A suite of resources to get you from writing your script to delivering your video or podcast.
Interested in creating your own media content? You’re in luck! If you’re new to media production, then this video is a great introduction to the basics. And if you’re looking to build on your existing skills, we’ve got a wealth of resources here that can help.
Step 1: Preparing your content for media production
The ability to communicate online via video, podcasts, and even interactive experiences has never been more accessible. But each medium has its own pros and cons, and all require a significantly different approach. Get things off on the right foot with these tips on preparing your content.
Step 2: Preparing your technical setup
Once you’ve prepared your content for media production, the next step is getting your technical setup in order. Thankfully, streaming live or recording a great video or podcast doesn’t have to cost the earth. Make your production shine with these practical tips on getting the most out of the gear you’ve already got, as well as advice on additional tools you can use to take things to the next level.
Step 3: Presenting on video or via streaming
Once you’ve prepared your material and technical setup, it’s time to actually present. If you’re new to creating media content, this might feel daunting. But we’ve collated some easy-to-follow tips to make sure you look, sound, and feel confident.
Step 4: Finishing and releasing your media content
With your project scripted, prepared, and recorded, it’s time to finish and release it. Make sure your content gets seen and reaches your intended audience using these tips on editing software, technical standards, and video hosting.
Additional tips, tricks, and resources
Quick guides to common workflows
Are you planning to record a quick one-off message to students, a scripted presentation to camera, a narrated slideshow or maybe an expert interview? Depending on the kind of video you’re aiming for, there are a number of recording options and university supported solutions to choose from. If you’re looking to get started immediately, the most common workflows are:
Be aware of the various copyright policies regarding online audio and video. Generally speaking, don’t include any third-party content without permission or correct licensing. Visit the copyright website for more information.
Stock images, templates and other resources
- Tactical communication resources
- LMS support (includes Kaltura guides and workshops)
- Photo and imagery resources (including Imagebank)
- Templates and logos (including video templates)
- Photographing and filming people (Copyright Office)
- Privacy issues when photographing, filming or recording on behalf of the University (Legal and risk)
- Brand guidelines
- Video captioning.
Professional development programs
Learning Environments runs professional development programs throughout the year. Some examples include:
- The art of authentic video storytelling
- Designing for learning with technology
- Using video in education
- Presenting to camera
- Video production with smartphones
- Self-service audio recording.
Performing music over the internet
For tips and information on playing music over the internet through Zoom or other real-time networked methods, see this article.
- Additional learning resources
This page was last updated on 26 Feb 2021.
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