Creating Live-Action Videos

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Attendees will watch and participate in the creation of a live-action video, from planning and scripting to shooting, editing, and uploading footage. The demonstration will focus on best practice and simple strategies for capturing well-lit footage with clear audio either using the Idea Lab studios or personal equipment (e.g. cell phone). Time will also be dedicated to on-camera presentation skills. The second half of the workshop will focus on editing footage.

After this workshop, students will be able to:

  • Book time and equipment in the Idea Lab studio spaces
  • Plan and script/storyboard a video for an assignment
  • Implement strategies for recording well-lit video footage with clear audio that is suitable for editing
  • Locate royalty-free and Creative Commons licensed images and music (and attribute when necessary)
  • Locate the major editing functions (trim, add text and music, adjust audio, export) in free or freely available software

Skill Type: Digital Literacy
Level: Foundational
Delivery Method: Open workshop
Ideal Audience:Students, Staff, or Faculty, no experience necessary
Time Required: 60 minutes
Best Practice: Attendees can choose to attend a Mac or PC-based version of the workshop.
Technology Required: Provided.

Interested in learning more? We invite you to visit the Idea Lab website.

Students can borrow the equipment listed below from the Library or Learning Commons. Bring your student card to the relevant desk to get the items.