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YouTube Channel Workshop

YouTube channels allow the upload and storage of videos that you create, for online access, and for displaying on web pages, as well as in Blackboard courses.

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Podcasting – Busting the myths

Myth #1 – You need an iPod to podcast In theory you don’t really even need to own an MP3 player, let alone an iPod. Podcasting gets it’s name by combining the word iPod with the word Broadcasting. The idea is that you are “broadcasting” to

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I Need That Lecture Video Online Right Away!

So you went to your university’s media services department and checked out a camcorder with a tripod. You want to put a lecture or presentation that you recorded up on YouTube for those who weren’t able to attend. You just pressed stop on the camcorder. Now

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Making Movies for YouTube

Step #1 – Shooting your video: We’ll assume that you have already shot the video for your project. However, YouTube has some good resources for shooting video, using lighting, and getting good sound. An alternative to using a video camera is recording video with a webcam, which is part

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Green Screen Production

You may have heard the term “green screen” in terms of its use in video production. Shooting video in a room with a green background, either a wall painted green or using green fabric, will enable an easy way to create a virtual background behind

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Course Trailers

In April of 2015, the Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article on the increasing use of Course Trailers. It’s the idea of doing a course introduction video as if it were a movie preview such as those you see before the feature film in

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Sennheiser MKE600 Shotgun microphone

The Sennheiser MKE600 Shotgun microphone is a great microphone for video recording. It can be used with a mixer or any other device that can supply phantom power, or it can be powered by using an internal AA battery. Here’s a nice review of the MKE600:

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Audacity Tips

Import Audio – File > Import > Audio… – Or you can drag the file into the Audacity Window. Playback – Get used to using the Spacebar for Play/Pause. Also, if you have a keyboard with “Home” and “End” key they will transport you to

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Audio Resources

Audacity – just go get it! Audacity Tutorials – From the Audacity Wiki, some basic tutorials for using the program. We have a few Audacity Tips to help beginners with using Audacity. Oral History in the Digital Age – A fantastic resource for both audio

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What to Look for in a Camcorder

Shopping for a camcorder, or video camera, in days past was not an easy experience, but there has been constant improvement in the quality of video that can be obtained. There’s even great video to be had with your smartphone. You won’t need the most

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