Last summer I started using some new hardware that has made my video making a lot easier. The new setup helps me make better quality videos while reducing steps and saving a substantial amount of time. Some time ago I shared how I make my instructional videos. In that post I detailed how I recorded... Continue Reading →
I'll be honest. I'm as tired of exams as the students are. Our library is a wreck, students are grumpy, and it's either too hot or too cold in the building. It's been a hard, hard week, but it ends tomorrow. If you're in the same boat, let this awesome video cheer you up. It... Continue Reading →
This is an awesome introduction to the basics of conducting a video interview. For more helpful videos like this, check out Vimeo Video School. 10 Steps to Shooting your First DIY Interview from Vimeo Video School on Vimeo.
YouTube has a very cool featured whereby the big fancy YouTube computer will try to automagically perform closed captioning for your videos. In my experiences in watching my own videos, and from viewing other videos, the closed captioning results from YouTube can be hit or miss. In a pinch, most results are serviceable, allowing non-native... Continue Reading →
The video below is a follow-up to my previous post about how I make library instructional videos. This video shows the basics of making library instructional (or other educational) videos and screencasts. The video discusses the inexpensive equipment and software needed, and shows how to make a video from start to finish. Discusses camera... Continue Reading →
Making videos for my library patrons have saved me time, allowed me to better serve my them, and enabled them to quickly find answers to their questions. I first started using web video for library instruction over 6 years ago and have learned a lot along the way. My hope is that the information... Continue Reading →
Because it's growing by leaps and bounds, that's why! "The number of unique viewers of online video increased 5.2% year-over-year according to The Nielsen Company, from 137.4 million unique viewers in January 2009 to 142.7 million in January 2010." I'd like to think that a few of my videos that I created in the... Continue Reading →