If you’re new to video pedagogy, here are some resources to get you started:
Video Camera Loans
The University Center for Teaching and Learning has a limited supply of digital video cameras available for use by Pitt instructors and students through its Technology Loan Program. Students wishing to borrow equipment for use in conjunction with a registered University of Pittsburgh course must complete a Student Permission Request in conjunction with an instructor email before reserving equipment. Please note that students must provide their own SD cards for use with the cameras.
VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE
Adobe Premiere Pro
An industry-standard video editor. Part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite installed on all Digital Media Lab workstations.
Online tutorials for Adobe Creative Cloud programs.
A video editor distributed free with Apple computers.
A video editor distributed free with Windows computers.
VideoLAN Movie Creator
Flexible open source video editor that works across Windows, Mac, and Linux.
SOURCING MEDIA FOR VIDEO
A non-profit “Internet Library” of free material for download.
Keepvid.com / Videograbber.net
Free platforms for downloading streaming video from YouTube, Vimeo, and a number of other Web media sites. However, any use of these programs should be accompanied by class discussions of Fair Use Guidelines for copyrighted content.
The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. It focuses on sound, not songs, and anyone can contribute.
The Free Music Archive, directed by WFMU radio, is a curated library of high-quality, legal audio to download, share and reuse, depending on its licensing.
A community of free, legal and unlimited music published under a variety of Creative Commons licenses. Unlike the Free Music Archive, Jamendo is not “curated” by a governing body.
Free online platform for downloading audio from YouTube in mp3 format.
STORING AND SHARING VIDEO
PLANNING VIDEO PROJECTS
Introduction to Storyboards
Scripts and storyboards serve as important draft assignments leading up to a video project.
ONLINE VIDEO ARCHIVES
Short of the Week
A curated repository of short videos in a variety of genres, updated weekly.
Vimeo Video Awards
Shortlist and Finalists for annual video awards in a variety of genres.
VIDEO REMIX WEBSITES
The Remix Repository
Remix resources, tools, and tips compiled by MSU PhD student Suzanne Webb.
Remix blog including video remix gallery and resources.
COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE
American Library Association resources and webinar on Fair Use
Basic outline of the Fair Use Doctrine and guidelines for its use.
Center for Media and Social Impact overview of Fair Use
Overview of how Fair Use policies affects a variety of genres and media, including journalism, film, and the visual arts.
Penn State Media Commons Instructor's Guide to Media Activities
An overview to help new instructors design their course around new media assignments. Includes advices on scheduling and evaluation criteria.
Mics, Cameras, Symbolic Action: Audio-Visual Rhetoric for Writing Teachers by Bump Halbritter (2013)
A comprehensive textbook dedicated to the use of audio-visual projects in writing courses.