This month’s web maintainers’ summit is all about web video.
The summit is set for Wednesday, April 20, 2011, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in Delaney Hall, Room G5.
With the advent of $100 HD video cameras and video editing software on almost any laptop you can buy, it has never been easier to create video and get it out to the world.
But how do you make effective videos? How do you get viewers? And how do you get your videos onto the website. That’s what we’ll cover this Wednesday, along with some website updates. Here’s the agenda:
Senior Web Editor Elaine Smith will give you a preview of what’s happening on the website this month, and explain how you can use your website to promote your department’s Commencement activities.
The rest of Wednesday’s session will be devoted to making and using video for the web.
Low-cost cameras make it possible to create video on your own, but getting your videos to look and sound their best can be tricky. Videographer Emily Smith will show you how to create a video that looks good, sounds good–and works online.
IUP currently offers over 220 videos via our YouTube channel, and they are all available for embedding on www.iup.edu. Director of Web Services Mike Powers will demonstrate IUP’s YouTube channel, and show you what you need to do to make sure your video comes up in search results.
Want that video on your website? No problem! Web Developer Jessie Groll will show you how you can embed YouTube videos right into your pages and news items.
But we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions about web video!
Can’t wait? Take a look at some of the videos your peers have been producing on their own:
The Theater and Dance Department created a video promoting the Theater program.
Past lectures from the Breakfast and a Book series are available online.
Adult and Community Education created video for for use in their courses.
And music students created Lorraine’s Lament.