Interested in creating your own media content? You’re in luck! If you’re new to video production, then this video is a great introduction to the basics. And if you’re looking to build your existing skills, we’ve got a wealth of resources — including detailed videos and written guides — available for the four major steps in media creation.
Step 1: Preparing your content for video
Whether you’re doing a pre-record or streaming live, communicating through video requires a significantly different approach to presenting in person.
Step 2: Preparing to record your video
Once you’ve prepared your content for video recording or streaming, the next step is getting your technical setup in order.
Step 3: Presenting on video/streaming
Once you’ve prepared your material and technical setup, it’s time to actually present.
Step 4: Finishing and releasing your video
With your videos scripted, prepared, and recorded, it’s time to finish and release them.
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