Video

Instructional Packages

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Video Blog (Vlog)

Video Blogs or “vlogs” are a form of online journaling. These videos are usually simple, lightly-edited videos, often using a single camera. The vlogger typically sits in front of and speaks directly to it. Vlogs are commonly posted on YouTube and Facebook and are generally used as a medium to illicit viewer interaction via comments.

This instructional package includes:
  • Example assignment prompts, and help developing your assignment
  • Grading guides, and help developing a grading rubric
  • A series of in-class workshops (30-60 minutes each) that include basics of:
    • Video Recording
    • Video Editing
    • Audio Editing
  • Handouts for students that summarize the basic principles from the workshops
  • One-on-one or small group consultations for students in DesignLab

Video Essay

Video essays take writing an add to it by introducing audio and visual components. Much like written essays, video essays are often structured with an outline, and present research or craft an argument. This style of video is commonly compared to a short video documentary.

This instructional package includes:
  • Example assignment prompts, and help developing your assignment
  • Grading guides, and help developing a grading rubric
  • A series of in-class workshops (30-60 minutes each) that include basics of:
    • Video Recording
    • Video Editing
    • Audio Editing
  • Handouts for students that summarize the basic principles from the workshops
  • One-on-one or small group consultations for students in DesignLab

Video Documentary

Documentary videos are non-fiction films that document an event and/or inform about a subject matter. Often motion picture length documentaries are the genre used to persuade the viewers to take action or make change. Shorter documentaries are sometimes compared to “Video Essays.”

This instructional package includes:
  • Example assignment prompts, and help developing your assignment
  • Grading guides, and help developing a grading rubric
  • A series of in-class workshops (30-60 minutes each) that include basics of:
    • Video Recording
    • Video Editing
    • Audio Editing
  • Handouts for students that summarize the basic principles from the workshops
  • One-on-one or small group consultations for students in DesignLab

Slideshow Voiceover Video

Slideshow voiceovers are typically presentations (PowerPoint, Google Slides, Keynote) with a recorded audio track and timed slides, rather than a live presentation. This genre of video is commonly used for online courses.

This instructional package includes:
  • Example assignment prompts, and help developing your assignment
  • Grading guides, and help developing a grading rubric
  • In-class workshops that can be delivered in the following lengths:
    • 2 – Standard (~30 min) workshops
    • 1 – Long (~60 min) workshop
  • Handouts for students that summarize the basic principles from the workshops
  • One-on-one or small group consultations for students in DesignLab

Narrative Video

Narrative videos are comparable to a motion picture film. Narrative films are often fictional and tell a story or stories. They typically include monologue/dialogue, music, and sound effects. They differ from animations by using real people and places.

This instructional package includes:
  • Example assignment prompts, and help developing your assignment
  • Grading guides, and help developing a grading rubric
  • A series of in-class workshops (30-60 minutes each) that include basics of:
    • Video Recording
    • Video Editing
    • Audio Editing
  • Handouts for students that summarize the basic principles from the workshops
  • One-on-one or small group consultations for students in DesignLab

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Want to try something different?

The above options are just a few examples of video instructional packages available.

If you would like to try something different, contact us at designlab@wisc.edu to discuss more options!

Check out the Video Student Resource Page for examples and more about the software available.

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