Videos are useful for sharing ideas and to clarify complex subjects.
Today videos go viral far more often 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 classes is well-animated and if there is a story behind complicated concepts.
Moving images grasp attention and its use leads to higher involvement with the resources. This is exactly what is needed while explaining new topics. Video can either be taken using the camera (smartphone), or it could be a composition of images that makes the material more interactive.
When making 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.
In addition to the basic recording process, the content creator can use pre programmed tools that allow animated videos to be created in a browser. Some of them are free, some of them have tariff plans.
These platforms all serve one goal – to make the content interactive and engage with the viewers.
Activity: Review the Module References and Resources
Video creation takes time but videos brings valuable results. The team that creates video prepares a lot of information and increases the knowledge base. Viewers are more engaged with the subject materials.
The easiest and cheapest method to record video is using a smartphone, or a simple digital camera.
Activity: Follow the instructions to make and share your own video
To create a quality video you will need to be able edit your shots. This implies cutting and pasting parts of different clips adding sound, text and maybe photos.
Editing is a key part of the video making process as it lets you add extra material or cut shots that don’t fit. Editing is not complicated if you follow the storyboard you created and you work out what to add or delete. It is always better to prepare things on the paper first and then to modify them.