Instructional Videos

Videos are one of the most effective means to communicate.  I have done videos for family histories, family stories, health and wellness instruction, and other training purposes.

 

Sample audio video equipment and programs:

 

Video, Picture, Audio Equipment

Canon H300 for up to 1080p video recording with external microphone

Sony H55 for still photos and up to 720p video recording

Sony Digital Recorder for audio recording with external microphone

Computer for audio video production

 

Video, Picture, Audio Editing and Production

Cyberlink Director Ultimate

Canon ImageMixer

Microsoft Movie Maker Live

Sony Pixila ImageMixer

Sony Digital Voice Editor

            Nuance Dragon Voice Recognition

 

Miscellaneous Equipment

            Video Lights (Attached to Camera, Attached to Tripod, Standalone)

            Extra Camera and Light Batteries

            Power Supplies,

            Extension Cords

            Tape

 

Steps to Create a Home or Instructional Video

 

1 - Plan the video shoot, e.g. purpose, participants, setting, equipment, lighting, audio, etc

 

2 - Determine what video editing program you will use.  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_editing_software for Video Editing. 

 

3 - Determine what audio editing program you will use.  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_editing for Digital Audio Editor

 

4 – Plan the arrangement of camera, lights, participants, background, etc

 

5 – Plan the sequence of the video, e.g. introduction, flow, ending, etc

 

6 - Determine the capture video resolution, e.g. standard, HD 720, HP 1024, etc

 

7 - Get all needed equipment, e.g. camera, lights, participants, background, etc

 

8 - Setup the area, e.g. participants, camera and lights, etc

 

9 - Shoot the video

 

10 - Transfer raw video to your computer

 

11 – Edit the video, e.g. titles, credits, cropping, splitting, etc

 

12 – Optionally edit the audio, add a music track, etc.

 

13 – Render the video into the desired output format, e.g. wmf, mp4, etc for Video DVD, Facebook/YouTube upload, etc.

 

14 – Optionally, create an audio file, e.g. mp3

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