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B.Y.O.L.: Tricks for Creating Video Using Your Smartphone

611 B.Y.O.L.: Tricks for Creating Video Using Your Smartphone

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Wednesday, June 25


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Sometimes you have to capture video but don’t have access to your video camera, DSLR, or point-and-shoot camera. However, you do have something in your pocket, backpack, or purse that can capture exceptional video: your smartphone. These days, almost all smartphones are capable of recording high quality video. The trick is understanding how to use your smartphone camera effectively.

In this session you will learn how to record video with a smartphone that looks as good as a video you would record with a good video camera or DSLR camera. Participants will explore the opportunities and limitations of recording video with a smartphone. You will also explore the key considerations to keep in mind when recording video with a smartphone, and the conditions that might push you towards using a dedicated camera to ensure quality for your videos.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to use your smartphone effectively to create video
  • What limitations your smartphone has for creating video
  • How to overcome the limitations that smartphones have to create video
  • What the best practices are for capturing video with a smartphone
  • What the must have apps are for helping you capture great video with your smartphone

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Participant technology requirements:
A smartphone.

Stephen Haskin


Industrial Strength Learning

Stephen Haskin, the principal of Industrial Strength Learning, started in video production and computing in the 1970s. He has worked with digital video and eLearning since the late 1980s, and has been at the forefront of streaming media. Previously, Stephen was a producer and director of film and video and won many awards for his work. He worked for the University of Michigan for several years, but has now returned to the private sector where he currently directs and consults for distance-learning projects and video. Stephen frequently speaks at conferences and seminars, is the author of three books, and is writing a fourth book about media and learning.

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