Re: Equipment for making videos for teaching
- Hi Dave,
In my experience with making videos with digital images, I have especially noticed that what you're going to say is important and should be planned, and thus a script is so crucial.. and the shorter the video, the more effective..
My two cents!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dk" <davekees1@...> wrote:
> "...how do you actually make the videos. Do you have media backup at your
> university? Do you do it at home on a camcorder or similar?"
> When Salman Khan does the Khan Academy videos, it is only showing a blank
> screen which he draws on using a special pen and electronic pad.
> In my first attempt, I used Jing. This is free software to record your
> activities on your computer screen. I scanned our lesson book and then while
> viewing the lesson page talked about the exercises. Advantage: Free. Easy.
> Video is only 5-minutes long. Disadvantage: A little difficult to point out
> items on a page, to highlight certain words that I was talking about. Could
> have opened the page in MS Paint and used the mouse to draw on the page or
> to buy one of those things like Salman Khan uses and do it in Paint. Video
> is only 5-minutes long.
> After that I began using a video camera, actually just the video on my smart
> phone. I found a way to suspend my phone over the text book. Pretty
> primitive setup but I was surprised at how good the results were.
> Advantages: Free. Easy. Can write on the book with a real pen. Can
> highlight, circle or point at words while teaching. Disadvantages: Couldn't
> find a smooth way to zoom into anything so I would usually go for a
> half-page shot rather than try to show the whole page.
> I mentioned the advantage and disadvantage of Jing was that it only made a
> 5-minute video. I suppose if I paid for the advanced version I could make
> the videos longer. But it is amazing how fast 5 minutes passes when you're
> teaching. It caused me to try to be more efficient in my explanations and to
> make sure I keep moving along and not hem and haw too much. Also doing it in
> 5-minute chunks meant that we were always switching back and forth between
> "virtual Dave" and "real Dave" and I think that helps maintain their
> Dave Kees
>  According to Business week, Khan uses a "Wacom tablet with an electronic
> pen, which cost about $80"
> More on these tablets: