Project Highlights

Welcome to our Project Highlights! This page illustrates some of our most commonly selected project types. The ID Studio team is ready to assist you with every step of the process, including planning your instruction, organizing your materials to meet your educational goals, recording, and editing it all into a polished product. However, please do not think of this list as an all-inclusive menu. If you would like to try something but don’t see it here, let us know.

 

Lightboard

Lightboard videos are a way to both do board-work and be talking directly to your audience at the same time. These types of videos can be a very visually interesting way to explain a concept using writing, drawing, and symbols while still being able to see the instructor. These videos are most often used to help demonstrate foundational knowledge or illustrate processes and abstract concepts.

Additional Information for Lightboards
Recording Time to Final Run Time: 1.5:1
Camera Angles: 1
Typical Editing/Turnaround Time: Fast; within 2-4 business days
Location(s): Recording Studio
Special Considerations: 
-Use the lightboard template for any PPT slides used.
-You will not be able to see your speaker notes; however, the studio can use the teleprompter for any text-based notes.
-Expect to complete the recording in one take, with some additional time to correct minor mistakes.
-Build in time to your recording in order to write and erase. This style works best if you have few visual aids where you will spend a lot of time.
-Wardrobe: Stick to solid light and bright colors. Avoid dark colors and any clothing with busy patterns, logos and lettering.

 

Floating Slides (Lightboard without Annotation)

The floating slides style uses a similar setup as the lightboard, but without the ability to annotate. This style is great for discussing foundational concepts that you would like your learners to apply later and keeps the instructor plainly visible against a solid black background. This style is most commonly used with PowerPoint slides.

Additional Information for Floating Slides
Recording Time to Final Run Time: 1.5:1
Camera Angles: 1
Typical Editing/Turnaround Time: Fast; within 2-4 business days
Location(s): Recording Studio
Special Considerations: 
-Use the lightboard template for any PPT slides used.
-You will not be able to see your speaker notes; however, the studio can use the teleprompter for any text-based notes.
-Expect to complete the recording in one take, with some additional time to correct minor mistakes.
-Wardrobe: Stick to solid light and bright colors. Avoid dark colors and any clothing with busy patterns, logos and lettering.

 

Screencast – Lecture with Visual Aids

These videos use the method of pairing slides and lecture to explain a topic. They involve planning the lecture script and creating visually interesting slides that communicate information effectively. In addition to static slides and voiceover, it is possible to include digital ink to make the video more dynamic.

Additional Information for Screencasts
Recording Time to Final Run Time: 1.5:1
Camera Angles: 1
Typical Editing/Turnaround Time: Fast; within 2-4 business days
Location(s): DIY Studio or Home/Work Office
Special Considerations: 
-Follow good slide layout practices if using PowerPoint. Use a widescreen format and have all graphics and slides prepared in advance.
-Remember to leave space on your visuals for the webcam feed. Most people opt to place their image in the bottom right.
-Be prepared with a script or talking points. The DIY studio is equipped with dual monitors so you will be able to view your speaker notes while recording.

Direct Address

Direct Address videos, also called talking head videos, involve a person speaking directly to a camera. These videos are often broken up using graphics or animations to visually illustrate a point.   These videos take longer to produce and are best used if you want a more intimate, physical presence of the person talking. They can be especially useful for introductions and showing physical locations related to the topic you are discussing. Direct address videos are often used in combination with other media to create more complex projects.

Additional Information for Direct Address
Recording Time to Final Run Time: 2:1
Camera Angles: 1 or 2
Typical Editing/Turnaround Time: Medium; about 5-10 business days
Location(s): Recording Studio; Other reserve-able locations on campus
Special Considerations: 
-A verbatim script is critical. You may memorize the script or use the studio’s portable teleprompter.
-Rehearse your script in advance and expect to record multiple takes with varying camera angles and talking speeds. You will also want additional time to re-record any mistakes.
-If shooting outside the studio, add in an hour to the reservation both pre- and post-recording to set up and break down equipment.

Interview

Interviews involve one or more people answering questions on camera. This could be used with the “person on the street” format. These can be useful for bringing in outside perspectives or expert voices into the learning environment. They involve planning, preparation and good questions to make sure that the interviewee addresses the topic sufficiently.

Additional Information for Interviews
Recording Time to Final Run Time: 2:1
Camera Angles: 1 or 2
Typical Editing/Turnaround Time: Medium; about 5-10 business days
Location(s): Recording Studio; Other reserve-able locations on campus
Special Considerations: 
-Plan questions in advance. It’s often helpful to give them to the interviewees in advance, along with information about specific points you would like for them to highlight in their answers.
-Expect to record multiple takes with varying camera angles and talking speeds. You will also want additional time to re-record any mistakes.
-If shooting outside the studio, add in an hour to the reservation both pre- and post-recording to set up and break down equipment.

