Marketing Me: Elevator Pitch Video

Working for the Career Management Centre at SFU Beedie School of Business, I set out to create a video for my Educational Media project. The purpose of the video was to showcase an alumni and current students having a conversation about how to deliver a strong elevator pitch. The students share their own elevator pitches as examples and speak to how they cater their pitch to different situations. I hope this video will be helpful for students who want to be able to articulate their strengths at a recruitment event, interview or environments.

Here is the final project: Enjoy!

Film, edit and process video for educational use

This project is intended for use in one of our career management programs to help students understand what a good and bad interview looks like.

Skills learned in project

  • Filming
  • Lighting
  • Sound Recording
  • Importance of planning shots
  • Video editing
  • Sound editing

A huge thanks to Adam and the TLC team for all of their help and time in creating this.

(video is still uploading, may not work yet)

https://youtu.be/d_RarlZD4uM

Film, edit and process video for educational use

This project is intended for use in one of our career management programs to help students understand what a good and bad interview looks like.

Skills learned in project

  • Filming
  • Lighting
  • Sound Recording
  • Importance of planning shots
  • Video editing
  • Sound editing

A huge thanks to Adam and the TLC team for all of their help and time in creating this.

(video is still uploading, may not work yet)

https://youtu.be/d_RarlZD4uM

Comparing recording quality: microphone edition!

My project for the 2015 EdMedia programme was inspired by Adam’s little educational recording showcasing the qualities of different microphones. Since I teach sound design theory, media analysis and sound production, the kinds of resources I always find myself in need of are ones that demonstrate to students the relationship between technological specifications and experiential features of media. This is particularly important as they are honing their abilities to analyze and produce media as part of the School of Communication. This resource is one of a series I hope to make that provide such demonstrations. With John and Adam’s help I initially produced an audio-only file, but after hearing the group’s feedback, ended up creating a simple video slideshow with some of the most salient technological features (and prices!) listed for each type of microphone. This makes this resource I think much more than a classroom comparison, and I hope that you’ll all use it and share it as you see fit as an OER, and use it as an intro to selecting your own equipment should you need to record audio, interview participants, produce video promos, etc. Just briefly, the next steps in this ‘series’ of demos would include contrasting different location recordings to showcase how our voices – and all sounds really – are modulated by the spatial characteristics of environments. Finally, a third resource I’d like to make is a comparison between different audio formats in the dissemination of popular music – from highest to lowest quality – but I think I might assign this task to students as an educational activity, rather than take all the fun out of it by making it myself 🙂

Stop Motion Chalk Test # 2

Chal Walk test 2.00_00_28_14.Still001In preparation for ETUG 2015 up here at SFU Burnaby, we decided to try out an activity we’d been thinking about. Stop motion chalk drawing.

PROCESS: It took 2 people close to 1 hour and close to 100 individual stills to get just 30 secs of video.

Music was then created using basic loops in Garage Band.