This guide outlines the how to create and submit a video for your final assessment.
Creating a video
When shooting, pay attention to:
- Direction of light.
- Background noise.
There are many ways to make a video – for example, shooting with a movie camera then editing in Adobe Premier, or making a screen recording with voiceover using Quicktime Player. Those are excellent methods if you know how.
Below are three easy ways to make a video that you may not be aware of.
|Microsoft Stream Screen recording.|
Record your screen with a voiceover and video inset.
|Mobile phone camera using Microsoft Stream app.|
Record directly into Stream via your camera.
|Recording a Microsoft Teams meeting with yourself.|
Record a Teams meeting in which you are the only participant.
Compressing a video
Do NOT leave your submission until the deadline day.
You have shot and edited your video, it’s 5 minutes long, it’s in MP4 format and it’s 900MB.
It’s the day before the deadline.
This is small enough to be uploaded directly to the Assignment link in Learning Space.
But you’re at home and that could take hours.
- IF YOU CAN COME ON CAMPUS, then do so and upload over the campus network.
- IF YOU HAVE UNLIMITED DATA on your phone, you might tether your laptop to your phone, as upload speeds via 4G are likely to be 10 times faster than via home internet.
- Otherwise, make your life easier by reducing the file size.
A good, free tool for reducing the size of videos is Handbrake. Download it from https://handbrake.fr, install it then use it to make a smaller file size.
View the guide on using Handbrake to reduce file size. You will need to try different settings and check the output to make sure the quality is still reasonable.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL DEADLINE DAY to learn how to use Handbrake.
There are many other tools for manipulating videos, including Adobe Premier, in which you can adjust output settings that reduce the file size when exporting.
Submitting a video
There are fours ways to submit a video for an Assignment.
Upload your video to Microsoft Stream, make your lecturers owners of it, then submit its URL to the Assignment link.
Submit an MP4 file directly to the Assignment link.
Upload your video to Youtube, set its visibility to unlisted, then submit its URL to the Assignment link.
Upload your video to Vimeo, password protect it, submit its URL and the password to the Assignment link.
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