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 Topic: Making Educational Video

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  • Making Educational Video
     OP - February 14, 2014, 07:45 PM

    Hello,

    I am looking to make some educational history videos that can be uploaded on Youtube. If you have any experience in this then pelase PM me or reply ehre.

    I want to know specifically about:

    1) What camera to use. I want the videos to be in HD.

    2) What editing software to use.

    3) I want to use cartoons and animations (such as doodles). Which is best?

    4) Are there any educational videos that you like?

    5) I want it to look as professional as possible with plenty of 'CHIPPOW!. The primary audiance is teenagers who have low attention span. I don't want to sit there and talk to the camera.

    6) A good site where I can use stock videos.

    7) Any information on copyright laws vis-a-vis music?

    Thank you.

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  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #1 - February 15, 2014, 07:25 AM

    Can anyone help with this?

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  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #2 - February 15, 2014, 07:38 AM

    I don't know much but I guess a general framework you could follow would be the youtube channels 'ASAPscience' and 'MinuteEarth/Physics'. I used to watch those when I was slightly younger, they were pretty good.
  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #3 - February 15, 2014, 10:13 AM

    I'm thinking more in the style of crash course in history. But how would I go about it.

    Has anyone here made a video?

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  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #4 - February 15, 2014, 10:46 AM

    Maybe send an email/youtube message to the crash course history people?
  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #5 - February 15, 2014, 10:49 AM

    I have. No response whatsoever.

    You'd think that people would be willing to help someone tyring to create free educational history resources.

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  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #6 - June 16, 2014, 08:11 AM

    (1) What camera to use. I want the videos to be in HD.

    Short answer: any good one.
    The following will do the job & you can consider it an investment:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitachi-DZHV597E-Full-HD-Camcorder/product-reviews/B00E88XW00/ref=sr_1_2_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

    It is a well observed fact that relying on camcorders for audio is self destructive. You need good audio in order to retain audience attention. One of the most popular microphones to use an as an audio substitute (instead of the inbuilt camcorder mic) is : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoom-Portable-Digital-Recorder-Version/dp/B003QKBVYK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1402906179&sr=8-2&keywords=zoom+h1

    There are many tutorials online which show you how to attach the zoom h1 to a camcorder so you can just search it on YouTube.

    You may also need a program for audio cleaning purposes, in which case I recommend: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #7 - June 16, 2014, 08:13 AM

    (2) What editing software to use.

    Your main use for a video editing program would be for rendering videos. In that case, the following freeware (probably the best free video editing suite on the market) will do the job : http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor/pad-file


    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #8 - June 16, 2014, 08:17 AM

    (3) I want to use cartoons and animations (such as doodles). Which is best?


    As Descent stated, the "MinutePhysics" style is quite simply great. People have short attention spans so you need to catch their attention ASAP.
    Doodling is very good but you'll have to be extremely proficient at cartoon drawing and it is a laborious process, you wont be able to churn out quick videos like this.

    An alternative to this which still retains the "doodle" feeling is paying a monthly fee for the following program, you can start a free trial to see if it is for you:  http://www.videoscribe.co/

    If you want to hand draw them, combine the camcorder I offered in (1) with a tripod. Position it over your shoulder and record yourself drawing. Please refer to my initial contention, this is deceptively hard and will limit the amount of videos you can produce in a specific period.

    On the other hand, if you just want to make cool looking cartoons & use animations... you can use PowerPoint. PP is actually a very powerful tool when used correctly.
    PP versions 2010 and above have a convert to WMV function so you can turn a PowerPoint into a video without too much hassle.
    It's also quicker to make videos this way.

    This guy creates all of his videos via PowerPoint, an example : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ-t_v8DgrI

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #9 - June 16, 2014, 08:21 AM

    (4) Are there any educational videos that you like?

    Minute Physics is cool, as is crash course & QualiaSoup.
    It's not really about mirroring the style of someone else though, it should be about creating a style which you are comfortable with & doing your best to make it entertaining.

    Here's a stupidly simple setup, and believe me... this guy helped me so much back when I was doing A levels.

    All he does is point a camcorder toward himself & talk. Everyone is ready to sing his praises, the guy is an amazing teacher. It's more about how you present the subject as opposed to the programs which you use to create the video.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/pajholden/videos


    OOh he's invested in an overhead projector now, I was only around for the blackboard/whiteboard days.

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #10 - June 16, 2014, 08:24 AM

    (5) I want it to look as professional as possible with plenty of 'CHIPPOW!. The primary audiance is teenagers who have low attention span. I don't want to sit there and talk to the camera.

    Refer to my previous answers. If people get bored listening to you, chances are that it isn't the cameras fault.

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #11 - June 16, 2014, 08:27 AM

    (6) A good site where I can use stock videos.
    YouTube.
    Just type in "Stock footage" and then proceed to download it. I like stealing stock footage from small channels who don't have the power to DMCA.
    No one will be any the wiser Smiley

    Here's an example of some motion backgrounds/ stock footage that I like (you can just loop and colour correct it using your editing software)

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTtB-8OPYLCmbh2HkIhArzsYIAfZNVqMJ

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #12 - June 16, 2014, 08:29 AM

    (7) Any information on copyright laws vis-a-vis music?

    Yes darling, you should ensure that the music you are using is "royalty free".
    Examples: https://soundcloud.com/groups/royalty-free-music-music-for-media-production
    https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary
    https://www.freeplaymusic.com/login.aspx

    The last link is my favourite, just make sure to let them know that your license usage is personal & there shall not be any copyright issues.



    Hope that helped.



    Sources: Knowledge acquired through my navigation of the labyrinth that is YouTube video making.

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #13 - June 16, 2014, 08:44 AM

    I have. No response whatsoever.

    You'd think that people would be willing to help someone tyring to create free educational history resources.


    They get tons of notifications/emails, it's easy to miss a specific query. You have to be extremely persistent when pursuing a reply from a relatively popular channel.

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #14 - June 16, 2014, 09:36 AM

    Thanks Qtian  Afro

    Simran says hi too


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  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #15 - June 16, 2014, 09:38 AM

    No problem.
    She's looking well.

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Making Educational Video
     Reply #16 - June 16, 2014, 12:11 PM

    She's looking satisfied and content. Good night last night was it Jedi? Wink

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
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