All things video

Production notes, news, and resources for the entire video process from shooting to editing

Also see Creating Audio/Video on the Faculty EdTech PD wiki


Production notes

Video Elements (Zipped folder of following video elements)

  • Fordham Title Slide (Keating picture)
  • QuarterMile.mp3 (song for intro and credits)
  • Online Course title (title of course / video title template)
  • Music Credit Slide (use for Credit when using song)
  • Lower 3rd Name (for use when introducing speaker – optional)

Settings for exporting, converting, and uploading video (Google Doc)

  • Sorensen Squeeze
  • Handbrake

YouTube

Downloaders and other great tools

Tips and Tricks

20 Great YouTube Features and Tricks

How to Upload Captions to Your YouTube Video

How to Get the Most From YouTube Editor


One Button Studio


Downloading and embedding videos from YouTube into PowerPoint (offline method)

When embedding videos into PowerPoint– it is possible to trim videos in PowerPoint, but it is best to insert as small of a clip/file size as possible as the larger clips/file sizes will increase the size of the PowerPoint file

STEP ONE Download and convert the YouTube video

  • FOR YOUTUBE VIDEOS THAT DON’T NEED TO BE CLIPPED
  1. Paste the url of the YouTube video into the KeepVid website
    – you will need to allow the java plugin (might be a popup at the top of the browser as well as a popup window).
    – make sure to click the download button to the right of where you paste the url (don’t click the green buttons, they are advertising for another service)
  2. On the Zamar website:
    – Step 1 choose the file from the “Convert Files” tab
    – Step 2 select “wmv” from the drop down menu
    – Step 3 enter your email in step 3
    – Step 4 click the “Convert” button
  3. Check your email, there will be a link, then you will need to click on the download link that’s below the blue box in the message (“Alternatively click on the following link to download a copy of your converted file:”)
    – click on the green “Download” button on the right of the screen next to the name of your file (save it to the folder on your flash drive)
  • FOR YOUTUBE VIDEOS THAT DO NEED TO BE CLIPPED
  1. Paste the url of the YouTube video into the KeepVid website– you will need to allow the java plugin (might be a popup at the top of the browser as well as a popup window).
    – make sure to click the download button to the right of where you paste the url (don’t click the green buttons, they are advertising for another service)
  2. Open Quicktime to clip*
    – go to “Edit” and select “Trim”
    – use the yellow scrubber bars to select the start and end times
    – click the yellow button “Trim”
    – go to “File” and select “Save As”…. put it in the folder on your disk
  3. On the Zamar website:– Step 1 choose the file from the “Convert Files” tab
    – Step 2 select “wmv” from the drop down menu
    – Step 3 enter your email in step 3
    – Step 4 click the “Convert” button
  4. Check your email, there will be a link, then you will need to click on the download link that’s below the blue box (“Alternatively click on the following link to download a copy of your converted file:”)
    – click on the green “Download” button on the right of the screen next to the name of your file (save it to the folder on your flash drive)

STEP TWO Insert the video in PowerPoint

  • Click on the “Insert” tab and choose “Movie” (“Video from file” on PC) and select the file. For video formatting options, right click on the video (or select the “Format” tab on PC)

Note, if you need a free program to use on the PC, we recommend Windows Movie Maker


Making a video from slides in PPT and video clips using Windows MovieMaker

Converting the PowerPoint slides to images (only do after you have completely finished editing)

1. Go to “File” and from the “Save As” menu, there is a drop down (“Save as type”) you can select to save as image files (“PNG”)

2. Click “Save”

3. When prompted, select “Every Slide”

In Windows Moviemaker, you will add the slide images and clips to the timeline by clicking on “Add videos and photos” on the “Home” tab. If you need to fine tune any of the video, click the “Edit” tab and select “Trim” tool. Once you’ve set the in/out points (just like quicktime), click “Save trim” and then go back to the “Home” tab so you can add more images/clips.

To export the movie, on the “Home” tab, click “Save Movie” (choose “For computer”)


Resources

PreProduction Tips

Camera Wizard: An interactive video series

Educational Workshops on PreProduction, Production, and PostProducation (via YouTube on Google Hangouts)

Media College (free resources for film and digital media production)

Adjusting the audio of movie clips in Windows Movie Maker

Tutorials for using Handbrake

via Wikihow or via Switching2Mac