April 2011 Web Maintainers’ Summit: All about Web Video

Posted on 4/14/2011 4:16:00 PM

A pocket-sized HD video cameraThis 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:

This Month on the Website: Commencement

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.

Making Web Video

The rest of Wednesday’s session will be devoted to making and using video for the web.

Step One: Make a Video

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.

Step Two: Put It on YouTube

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.

Step Three: Put It on Your Website

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.

Step Four: There Is No Step Four!

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: