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Posted by Makena Neal 6 months ago


DUSTIN - My experience with video making has consisted of recording zoom meetings and using my cell phone's front-facing camera. I'm a novice and low tech to say the least. What recommendations do you have for someone like me to get started? Are there key considerations I should reflect on before starting? Does MSU have any tools to help me? Where/how does accessibility come in?


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Posted by Makena Neal 6 months ago

Thanks so much Dustin! Super helpful!

Posted by Dustin De Felice 6 months ago

One area of accessibility I like to focus on in my video production includes creating video coherency in the following ways: 1) Connect visuals, audio, and content together. 2) Refer to every element in your videos (from figures to images to text). 3) Tell a story through all of these elements. Hope these tips and suggestions are useful, Dustin

Posted by Dustin De Felice 6 months ago

For accessibility, you should think about your audio settings because many learners can forgive low-quality video, but not low-quality audio. 1) Use the best microphone possible. 2) Pay attention to where you are recording. 3) Minimize background noise. 4) Clean up audio files if necessary.

Posted by Dustin De Felice 6 months ago

When making videos, I recommend the following ideas for making effective videos: 1) Planning Video Content. 2) Make content specific videos separate from classroom business. 3) Stick to the objectives and your course material in one video. 4) Address students and course house-keeping in another. 5) Avoid mentioning dates, current events, other time-specific elements. If you do these things, you'll find your videos can last longer, thus making the work you put into them even worth more.

Posted by Dustin De Felice 6 months ago

Reposting to make it more readable: MAKENA - The first recommendation I can offer is to think about using an editing tool like Camtasia, which is currently available free to faculty and staff. You can gain access to this tool through the Tech Store. It's a fairly intuitive, yet powerful editing tool that also includes a screen capture tool.

Posted by Dustin De Felice 6 months ago

MAKENA - The first recommendation I can offer is to think about using an editing tool like Camtasia, which is currently available free to faculty and staff. You can gain access to this tool through the Tech Store. It's a fairly intuitive, yet powerful editing tool that also includes a screen capture tool.

When making videos, I recommend the following ideas for making effective videos:

Planning Video Content.
Make content specific videos separate from classroom business
Stick to the objectives and your course material in one video
Address students and course house-keeping in another
Avoid mentioning dates, current events, other time-specific elements

If you do these things, you'll find your videos can last longer, thus making the work you put into them even worth more.

For accessibility, you should think about your audio settings because many learners can forgive low-quality video, but not low-quality audio.

Use the best microphone possible
Pay attention to where you are recording
Minimize background noise
Clean up audio files if necessary

One area of accessibility I like to focus on in my video production includes creating video coherency in the following ways:

Connect visuals, audio, and content together
Refer to every element in your videos (from figures to images to text)
Tell a story through all of these elements

Hope these tips and suggestions are useful,

Dustin