Anatomy of A Simple Course Intro Video
- “Big ideas” and essential questions for your course (see Understanding by Design).
- Patience and discipline to do step #1 first and do it well… really.
- An instructor with a rough script of how they want to convey the big ideas for their course (it doesn’t hurt to have a quirky/snarky hook).
- Some good coffee and friend/colleague/acquaintance/stranger who has a simple HD video capture device (in this case an iPhone 4S).
- A tripod and mount (e.g., Studio Neat Glif Tripod Mount & Stand for iPhone 4 & 4S).
- A semi-solid background to shoot against.
- A couple of lights.
- About 30 minutes to shoot the video, hopefully getting it all in one take.
- A bit of a tolerance for minor oratory mistakes.
- A simple non-linear video editing program (e.g., iMovie).
- A bit of self-control on how much post-production you want to do (not necessarily demonstrated in the example below).
- About one hour to edit the video, compress, and upload.
- Some students who will, upon entering the course LMS, appreciate seeing a real person and a really compelling reason to engage with course content.
Cross-posted on the vuDAT site