On Tuesday 28 May, the 18th UTS Video Meetup unfolded with a dynamic range of topics including practical demonstrations, editing and captioning. Whether you were there in person or missed out, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive into the highlights and relive the energy of this event.

DIY Video Editing for University Teaching

Our first speaker was senior lecturer Dr Joshua Pate, who discussed his experience with exploring video production to use within both his teaching and research. His discussion includes some handy tips for filming with mobile devices, as well as his experience with video editing with Adobe Premiere Rush.

Please note: licensing and availability for Adobe Rush may vary for staff members pending faculty availability, however the techniques covered in this video will apply to most other editing programs. A variety of other free video editing programs are available, as well as access to to our bookable editing suite.

If you’re interested in the equipment mentioned by Joshua in this video, you may wish to consider borrowing a microphone from our equipment rental service. During the Q&A segment, a question is also asked about creating chapters in Kaltura. For more information on how to include chapters in your subject videos, take a look at this resource.

Expression of interest: free professional captions for your subject

Would you like FREE professional captions for your subject? Well you’ve come to the right place! Next up, Learning Design and Technology Specialist Elizabeth Smith spoke about the opportunity for subjects to receive professional captioning for their subject videos. These captions are generated by a human – as opposed to automatic AI captioning.

Filming Professional Demonstrations

To close things off, we had a wonderful presentation from project officer Patrick Abela, who spoke about his work with filming practical demonstrations in the School of Nursing & Midwifery. He spoke about his process and his advice for tackling projects like these.

Thanks to our presenters for sharing their experience and wonderful insights. If you’re looking for video or media support, you can book our Media Space or send the Educational Media Team a Service Connect ticket. Our next event is going to be on Wednesday 28 August – we hope to see you there!

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