How to make a How-To Video, Part II: The Journey

In Part I of this post, we laid down the basics for How-To Video. Now lets go for mastery.  The key to which, as with so many other elements of video, is story. Think about your video as a real film, with …(Read the rest)

Video Boot Camp Lesson Guide– Free Download!

It’s the start of the school year.  Coming up: a year of student video projects.  And hours of misery for viewers.  If only there was a way to make student video better.  Hmmmmm…. Wait– I’ve got it!  How about this free 5 …(Read the rest)

Can a Teaching Video tell a Story?

How can I better use storytelling techniques for teaching science? Does numerical data contribute to the story, or is having a data table in a video a sure recipe for having viewers click away? By the way: your book is awesome. In the video I’m …(Read the rest)

Shooting High School Video that Doesn’t Suck

One of my daughter’s high school teachers handed out this video assignment option: a 10 page paper or a 40 minute video. A forty minute video?  That’s almost as long as a network hour (less commercials.)  Yes, it’s possible for a …(Read the rest)

Downloadable Video Bootcamp for Teachers and Trainers

Way back when (okay, a couple of weeks ago) I posted our new FREE Video Bootcamp for Teachers and Trainers– 5 hours of classroom lessons you can use with your students/employees to make their video better. Since then, I’ve received more …(Read the rest)

Ten Things They Should Teach You About Video in High School but Probably Don’t.

I got back yesterday from the Student Television Network conference in Dallas.  Two thousand teenagers (and their teachers) immersing themselves in four days of video production, workshops and speeches.  Great group, great energy.  And some really great videos. Yeah, it got …(Read the rest)