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Lights, Camera, eLearning: What Project Managers and Hollywood Directors Have in Common

Association eLearning

I recently watched a sci-fi movie with tons of special effects. I’m always amazed at how these massive productions begin with someone’s imagination and evolve into the magnificent movies we see on screen. While watching the film, it occurred to me that there are a lot of similarities between producing a movie and producing an eLearning project. Organization. Budget. Tweet This!

Audio Best Practices

Visual Lounge

If you are recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. Unless you have a higher end camera that has a built-in shotgun mic, you are going to want consider recording audio separately from your video. Have you ever seen those clap boards on movie sets? Recording Audio.

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Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with e's

The dominant movie and music industries are also threatened by the likes of YouTube and Vimeo, and there have been several recent high profile law suits over breaches of copyright. Hegemony police brutality social media blogging FaceBook Twitter cameras surveillance YouTube education disruption personal technology Antonio Gramsci learningIt's probably already too late. Not anymore.

Adobe Character Animator and eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Using your camera and microphone, you can control the animation. Then, with the boom of relatively cheap camcorders that followed, any kid with a camera could make a movie in his backyard with a couple of friends. Were all of these movies good? Adobe’s Character Animator software has us excited for the future of eLearning. Do you have a voice and a face?

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Freebie Friday: 3 Stock Video Templates

eLearning Brothers

That’s not to say you treat it like a cheap 3D movie and throw objects toward the camera just because you can. All the while, pictures encased in a futuristic frame of light slip towards the camera. When it comes to video eLearning, it is a cardinal sin to not take advantage of the medium. Get ‘em while they’re hot and take your video course to the next level!

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BBC ‘Making movies on a shoestring’

Spicy Learning

Almost everyone carries a digital camera these days, Blog The ability to communicate effectively with video in the mix is a highly desirable skill, one for which demand will only increase.

Great Advice from Stanley Kubrick.

Visual Lounge

And, while he's referring to camera and film video, I think his advice holds true for screencasters as well. Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but the best thing that young filmmakers should do is to get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all." - Stanley Kubrick quotes (American Film Director and Writer, 1928-1999). Can't think of a topic? Screencast 3

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

For some reasonable cutting, joining and tweaking, feel free to try Microsoft Movie Maker, Apple iMovie, Avidemux or any other tools with similar functionality. With a greater technical opportunity, try adding several feeds, i.e. an instructor camera and a wide shot camera that would record your whiteboard, instruments or sophisticated equipment. 6. redundancy goodbye. 2.

TechSmith Tips – Microphones, Recording Audio & How to Sync Audio with Video

Visual Lounge

If you are recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. Unless you have a higher end camera that has a built-in shotgun mic, you are going to want consider recording audio separately from your video. Have you ever seen those clap boards on movie sets? Recording Audio.

BBC ‘Making movies on a shoestring’

Spicy Learning

Almost everyone carries a digital camera these days, making the idea of creating video for e-Learning more accessible than ever. The ability to communicate effectively with video in the mix is a highly desirable skill, one for which demand will only increase. Devised and presented by the BBC, this workshop will show you how to create a great video. You will learn by working in groups facilitated by Nick Shackleton-Jones and his BBC colleagues. Topics to be covered include: 1. Introduction to developing e-Learning content. 2. Design: what to film. 3. Script content; collecting images. 3.

(almost) Everything about video for learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

For this blog I suffice to say that you can screencast (make a movie of your computer screen), on-the-fly videos (amateur quality with iphone, ipad or simple camera), professional videos, web lectures and live stream (let online follow a meeting by people who are not there). nice idea is a stopmotion movie. with animoto you can produce a short movie with pictures.

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Five Mistakes Trainers Make When Shooting Video With Smart Phones

Training Industry

The quality of video that can be produced with today’s smart phones is so good that full length movies have been shot using android devices and iPhones. No matter how great the camera or how powerful the processing capability, If the individual capturing and editing the video doesn’t prep correctly or use the right settings, there’s little chance of a quality outcome. Holding the camera vertically Holding the camera vertically may work well when you’re reading your email or browsing through a web page. When one person is speaking you focus the camera on that person.

What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

As per Merriam-Webster, “Augmented Reality is an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (as a smartphone camera).” What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry. Pokémon Go is a phenomenon which is quickly taking over our cell phones. Augmented Reality. Social.

