Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Speaker: Allison Long, Ipas
In this session, Allison Long demonstrated how anyone can use PowerPoint and other easy-to-use tools to create fun and informative videos for results dissemination, library services promotion, or anything else their heart desires.
Many thanks to Liz Nugent for sharing her notes, below:
Reports can often become tl;dr (too long; didn’t read)
Why use video?
- “Video has quickly become one of the most impactful ways to speak to an audience.”
- Research indicates that we absorb video content 60,000 times faster than if read.
Pro tips for creating great videos:
- Keep it visual – less text, more images, use animations and transitions
- Keep it short – 4 minutes or less
- Make it pretty!
- Free online tools: Piktochart, Jing (free program that allows you to cut images and make videos to insert into presentation, similar to Snippet)
- Tools within PowerPoint: Insert/SmartArt; format painter/double click on format painter keeps format painter on; Arrange tools/selection pane, bring forward
Transitions tab/crush/origami/page turn, etc. Pick one or two to use.
- Make you PowerPoint presentation into movie: first record timings, then record audio, then save it as a movie.
- View as a slide show, then record slide show (you can do one slide at a time). Insert audio (Google “royalty free music,” or use www.bensound.com. Set to “Play in background.”
Make it into video (Fille ->Export -> make into video -> use MP4 format). You can use Windows Movie Maker to format the video, which produces the correct size for YouTube, mobile viewing , etc.