Planet SciCast Film School
Planet SciCast (UK) is an online repository that shares videos, sent in by children and adults, related to Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM). Video submitters can access guidelines and a handbook about shooting a video, write-ups of the activities, experiments and demonstrations.
"These pages will help you plan your film, giving you advice about equipment, how to organise your team, and what sorts of things seem to work most reliably. You’ll find most of what’s here in our lovely Handbook, which you can download."
* Why make films?
* Where to start
* Teams & Producers
* Rules & Advice
* Other Sorts of Films
* Gear - Cameras
* Gear - Sound
* Gear - Accessories
* Gear - Editing
* Practicalities - Types of Film
* Practicalities - Using a camera
* Practicalities - Producing
* Production - Paperwork
* Production - Licensing
* Production - Using other peoples' stuff
* Submitting your Films
The filmmaker's toolkit
This toolkit provides practical help and inspiration for students and staff interested in making films. With manual: online or downloadable as PDF (33 pages).
* Video technology has become easier to use, more available and far cheaper than ever before. More and more people are making their own videos and publishing them on the web, as YouTube testifies. But how do you get beyond ‘point and shoot' and what is the relevance of video production to education?
* Digital Video can be used in a number of ways in the classroom and the case studies show examples of a wide range of applications, together with student comment and reflection.
* The toolkit gives an overview of the filmmaking process, from initial idea to equipment needed to burning your DVD. It has been developed over several years and provides information and points to consider when making a film with an educational application in mind.
* The filmmaker's toolkit (downloadable as PDF) can be used as a standalone resource, in combination with workshops, or it can be more fully embedded into the learning and teaching of specific modules.
* organising your thoughts
* describing shots
* preparing to shoot
* using a camera
o moving shots
* shooting sequences
o 3 point lighting
* sound recording
* white balance
* conducting interviews
* editing process
* special effects
* sound and music
* music copyright
* outputting your film
Untold Stories: Learning with Digital Stories (UntoldStory), is a project under the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme focusing on the provision by public libraries and museums of informal learning opportunities for migrant communities in specific regions of four countries (Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and Greece), through shared Digital Storytelling, utilising the potential of new Web 2.0 technologies.
Digital Stories usually entail the creation by an individual or group of a short ‘digital movie’ integrating images, text, and sound with narration.
Untold Stories enables individuals and groups from migrant communities to create, store, promote and share Digital Stories which reflect their experiences in their adopted country.
The website lists the stories in a repository and also provides a 'Toolbox' with 'Cookbooks' in several languages, which are in fact manuals: 'In order to help you with your digital story, our team has prepared a detailed manual that would guide you through the whole process of digital storytelling. This guide has information that covers the concept of storytelling itself as well as the technical aspects of it: images, sound,video edition, conversion to FlashVideo format.' One of those cookbooks is the English one: http://www.untoldstories.eu/eng/content/download/470/3990/file/COOKBOOK%...
* Join us
* About the Project
A Model for Integrating Video in Project-based Education, Training and Community Development
Media Action Projects is a practical guide for teachers, pupils and parents who want to use video in education, training and community development. The clear twelve stage model helps facilitators and teachers to support groups as they research, produce and show audiovisual texts. The model has been used successfully throughout Europe and Africa in settings ranging from primary schools to universities, from community groups to liberation movements.
Related articles on the same page:
# Real Communication with Video.
# Some Considerations on the Use of Video in Communicative Actions.
# Organizing the Different or Colonizing the System world.
# The Right to Information on Local Markets.
# Introduction to Freinet teaching methods. Interview with the principal of the Freinet school in Hoofddorp,Holland.
# Students Make Audiovisuals Themselves: How it can be done.
# "AH! ERNESTO!" A great short story on education by the famous writer Marguerite Duras. Enjoy it!
# Using video in as an instrument in communication, applying feedback and feed-forward.
Focal Press creates Media Technology books, ebooks, videos and tutorials, providing resources for professionals and students in areas such as film and digital video production, photography, digital imaging, graphics, animation and new media, broadcast and media distribution technologies, music recording and production, mass communications, and theatre technology.
"We are committed to publishing high quality books filled with practical hands-on information, dealing with cutting-edge and converging technologies from the experts in the field. You will find practical solutions to problems, examples you can apply to your work, and valuable insights that will help you keep up-to-date in these highly competitive fields."
We deliver to you the techniques that have proved successful for professionals, and inspire you to go further with your craft. Our books demystify ever-changing technologies and help you gain success.
* Film & Video
* Animation & 3D
with vodcast, tips & tools, competitions, microsites, (not-free) publications, ...
And a free chapter and sample video for some sources / guides.
Practical guidelines for teaching with video conferencing
The guidelines that follow have been prepared to help you become more familiar with the equipment and help you to plan and prepare your course for delivery with video conferencing. They have been developed by the Learning in Virtual Environments (LIVE) research group at De Montfort University. The guidelines have been written to provide practical help and advice to staff new to video conferencing. They do not attempt to provide a comprehensive review of the field or to evaluate the effectiveness of video conferencing.
# Some key issues
# Getting familiar video conferencing
# Making the most of the visual display equipment
# Using a spreadsheet for preparation of a session for video delivery
# Involving students
# Organisational and management considerations
# Appendix one: Using a spreadsheet to plan your session
# Appendix two: Checklist of tasks to undertake before course is ready to deliver via video conferencing
JANET Videoconferencing Publications
This web page of JANET lists a number of publications concerning videoconferencing.
- Technical Guides
6.912 Introduction to Copyright Law
This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software.
For course documents see left sidebar on the linked website.
1 Introduction; Basics of Legal Research; Legal Citations
2 LexisNexis®; 1976 Copyright Act
3 Copyright applied to Music, Computers; Napster®; Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
4 Software Licensing; DVDs and Encryption
This PDF is meant for audiovisual students but can be freely downloaded. It combines guidelines with assignments.
Deze PDF is bedoeld voor audiovisuele studenten maar can vrij gedownload worden. Het combineert richtlijnen met opdrachten.
The Videoconferencing Guide- All you need to know about videoconferencing
"In the following pages you will learn more about the basics of videoconferencing, and about the different videoconferencing solutions offered by TANDBERG. We offer guidelines for selecting a system, designing a conferencing room, choosing a network, as well as tips for running a powerful meeting and creating effective presentations. For readers who are new to videoconferencing, this will provide a valuable introduction. For those who are already using videoconferencing, this booklet will be a useful reference tool."
Table of Contents
- What is Videoconferencing?
- Videoconferencing Brings Benefits to Your Business
- The Industry
- Standards and Compatibility
- Call Quality
- Selecting Your Network
- Who is Using Videoconferencing? Applications and Benefits
- TANDBERG Case Examples
- How to Select the Vendor and System to Meet Your Needs
- TANDBERG Videoconferencing Solutions
- Designing Your Videoconferencing Room
- How to Conduct a Powerful Meeting and Give an Effective Presentation
- A Final Word
- Appendix: TANDBERG Corporate Background