The Return Of Video To eLearning

Upside Learning

With camera phones recording a video is a breeze and at almost no cost. Interactive: One of the common issues held against using video is that it is passive and not interactive. I don’t agree with that; if you recollect a movie you watched that has had a lasting impact on your thinking you know engagement and interaction are different things. Why Video Again? Why Videos in eLearning?

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Draw and Talk Over Your Images to Communicate Clearer

Visual Lounge

Narration is common in movies and storybooks, but it’s also proven to be a great tool in academics and business. Click video camera icon to start recording. 9. Talk Have you ever watched your local weather reporter draw a weather pattern on the screen? Or a sportscaster draw on-screen to analyze a sports play? They’re using telestration! Just like a broadcaster does.

Presentations in the cloud

Clive on Learning

video with media alongside (typically slides, but could also be Flash movies, Twitter feeds, web pages, etc.). Either you assemble offline using pre-recorded audio and video, or you record live, direct from a webcam or an external camera. A week or so back I was given a sneak preview of a new tool for distributing recorded presentations online called dpcloud. Got to have a go.

What the Release for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Means for Mobile Learning

CommLab India

Powerful cameras (a 12 megapixel camera on the rear and a 7 megapixel camera on the front). The cameras of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus go a long way in producing videos of high quality. The 12 megapixel camera is power-packed with advanced optical image stabilization capabilities, a 28mm wide-angle lens with a f/1.8 Remember the movie Jaws ?

Attention Span and Performance Improvement

Training Industry

Movie makers have known about this need for stimulus change for years. As a result, film producers have used this natural rhythm to determine the length of camera shots.  That's why today's movies are filmed in a way that shots of similar lengths recur in regular patterns.  If you want to see this in action, the next time you watch a movie start counting "one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three." Every time the camera angle changes, observe the pattern.  The approach can be accomplished in live, virtual and asynchronous settings.

3 Ways to Create Videos for your Courses

eFront

Why hire a professional production house when you have a camera and a microphone right on your computer, even your smartphone? Movie Clips. The next time you watch a movie and really like a scene for its lesson-related value, record it. Use the movie clip in your eLearning programs to capture your learners’ attention. Viewers have even become producers.

Top 5 eLearning Technologies To Look Out For In 2016

TalentLMS

The idea of simply slipping on a headset and immediately being immersed into another world seems like something out of a sci-fi movie, but virtual reality gadgets, such as Google Glass, Oculus Rift and others, are making it possible. This approach uses HD cameras, audio equipment, and a physical space to make online learners feel as though they are all sharing a common virtual room.

"Everyone remember where we parked."

Learning with e's

Unlike the crew in the movie Star Trek IV The Voyage Home , we don't need to go back to our origins, but it's nonetheless key to our future success that we acknowledge our history, our trajectory. The use of learner centred technologies such as social media, smartphones and cameras will be vital in the future of education. But is education being left behind in these advances?

How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

Ignatia Webs

Personal criteria that might influence your mobile device or tablet purchase (basically what you do is check what you feel is important to you, the more possibilities, the more your device will cost - most of the time) : Camera quality : how many mega pixels does the camera have (the more mega pixels the better the quality of the pictures taken with it)? Or is it of interest to you?

12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

Windows Movie Maker. Windows Movie Maker is an easy to use video editing production suite. Quickly add photos and footage from your PC or camera into Movie Maker. Then fine tune your movie just the way you want it. When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. iMovie. iMovie allows you to turn your home video into your favorite film with just a few clicks. Chirbit. ScreenFlow. Vocaroo. Camtasia. CamStudio.

Effective Video Training – Breaking it down

Social Learning

good training video can bring out a similar level of engagement as a good movie or television show. Keep people engaged (!) by using a variety of methods – titles, voiceovers, different camera angles, music. It’s no surprise that the use of video in corporate training continues to gain in popularity among corporate      Learning and Development departments.

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20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

Windows Movie Maker. Windows Movie Maker is an easy to use video editing production suite. Quickly add photos and footage from your PC or camera into Movie Maker. Then fine tune your movie just the way you want it. Sometimes building online courses can be a little more difficult than it seems, so why not have one place you can go to find the resources and help you need? We have compiled a list of different resources and applications to help you build your courses quickly and easily. Whether you are looking for a SCORM, audio, or video application, let us help!

