DO ONE: PREPARATIONS FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION
EXERCISES / TASKS
DO ONE – INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION
Instructions for lesson planning including video and/or flipped classroom
Video production in three stages
Planning & manuscript
Recording & filming
- Planning a lesson or lecture including video material and/or flipped classroom
- Knowledge about creating a lesson plan including video and/or flipped classroom
- Knowledge about all stages included in a video production process
- Experiences of creating a lesson plan including video and/or flipped classroom
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLANNING TEACHING INCLUDING VIDEO MATERIAL
VIDEO CONTENT AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The starting point for your video production is your idea of video content and how it's connected with the curricula. The next question is how can the content be visualized? What are the key points? Moreover, the educational objectives should be also a guideline to structure the video. The educational objectives will determine where you should emphasize and will keep you focused not to lose the educational aspect of your video.
Are you planning to use open-ended or instructional videos? Open-ended videos are not that obviously connected with the curricula as instructional videos, although both types can be educational. Open-ended videos can seem more irrelevant as they have as a goal to motivate and engage students with the subject. Open-ended videos cannot stand alone and the role of the educator is essential in order to achieve the desirable learning outcome (for example drama and documentaries). On the other hand, instructional videos are more structured and specifically designed to broaden and extend the experience of the learner and produced for a specific use during a teaching task. This type of videos are integrated with the curriculum in a more obvious way and the students can achieve the learning objectives without further instruction (for example demonstrations, modelling, procedural activities, step-by-step tutorials).
CONTEXT OF USE AND VISUAL FORMAT
How are you going to use the video?
- Is it going to be shown in the class?
- Are you going to make it available on the web?
- Is it going to be a part of a series, clips or video podcasts?
These are some questions regarding the context of use that you have to think before the production in order to structure your video in a way to ensure that the educational objectives will be achieved. The visual format refers to the way that the educational content is delivered. Is it going to be a presentation, a dramatization, an interview or a demonstration? Think about the content and what is the most appropriate way to deliver it.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLANNING THE VIDEO PRODUCTION
SCRIPTING AND STORY BOARDING
The more detail in your planning, the more easy the production. Write the script of your video and highlight the most important points that have to be raised. Story-boarding gives you the opportunity to visualize your thinking. Also, a storyboard act as a guide not only for the producer but also for all the participants such as actors, presenters and voice-overs, giving them the story line of your video which engages them more within the process.
Now it's time for the filming. Re-shoot any scenes that you have a doubt that something was missing or it was delivered differently of what you had imagined. It is always better to have more footage than less. When filming is finished, it is time to put it all together. Pick a video-editing software of your choice and be creative. Add music and graphics to a certain extent. There is a lot of features of transitions and graphics available. Too many graphics and different types of transitions can be tiring for the eyes. Keep it simple.
The content above is borrowed from: Educational Video Production: When Educators Become Producers by Maria Manolopoulou, November 12, 2012 on eLearningINDUSTRY
ASSIGNMENT: CREATE YOUR LESSON PLAN INCLUDING VIDEO AND/OR FLIPPED CLASSROOM
Above you have instructions for planning lessons and lectures including video material.
- Identify elements in your teaching where video material could be included
- Analyse the pedagogical aspect/value of using flipped classroom in your teaching
- Decide whether you will use existing video materials or produce your own material
Choose your preferable way of doing the lesson planning (in word, ppt, notebook, as a mindmap).
VIDEO PRODUCTION IN THREE STAGES
In the next course unit DO ONE: ASSIGNMENT you will try out the different stages in a video production process by yourself.