Film School for Video Podcasters * Keepin’ it reel

I will be attending the I wish I was going to the K12 Online Conference to check out Mathew Needleman’s Film School for Video Podcasters presentation. It looks very hands on, practical and what is the f-word…oh yeah, FUN! As with any craft, film theory can make a world of difference when it comes to the final reel. Whether it be tips like the 180 rule, shot selection or using a well executed montage, technique can enhance the experience, or (if used incorrectly) distract from it.

If you are into eLearning and are planning to attend the next eLearning Guild DevLearn08 in San Jose this November, come by a presentation/workshop that I am presenting with collegue, George Aston, called “Getting Hi-fi with Low-fi!”, in which we will cover using simple and cheap video props with solid film theory to create effective video learning experiences.

The writing is on the wall, regular people are getting their hands on easy to use tools to create and deliver video…aka user generated video content. Besides marketing specialists and social media enthusiasts, eLearning professionals can also benefit from not only harnessing the (video) power of their organization, but also getting their return on investiment from rapidly developed content.

Here is a presentation video preview from Mathew’s blog:

A few sections in Mathew’s presentation video preview totally remind of the movie Be Kind Rewind, which has a bunch of movie remake gems with Jack Black and Mos Def.

3 Responses to Film School for Video Podcasters * Keepin’ it reel

  1. Mathew says:

    I think you’re right on about how just a few tips would help a lot of classroom teachers who are getting their hands on video equipment immensely…that’s what I’m trying to do. Thank you for checking out the trailer to my session and spreading the word.

    Just a note that the K12 Online Conference is free and will be online so that everyone is able to “attend” whatever sessions they want at whatever time the want. The 2008 sessions, including mine, will be online in mid October.

    P.S. I appreciate the reference to Be Kind, Rewind. It wasn’t in my head at the time I made the trailer but I can see the influence.

  2. badsquare says:

    “Online conference” of course! Mathew, it will be on my calendar. Also, my wife is a (fresh out of school) School Psychologist who is getting ramped up to how technology fits into the “traditional” education system, so I will suggest her to check out as well.

  3. Mathew says:

    FYI, the session is now live and available here:

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