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Digital Video

CIRT Video Studio

Video Production Process

Digital video allows instructors to include visually engaging material into their teaching and research. Through its flexibility, video can be used to demonstrate techniques, create course introductions, record lectures, and much more. Video elements can easily be added to a Canvas course or shared online through websites like YouTube. We do not film classes or events, but can help you identify resources for those types of projects.

CIRT Video Studio

The CIRT Video Studio features professional-grade lighting, dedicated studio cameras, a teleprompter, and professional audio. The Creative Team has designed the video studio to be flexible and quickly configurable for faculty needs. We can do simple video edits (like trimming the beginning and end) on the spot and then quickly transfer the video to your flash drive, Canvas Studio, OneDrive, YouTube, or social media accounts. More complex productions will take a bit more time. We provide hands-on support so that all you need to worry about is your presentation. Our goal was to create a studio with greater flexibility, higher quality, and quick turnaround. Below are some of the studio's components and a sample video of snippets of studio projects.


For most of the types of recordings that are possible in the studio, we have added the capability to do “live” recordings to a flash drive, so that once you are finished, you can leave with a video file. We’ll be adding much more functionality as we continue to build out the studio during the coming semesters. Whether you need to create course announcements, videos for your Canvas modules, demonstrations, or interviews, our studio should meet your needs.

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High-Quality Rapid Lecture Capture

Faculty may reserve the studio for high-quality rapid lecture capture. You come in for your presentation, record it, and we will have the video ready for you within minutes after you finish your lecture.

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Green Screen

The green screen allows the ability to replace the green background with graphic backgrounds, still photographs, motion video, or you can even embed yourself in slide presentations using PowerPoint or Keynote.

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Sound Booth

The 6x8’ recording booth provides a quiet, private space to record an audio file for use in podcasts, screencasts, or voiceover for video. Recording of instruments can be done here as well.
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The Learning Glass™ (lightboard)

We have added a lightboard to the studio that will allow faculty to be recorded on video while writing on a glass screen - think of it as a see-through whiteboard!

Studio Examples

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Video Production Process

Planning

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Planning is an important step in the video creation process. Careful planning can ensure the best quality video is made in the most efficient amount of time. CIRT is happy to support many types of video projects for UNF faculty from being involved in every stage of the project, to only providing help when it's needed.


Resources

Storyboarder - a free tool that allows you to create storyboards digitally

Final Draft Learn - Provides information about writing a screenplay, dialogue, and other helpful tips

Production

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Production is where the video is captured. This can mean going out and shooting video at a certain location, filming in a studio, or gathering photos, music, and other media that will be added to the final video. CIRT can assist with filming in the CIRT Video Studio (which includes multiple angle shots), recording audio in our sound booth, consulting with faculty on the best way to film projects, or by checking out our equipment and training faculty how to use it.


Resources

CIRT Video Stuido - available as a location for filming.

CIRT Equipment Checkout - variety of equipment available for checkout including cameras, tripods, and microphones.

Post Production

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Video editing is storytelling. There are many programs and tools that will help you assemble your story in an effective and entertaining way. The whole reason to go digital with video is the ease in which we can manipulate the media we use. CIRT can help by working with faculty to edit videos they have captured, adding titles, music or other media to a video, and rendering the final product so it is ready for publishing.


Resources

iMovie - an easy to use editor for Mac.

Openshot - a free video editor that works for Windows and Mac.

Publishing

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The publishing step of the video creation process is where you publish or distribute your video. Publishing destinations might include Canvas Studio, YouTube, One-Drive, etc. CIRT can assist with recommending a publishing platform and helping you learn how to use that platform.


Resources

YouTube - a free video hosting platform where you can create a channel, playlists, and more.

OneDrive - a cloud storage service that allows you to share a link to a video so it can be viewed or downloaded.

Canvas Studio - a media platform in Canvas that allows you to put video content into a Canvas course.