708 BYOL: Shooting with the Camera You Have: Production on Smartphones

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thursday, June 9



What’s the best camera for a shoot? The definitive answer is, the one you have with you.?The ubiquity of the mobile camera means that when you’re in the presence of great instructional content, it can become video in seconds, multiplying the opportunities for eLearning developers to capture content. In addition, viewers are developing a special respect for authentic-looking video—footage that looks raw, real, and genuine. Many training videographers have moved to iPhones as their main production equipment, even on high-production-value shoots. eLearning developers are poised to profit from this stylistic convention.

In this session, participants will learn important strategies for capturing great content on their cellphones and, more importantly, will come away empowered to hit that record button anytime and anywhere when seeking new eLearning content. We’ll discuss the physical challenges of cell phone cameras and microphones; solutions to those challenges; conducting interviews through mobile phone recording; and leveraging the authentic look of mobile video to engage learners.  

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify features of authentic-looking video content
  • How to understand the technical challenges of the camera and microphone of your camera
  • How to compensate for the mobile phone’s recording equipment
  • How to conduct informal, genuine interviews with experts via cell phone recording
  • The aspects of the image and sound which can be controlled with special camera apps

Novice to advanced designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Mobile devices.

Technology Required:
A smartphone that can shoot video.

Ty Marbut

Executive Producer

Ty Marbut Instructional Video

Ty Marbut, executive producer at Ty Marbut Instructional Video, is an independent producer, director, editor, and adviser of instructional multimedia and documentary films. Focusing on training principles drawn from research in cognitive psychology, Ty works with teachers and teams in higher education, private companies, and government to deliver their messages as effectively as possible through multimedia immersion, high level-of-processing interaction, and the efficient use of existing media and human talent. His specialty areas include instructional video production and direction, training others in video production, and interactive video pedagogy.

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