I've been reviewing and cleaning up my Evernote notes the past few days. Yesterday I stumbled across my outline for a short microteaching workshop I gave to my fellow subject librarians on December 4, 2019. The topic ---- Teaching with Teams. At the time, I imagine that many of my colleagues questioned how/when/if they would... Continue Reading →
I've been making instructional videos and screencasts since before YouTube existed and I have changed my process over time as both my skills and technology improved. Another business librarian recently asked me about my current process, equipment, and software, and since it's been a decade since I last shared how I make videos, I... Continue Reading →
I was charged with creating a short instructional film that succinctly explained our COVID safety guidelines to students. This was my first time doing a multi-scene film shoot where I was both the filmmaker and the one being filmed. I shot the entire video solo. Here's what I learned.
I let my sons borrow my GoPro a few weeks ago when they went sledding in the back yard. They recorded almost 10 minutes of footage. It was good practice for me to edit someone else's clips down to a reasonably short video and I had some fun with the cuts. https://vimeo.com/511824800
Screencast-o-matic is a very affordable software that you can use to create screencasts, screen recordings, and instructional videos. I've used SOM for years and highly recommend it. It's pretty easy to use and most folks get up and running pretty quickly. However, some users may find that their first few videos aren't as good as... Continue Reading →
Over the past few weeks, I've conducted 8 scheduled research consultations and answered 2 chat questions via Microsoft Teams. This is approximately 30 percent of the 27 patron reference transactions that I have personally recorded since school resumed on March 23. While my overall numbers are down likely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the interactions... Continue Reading →
My first videos in my new work-from-home basement office were a bit rushed, so I didn't have much time to work out all of the details before recording the research sessions for my students. While the content was okay, I wasn't happy with the quality of the audio and video. I watched a few YouTube... Continue Reading →