<br />Easy to learn and use software<br />Camtasia Studio – an excellent software package all around.<br />
  19. 19. Hosting<br />Youtube<br />Large audience<br />Easy upload<br />10 minute limit on video length.<br />Vimeo<br />Less well know<br />Easy upload<br />500mb per week upload limit<br />Can control who has access<br />
  20. 20. Participatory video<br />Turning the camera over to your “stakeholders”.<br />Focus on process, rather than product<br />Can empower a group or community to tell their own stories.<br />Means giving up control.<br />Merits it’s own presentation, someday……<br />
  21. 21. Links and contact<br />All links and a copy of this presentation:<br /><br /><br />Contact:<br />Paul Treadwell<br /><br />