Making a video - Stefan Buttigieg


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  • Making a video - Stefan Buttigieg

    1. 1. Making a Video<br />Stefan Buttigieg<br />IFMSA New Technologies Support Division Director<br />
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    3. 3. Aims and purpose<br />What shall I learn from all of this?<br />
    4. 4. Keep in mind…<br />Benefits of making a video<br />Learning the basic steps to get you started<br />Learning how to upload your proud work online via different video sharing sites<br />Making it popular and using it as a tool to promote your NMO, LCs, Projects and Events.<br />
    5. 5. Typical Case Scenarios<br />You’re during the National Board meeting and someone proposes the idea of making a promotional video…<br />Your favourite standing committee would like to upload a video online to promote its latest project…<br />To report an event and to show how much medical students gained from it…<br />To promote your Local Committee as a choice for the IFMSA Exchange student<br />
    6. 6. BUT…<br />Enthusiasm starts building you start collecting all kinds of videos and photos….<br />
    7. 7. Where to start from<br />You just have no idea…..<br />
    8. 8. Stepwise Approach<br />Plan ahead<br />Budget<br />Getting what you need<br />Learning how to use the equipment<br />Capturing the footage<br />Organizing footage<br />Video Editing<br />
    9. 9. Planning Ahead<br />Define the aims and purpose of the video<br />Imagine<br />Imagine what the video will look like in your mind<br />How do you want your audience to react to the video?<br />What feelings would you like to provoke with the video?<br />
    10. 10. Planning Ahead<br />From your fertile imagination<br />Write down a script<br />Create a storyboard<br />Series of pictures which depict how you would like your video to appear<br />Make a checklist of things you need/to do:<br />Footage that needs to be taken<br />Photos that need to be taken/collected<br />Equipment that you need<br />
    11. 11. Getting what you need: Equipment<br />Ask friendsand relatives to provide you with the materials you need<br />Improvise especially if you’re on a tight-budget<br />Ask your liaison to sponsors to consider getting funds by including adverts in your video<br />Pre-roll<br />Post-Roll<br />
    12. 12. Learning<br />Trial and Error – 2nd best<br />Reading and checking out documentation – 1st BEST<br />Wastes much less time on the long-term basis<br />Helps you make better use of your software and other equipment`<br />
    13. 13. Capturing<br />Capture the MOMENT<br />Appoint someone who would be responsible for the capturing of the footage or do it yourself.<br />Shaky movements look bad. Period.<br />Use different angles and perspectives<br />Take as many shots as possible and make sure you protect the footage with your life.<br />Two types of shot<br />Roll A [ Static ]<br />Roll B [ Moving Camera]<br />
    14. 14. Organizing<br />Footage Types<br />Tape [ Name each tape ]<br />SD/SD HC Card<br />Hard Disk on Camera<br />Make sure you have two copies<br />Local computer<br />External Hard Drive<br />NAME. NAME. NAME<br />What would you prefer <br />Dscf09349238749347 OR<br />[Tape 1] Roll A – Close-up shot of Teddy Bear<br />
    15. 15. Video Editing <br />Software<br />Time-consuming but with great satisfaction of final results<br />Organize your resources well<br />Choice of music is critical<br />
    16. 16. Software<br />Windows Movie Maker<br />iMovie<br />Adobe Premiere Pro CS4<br />Final Cut Pro<br />
    17. 17. Windows Movie Maker<br />PROS<br /><ul><li>Cheap and easy option
    18. 18. Simple</li></ul>CONS<br /><ul><li>Limited
    19. 19. Not flexible with editing different video layers/channel</li></li></ul><li>Pros<br />Very easy to use<br />Basic<br />Cons<br />Simplistic<br />Limits your editing capabilities<br />Available only for Mac<br />iMovie<br />
    20. 20. Pros<br />Allows great amount of flexibility<br />Cons<br />Steep learning curve(but once you learn this, it will be great  ) <br />Available only on Mac<br />FinalCut Pro<br />
    21. 21. Pros<br />Available on Mac and PC<br />Very good flexibility and works very well with Adobe SuiteCollection which produce excellent additional effects to the video<br />Adobe After Effects<br />Adobe Encore<br />Cons<br />Steep Learning Curve<br />Adobe Premiere Pro CS4<br />
    22. 22. Choice of Music<br />It is critical<br />Sets the mood of the video<br />If you use the wrong music you will put the viewer in the wrong mindset<br />Example….<br />
    23. 23. Prairie Dog<br />Original Video Source<br />546,973 views<br />
    24. 24. Dramatic Prairie Dog<br />6,277,275 views<br />
    25. 25. Small working Groups<br />Storyboard<br />
    26. 26. Outcomes - Ideas<br />How did it feel?<br />Do you think it would be easier to create and edit the video when you created this?<br />
    27. 27. Questions<br />
    28. 28. Contact me for Training videos and Software<br />To do at your leisure time…<br />