Module 2 – Recording, publishing video

Videos are useful for sharing ideas and to clarify complex subjects.

Today videos are going viral far more than text or images. Video format is the easiest way to deliver your message in a short and simple way.

Students are more engaged if the subject of the lecture is well-animated and if there is a story behind complicated concepts.

Moving an image grasps the attention and leads to higher involvement. This is exactly what is needed while explaining new topics. Video can either be taken on the camera (smartphone), or they can be a composition of images that makes the material more interactive.

While taking video it is important to sketch a scenario beforehand. Draft a storyboard that will help you to understand which shots would you need to take. Always keep in mind the question:  What is the key subject? You would also like to consider the sound and the lights to make sure that the image is visible and that the speech is clear to the viewers.

Take into consideration that you can edit the video and crop unsuccessful shots or add text / animation to the footage that better explains the subject. 

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Explorer level

Video creation takes time and brings results. The team that creates video prepares a lot of information and increases the knowledge base. The viewers are more engaged in the subject and have a higher learning curve according to different studies. 

The easiest and cheapest method to record video is using a smartphone, or a simple digital camera.


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Expert level

To create a really finalized video you will need to edit it, that implies cutting and pasting parts of different clips adding sound and photos.

Editing is a key part of video making process as it lets you add extra material or cut shots that don’t match. Editing is not complicated if you follow your storyboard and you know what to add or delete. It is always better to keep things on the paper first and then to modify them.


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