Video Training Week

  • Aalto Online Learning
Tuesday 21 Jan
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Video Training Week

Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Harald Herlin Learning Centre Otaniementie 9 Public event Sign up here

The next Aalto Online Learning video training is organised in January, 2020. This training week is targeted especially to our new pilots who are doing video production, but we also welcome other people who are interested and would like to participate! 

During the training week, we will cover everything from script writing to video presentation skills. You will also have a chance to record a video for a course or to practice.

If you are a new Aalto Online Learning pilot and planning to create videos at some point of your pilot project, we highly recommend you to participate in at least one of the following workshops.


Tuesday 21 January, Ilmari, Harald Herlin Learning Centre

10:00 – 11:00 How to write a great video script with Yulia Guseva
In this workshop you will get tips for writing and formatting scripts that will be spoken on camera, you will see examples of good and bad scripts and get to see how the teleprompter works with a script.
11:00-12:00 Workshop on Camtasia by Marika Sarvilahti and Tove Ørsted

Camtasia is an easy to use screen recording and editing program. It can be used for capturing anything on your screen including websites and software with audio, annotations, animations and subtitles. We used Camtasia for an Aalto Online Learning pilot to make short how-to-videos that demonstrate searching and exploring digital cultural heritage collections online. In this workshop we will present the basics of planning and making a video project with Camtasia:

  • Writing a script
  • Planning screen capture video
  • Capturing audio
  • Editing the videos
  • Adding titles, subtitles and effects
  • Sharing the videos

Wednesday 22 January, Mini-studio, Harald Herlin Learning Centre 

10:00 – 12:00 Video presentation skills with Paul Savage
We all need to improve our communication skills, but where to start? Come prepared with the first 1-2 minutes of your next presentation or class and present that. Paul Savage will give you some personal pointers on how to improve and what might be useful for you to practice next. With his background as an actor and radio host, and his doctorate in organizational narratives, he will support your message and your physical presentation.

Each session will take 10 minutes, so plan your first 2 minutes and book a time slot on January 22nd, 2020.

For Paul’s background, please check https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-d-savage


Thursday 23 January, Mini-studio, Harald Herlin Learning Centre

9:00 – 16:00 Video making slots
Come and record any video you like, whether for your course or just to practice being in front of the camera. Aalto Studios will take care of video shooting and editing. You can book 1–4 30 min time slots.