Online video is central to the way in which 21st century learners assimilate and share information with one another. According to comScore, 188 million people in the United States watch 49 billion videos in a single day. Video has become a common modality for delivering content inside and outside the classroom with educators using video to flip their classrooms and extend content beyond the textbook.
Facilities and Services:
At Smith College, the Center for Media Production (CMP) provides video support for academic programs, departments and campus initiatives:
- Student Digital Video Course Assignments: CMP staff work with faculty to design and schedule appropriate training sessions.
- Blended and Online Course Digital Video Assets: CMP staff work with faculty to script, produce and distribute video assets for blended and online courses.
- Campus Departmental Video Initiatives: CMP staff work with clients to produce event recordings, news feature videos and documentaries.
For location recording, the CMP supplies video production equipment including HD camcorders, microphone kits and lighting accessories to help you capture quality video in the field. The CMP also hosts a professional studio with multicam HD recording, grid lighting, green screen, and flexible set designs, ideal for creating a variety of different programs.
The CMP features a Digital Video Lab with integrated hardware/software to meet a wide range of needs, from creating video clips for publishing on the web to complex documentary and online educational projects. Production tools include Apple's Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Motion5 and Compressor for video editing, motion graphics animation and file transcoding.
Students who are 'given a voice' by leveraging digital media tools greatly increase their ability to interpret, critically challenge, communicate and retain key concepts within their disciplines. Current video productions at Smith include digital narratives, short-form documentaries, news features covering campus events, live interviews, and lesson tutorials for blended/online teaching.
For design and production support of video projects, please contact Kate Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.585.2889. For additional information regarding video production, please visit the following online resources:
Lynda.com Final Cut Pro X 10.1.x Essential Training
Lynda.com Video Journalism Storytelling
Lynda.com Motion 5 Essential Training
Revised March 3, 2015