ED 514 Educational Video and Multimedia
· Course: 514
· Units: 3
Ray Gen, Ed.D.
Adjunct Faculty – Master of Arts in Educational Technology
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· The course covers the use of video and interactive multimedia for instruction. Topics addressed include the use of video cameras, video editing equipment, titling software, various methods of video and graphics digitizing, and interactive computer assisted instruction (CAI). Projects include producing a video using hypermedia authoring software to create interactive multimedia software and writing a hardware acquisition grant.
· Students will be exposed to basics in video project composition. They will learn how to build visually effective shots, how to use music to enhance the feel of the presentation, and how to create a movie project that is designed to keep a student’s attention and teach standards based material all at the same time.
· Learn the process of planning, shooting, editing a video.
· Develop knowledge on locating and acquiring the necessary equipment to create videos at one’s own school.
· Learn the basic shot composition techniques that add visual quality to a video project.
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· Learn how acquire and use a wide variety of video support software and technology.
· Acquire a complete understanding of a video editing software package.
· Learn how to export finished video in a variety of different formats to maximize distribution possibility of students’ work.
· Enhance one’s ability to collaboratively work with others to innovate new and creative ideas for video production and implementation.
· Learn how to shot, edit and export movie based on the California State Standards.
Required Textbook(s) and Study Resources
· The Little Digital Video Book
o Written by the Michael Rubin
1st edition (
o ISBN: 0735615128
Recommended Reading and Other Course Resources
· Software required for the course:
o For Windows based students:
§ Studio DV 8.5 by Pinnacle Systems
o For I-book users:
o Additional software from the Macromedia Suit and the Adobe Suit may also be used in video production.
· Additional Online reading/resources:
o ISTE Technology standards: www.iste.org
o Video Streaming
o Adobe Online Resources and Course http://www.adobe.com/education/curriculum/dv_curriculum.html
· Additional recommended reading:
o Lighting for Digital Video and Television
§ Jackman, John
§ CMP Books; (August 2002)
§ ISBN: 1593270003
Course Calendar/Schedule; include the following:
|o Introduction: Videos and Instruction / Rubric Development||Class 1|
|o Materials Inventory & Camera||Class 2|
|o Law of Thirds and other shooting strategies||Class 3|
|o Standards Based Screen Play||Class 4|
|o Video Capture||Class
|o Video Editing||Class 5-7|
|o Video Exporting||Class 5-7|
|o Production Notebook Progress Report||Class 8|
|o Standards Based Production Film Festival||Class 9|
|o Production Notebook Due (electronic format)||Class 9|
|1. Establish Rubric - Group Project||10 pts|
|2. Chapter Summaries on Rubin & lead discussion||5 pts|
|3. Evaluation of currently used instructional videos||10 pts|
|4. Production Notebook||15 pts|
|5. Bring in sample videos & lead discussion||5 pts|
|6. Write screenplay & storyboard||10 pts|
|7. Standards-based instructional video||45 pts|
· Class 1 – Introduction: Videos and Instruction
o After the dawn of movie making, educational content came close behind.
o Two types of classroom video production:
- Coverage of event
Rubric Development - Group Project
Sample Rubrics: http://220.127.116.11/eblue/imovies/imovierubric.html
· Class 2 - Materials Inventory & Camera.
o A key to any successful production is the knowledge of what equipment is going to be the best equipment to invest in for a production. This assignment will ask the students to plan, investigate and then secure the hardware, software, equipment, and other props and necessary tools.
o Bring in your camera and explain to the class its functioning parts
o Read Rubin – chapters 1 & 2
o Chapter Summary:
o View 2 Sample videos:
o Reference: http://videoexpert.home.att.net/
· Class 3 - Law of Thirds and other shooting strategies.
o The most prevalent rule to shot composition is the law of thirds. This assignment is designed to assess the students understanding of what types of shots follow the law of thirds and other shooting strategies. Students will take pictures with a digital camera and then compose a story with the pictures that they have framed. A minimum of 10 pictures must be used to complete the story. Students have jurisdiction of the content of their story.
o Style standard.
§ This presentation will be presented using PowerPoint. The use of music and animation is recommended.
o Read Rubin – chapter 3
o Chapter Summary:
o View 2 Sample Videos:
o Reference: http://www.desktop-video-guide.com/shoot-video.html
· Class 4 - Standards Based Screen Play.
o Every video production, no matter how small, starts with a plan. The screen play is the plan that students in the class will use to guide them on what events take place, who speaks, and how the words are spoken. Any good video will start with a well thought out screen play that addresses the standards the video is designed to teach.
§ The screen play will be evaluated on its thoroughness and attention to the detail of providing a high quality video. Are all of the characters actions explained? Are all of the actions and blocking explained? Is the action in the screen play centered on teaching the standard? A quality screen play will address all of these issues.
o Style standard.
§ Students will use a screen play format
o View Sample Videos:
· Classes 5 - 7 Capture, Editing, Exporting Workshops
o Read Rubin Chapter 4-6
o View Sample Videos:
· Class 8 - Production Notebook Progress Report :
o The presentation will cover the goals of the project, standards addressed, technical problems and innovations, and discoveries made during the process of the video. Be sure to document your entire process and write notes to help you for future productions. Discoveries could include new and different ways each student has discovered to use the editing software.
o Style standard.
§ This presentation will be in a PowerPoint format. Extra credit will be given for attempts to liven up the presentation to keep the audience involved in the student’s presentation.
View Sample Videos:
· Class 9 - Standards Based Video Production:
o At the end of the course each students will have designed and produced a educational video that was based on the California State Standards. The video should be between 5 and 10 minutes. Each video will also have the accompanying support documents, such as worksheets to guide student learning before, during, or after watching the video.
§ Students will formally present their video and explain the goal of the project. Evaluation will be presented for the “crispness” of the editing, the quality of the shot design, and the ability for the video to not only hold audience attention, but to teach the intended standard. Students will also be asked to summarize their experience and detail ways that their next video will surpass the current video in quality
o Style standard.
§ This presentation will be presented in AVI or MPEG format.
Superior knowledge regarding details, assumptions, implications, history; superior thinking with information relevant to application, critique, and relationship to other information.
More than adequate knowledge regarding technical terms, distinctions, and possesses an ability to use information.
Basic knowledge needed to function and carry on learning regarding major principles, central terms, major figures, also possesses an awareness of field or discipline. Note that a grade of C- may not be eligible for transfer and in most programs does not constitute a passing grade. Please consult and refer to the Graduate Catalog, Graduate Center Policies, and specific program catalogs and guidelines for further information.
Graduate credit not given for the grade of D
Graduate credit not given for the grade of F
The student’s grade in this class will be determined based on the following scale:
94 – 100 A
90 – 93 A-
87 - 89 B+
83 – 86 B
80 – 82 B-
70 - 79 C
§ All assignments for the course are to be completed and submitted on time in order to receive full credit. Late assignments will be penalized 10% or one-half grade of the total points available per assignment for each week late or portion thereof. Permission for late work is granted only by special request to your faculty. Incompletes are rare and are available only in “special or unusual circumstances” as negotiated with the instructor prior to the end of the term. See Student Handbook for policies regarding Withdrawals and grade record permanence
o Make up work will be negotiated during the course of the class and at the discretion of the instructor.