Documentation:Learn It - Video
Software and Production
- Lynda.com is a hosts a video library of courses that provide training in a wide variety of technology-related areas. Of specific interest to DIYers might be the education technology, photography, and video sections. UBC staff and faculty can get access to lynda.com at no charge. Instructions for creating a brand new account can be found here, and instructions for migrating an old account from the pilot can be found here. *Camtasia for PC and Camtasia for mac: Using Camtasia and need some training? These short (2-5 min) videos offer excellent training support for beginners to advanced users.
- Check out Wistia's Learning Center and their series of videos on Video Production and Video Strategy & Concepting. Here are several highlights from Wistia:
- Camtasia. UBC offers free licenses for Camtasia and Snagit (screen capture software). Instructions for access are in the Using Camtasia Toolkit. Techsmith hosts tutorials for Camtasia Studio on Windows or Camtasia 2 on Mac.
- VideoScribe. A tool for creating hand drawn animations. UBC offers a license for use via Connect. See instructions for access here. VideoScribe also has a set of tutorials to help you get started.
- Windows Movie Maker (PC) - Basic video making software; free download for Windows
- iMovie (Mac) - Basic video making software. Penn State's Media Commons iMovie Tutorials.
- FinalCut Pro - Recommended for intermediate to complex video production. Penn State's Final Cut Pro Tutorials.
- Adobe Premiere CC and Adobe Premiere - Recommended for intermediate to complex video production.
- Audacity (Mac, PC) - Tutorial is great for enhancing your audio files.
- 6 tips to how to shoot a quality DIY Video includes recommendation for good lighting equipment, microphone, and webcam.
- Overview of video lighting techniques
- 7 strategies to shoot in low light
- Down and Dirty Lighting Kit
- DIY: Make Your Own Basic Lighting Kit at Home Youtube Video
- For product reviews (microphone, camera, etc) try: the Wirecutter.
- Dr. Rosie Redfield's basic DIY studio set up for screencasting.
Here are a few useful links if you're looking at microphones.
- The DIY Media website has a page on microphone suggestions, going over the various types of microphones available.
- Choosing Microphones is a 4-minute video from lynda.com which has some helpful tips for deciding what kind of microphone will best suit your needs.
- Wistia's Learning Centre demonstrates the quality of sound achieved with different mics in this 4.5 minute video.
- Wistia's Learning Centre: Video Production: informative, short videos to support DIY video production.
- Camtasia for PC and Camtasia for mac: Using Camtasia and need some training? These short (2-5 min) videos offer excellent training support for beginners to advanced.
- How to Shoot a Good iphone video - Part of a great series from the iphoneographers. They also cover editing and app reviews for iphone moviemaking.
- Penn State's Video Production Tips
- Video Techniques from kdmcBerkely (School of Journalism) for more depth and detail.
- YouTube Tutorial Videos Video to help you with all phases of production.
- Indy Mogul's YouTube Channel Great Resource for DIY Video support for things like lighting, special effects.
Once you have selected a host for your video, you may be thinking about where you want to embed it. Embedding video allows you to bring it from your host platform into a space where you might develop additional context for it or activity related to it to support learning. Here are some instructions for embedding video:
- on UBCWiki
- on UBC's Content Management System (Embedding Video)
- on UBC's Learning Management System (Connect) Embedding media files
- on UBC Blogs (Embedding Video)
Teaching & Learning
- Purdue's Instructors' Guide to Media Activities. Considerations for incorporating student created media projects in the classroom.
- Duke's CIT: Best Practices for Video Assignments.
Open Educational Resources
- Find OER: Open Professionals Education Network.
- Finding and using Creative Commons materials: UBC's guide to Creative Commons.
- UBC Image Sources Guide: crediting image sources.
Video/Multimedia Assignments: UBC Examples
- Psyc 208: Catherine Rawn hosts a creative advertisement showcase – where students create (video or other) resources to advertise their insight into a learning challenge they have researched throughout the term. Her blog post on the topic links to the full assignment description and samples of the students' work.
- Land and Food Systems 250: Hannah Wittman/Will Valley: Students develop "streeter" style videos to present varied viewpoints or perspectives on particular issues: some examples.
- Phys. 101: Simon Bates discusses student created content that has made its way into the curriculum – to form part of the course: Here are some examples of student created content for hist course.
In addition, students produce video content for:
- the Learning Commons
- Digital Tattoo project: (a resource to help students understand and manage their evolving digital identities).
Camtasia is available for students at UBC, they can access it through Connect. Here is a link to the toolkit from the DIY Media website.