Interactive Modules

Storyline Interactive Module

Interactive modules built with Storyline and Rise are a creative way to engage learners asynchronously. You can incorporate a wide variety of interactive components, including the addition of graphics and videos, formative assessment questions (multiple-choice, click-and-drag, matching, true/false, etc.), or branching logic (Storyline only) that changes the scenario depending on a choice your learner makes. Storyline is slide-based, so you can begin building in PowerPoint and then work with the ID Studio staff to import your content into the project. RIse follows a linear flow and is easy to begin in either PowerPoint or Word. Click the buttons below to view an example of an interactive module.

Additional Information for Interactive Modules
Recording Time to Final Run Time: 3:1 or 4:1 (depends on complexity)
Typical Editing/Turnaround Time: Long; 11+ business days, depending on complexity
Location(s): In-studio
Special Considerations: 
-Plan an outline in advance. Include notes regarding any embedded videos, graphics, or narration you would like to include and where.
-If the ID Studio needs to create graphics or videos for this project, build in additional time into the development process.
-For particularly complex projects, you may require several meetings with the ID studio staff to make adjustments and edits. The ID Studio can also prepare online links for your review where you can add comments and notes.
-Storyline modules  require a learning management system, like Canvas or Keystone, to host them.

Clinical Skills and Procedural Demonstrations

Clinical Skills videos can be especially helpful if you wish to show procedural step-by-step instructions. These types of videos can make topics come alive in ways that just talking about them or showing images cannot. Text and graphics add additional explanation of important topics discussed and provide an overall instructional framework. The location should also be illustrative and relevant to your points. You want to make sure that there are not too many distractions or loud noises that would interfere with the recording.

Additional Information for Clinical Demonstrations
Recording Time to Final Run Time: 3:1 or 4:1
Camera Angles: 1 or 2
Typical Editing/Turnaround Time: Long; 11+ business days, depending on complexity
Location(s): Clinical spaces or Sim Center (must be reserved in advance)
Special Considerations: 
-Plan an outline in advance, including what specific steps need to be shown and how far away the camera should be (i.e., when you would like to zoom in or out). If you are recruiting volunteer actors, have a verbatim script prepared and send it to them in advance of the recording.
-If you plan to have voiceover narration, build in additional time to record the narration in the studio.
-If you need to show slides or other graphics, have them prepared in advance or build in additional time for the ID Studio to create them for you.
-If you are showing multiple steps, take into account any necessary time to move cameras or  adjust angles. These types of videos often require multiple takes.
-Add an additional hour to any room reservations both pre- and post-recording to allow for equipment setup and break down.

Orientation

Orientation videos are short informational segments about expectations and technology within a course. These videos are a great way to explain how a particular course works. It is also a great way to introduce students to new technologies and/or tools that will be used within the course.

Additional Information for Orientations
Recording Time to Final Run Time: 3:1 or 4:1
Camera Angles: 1 or 2
Typical Editing/Turnaround Time: Long; 11+ business days, depending on complexity
Location(s): Clinical spaces or Sim Center (must be reserved in advance)
Special Considerations: 
-Plan an outline in advance, including what specific steps need to be shown and how far away the camera should be (i.e., when you would like to zoom in or out). If you are recruiting volunteer actors, have a verbatim script prepared and send it to them in advance of the recording.
-If you plan to have voiceover narration, build in additional time to record the narration in the studio.
-If you need to show slides or other graphics, have them prepared in advance or build in additional time for the ID Studio to create them for you.
-If you are showing multiple steps, take into account any necessary time to move cameras or  adjust angles. These types of videos often require multiple takes.
-Add an additional hour to any room reservations both pre- and post-recording to allow for equipment setup and break down.

Documentary

This type of video can mix various video styles mentioned above as well as voiceover and still images to tell a story about a particular topic or idea. This method allows for significant creativity and can treat the subject in an engaging, in-depth way. These videos can take a significant amount of time to plan, develop, edit, and produce.

Additional Information for Documentaries
Recording Time to Final Run Time: 3:1 or 4:1
Camera Angles: 1 or 2
Typical Editing/Turnaround Time: Long; 11+ business days, depending on complexity
Location(s): Clinical spaces or Sim Center (must be reserved in advance)
Special Considerations: 
-Plan an outline in advance, including what specific steps need to be shown and how far away the camera should be (i.e., when you would like to zoom in or out). If you are recruiting volunteer actors, have a verbatim script prepared and send it to them in advance of the recording.
-If you plan to have voiceover narration, build in additional time to record the narration in the studio.
-If you need to show slides or other graphics, have them prepared in advance or build in additional time for the ID Studio to create them for you.
-If you are showing multiple steps, take into account any necessary time to move cameras or  adjust angles. These types of videos often require multiple takes.
-Add an additional hour to any room reservations both pre- and post-recording to allow for equipment setup and break down.

Contact information

Office Location: Becker Library (Lower Level)
660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
Email: idstudio@wustl.edu