Video Production for the Web Training
Video as a communications tool is becoming more and more important. With a little training, graduates can easily use video to help them stand out when applying for a job or for funding. Working in conjunction with NUI Galway’s Film Soc; the School of Education; the College of Business, Public Policy & Law; the AV Department and local media consultants Staunton Media, this EXPLORE project developed a hands-on one-day course in the art of video production for the web for NUIG students and staff.
The course was run twice in March 2012 and was facilitated by an NUI Galway student and Staunton Media. Participants were taught how to shoot, edit and upload video for the web using free and readily available software in order to get messages across more effectively, promote ideas, products or causes, and make job applications stand out. All participants left the course having made a short video and feedback from the course has been very positive.
The School of Education at NUI Galway kindly provided the Apple Macintosh computers and video editing software (iMovie) used in this course, which are located in the School of Education's ‘Apple iPedagogy Learning Environment/Apple Regional Training Centre’ room on campus.
Course Material developed.
1st training course delivered successfully – 09 Mar 2012.
Hand-out is currently being finalised. To be completed by March 14.
Schedule/Confirm next class for 23 March 2012. Awaiting confirmation of lab and equipment availability.
Both courses sucessfully completed. Here is some of the feedback received from participants:
"For the first time, I got to make my own movie from nothing. iMovie is awesome!"
"A great practical course". "Friendly and helpful instructors".
"Taught us how to make the best use of equipment and software we already have".
"The hands on aspect of the this course was great, as was the fact we left having actually made a video".