#mlearn2010 Andy Goff on Augmented reality for Learning

Ignatia Webs

remark to myself: wear a QR-code t-shirt for your presentation) types of AR accelerometer, gps, and compass CV - camera reads maker CV - camera reads images/objects. eyePet from PS3 : he does different things, ongoing interaction with your pet through your ps-camera (realllllly nice: used by Foxhill Primary School. Also linking to SecondSightExperience: Romeo and Juliet Pilot.

Nordic Wonder Ski Video!

eContent

hope you enjoy the video I made using my GoPro camera. I use a head mount for my camera, and normally only take video on downhills in order I may concentrate on holding the camera platform steady (i.e. One of the free tools to create movies is Microsoft Movie Maker , but it only works with Microsoft video formats. The Movie! Nordic Wonder: The Movie!

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Flash course development toolkit - provides the source code, features include ability to load your movies, creates a table of contents and provides complete navigation control. Authoring Pro – Developer and International Edition - comes with audio editor, video editor, image editor, screen capture and screen camera. Tools these days come in three flavors. combination of both.

AR: Augmenting the Reality of Learning

Social Learning

Like many of you, my first look at augmented reality (AR) came via 80s action movies (e.g. Because Smartphones possess GPS, a camera, and fast graphic chips, they have all the necessary ingredients for a smooth AR experience.  Introduction to AR. Robocop and Terminator).  These half-man, half-machines were seen to have superpowers, due in large part to their AR. 

Cool Augmented Reality Apps

Learn and Lead

You can select objects and place them on real time camera pictures to see how they might look at the place. Point the camera to a Layar-enabled magazine and it bring alive the magazine. think the really cool futuristic gadget would be the newspapers shown in Harry Potter movies, the ones where the video is viewed on the newspaper itself. Here''s a sample of what I tried.

VideoScribe HD App

Dont Waste Your Time

link to Dropbox for image import, music and exporting Movies. draw the movie left handed, right handed or without a hand. connection to YouTube did not work, so video had to be exported to the iPad camera roll for manual upload … but YouTube was unable to process this file as it did not recognise the file format. ” VideoScribe HD (£3.99). move-in drawing style.

Video is the New Text.Hmmm!

Will at Work Learning

NOT a professional video camera. based on who knows what (going to art museums, listening to music, playing music as a kid, observing the craft while watching videos, movies, TV, etc.). For years I've been telling clients they ought to use more video in their learning programs, especially their elearning offerings. My arguments have been as follows: People react to well-crafted videos and audio with increased attention. The storytelling often inherent in video is powerfully seductive. Video is the New Text. Today's headlines hint that video on the internet is the number one draw.

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What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning?

Ignatia Webs

Personal criteria that might influence your mobile device purchase (basically what you do is check what you feel is important to you, the more possibilities, the more your device will cost - most of the time) : Camera quality: how many mega pixels does the camera have (the more mega pixels the better the quality of the pictures taken with it)? Or is it of interest to you?

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

Think about the rise of camcorders and camera phones,” Will notes. People still flock to see professionally produced movies at the theater, and every major brand still seeks out experts to create top-end video content. The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! In What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015. There you have it.

Resolve to Engage Your Learners in 2012

The Learning Circuits

No one wants to watch a movie in which the director yells “Lights, Camera…Multiple Choice Question” We are more excited with movies directed with the words “Lights, Camera, Action.” Multiple choice questions don’t reflect reality. In real-life we are seldom confronted with a multiple choice question, we are confronted with problems, decisions, and the need to be innovative. Not the need to choose the best answer out of four choices. Action is what we want, it is what motivates humans. Kids can’t sit still, they need to move. Too many courses are too easy.

Life in Perpetual Beta – Director’s Cut

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet You read this blog, why not see the movie by the same name? Life in Perpetual Beta was made by the same principles it explores, all aspects of the film were crowdsourced on social networks, from who to interview, what to ask, camera crews and how to pay for production. Check out the movie’s  website. complexity NetworkedLearning Work

Use conversations to deliver eLearning content- and a free template

eLearningArt

If you look closely, you’ll notice that content is delivered through conversations in many types of media… in movies, TV shows, interviews, commercials, and more. The next time you watch a tv show or a movie, pay attention to the different camera angles that are used. Part of the beauty of conversations is that the content is delivered and you aren’t even aware of it. wouldn’t.