On-location Shooting: Beyond Lectures and Whiteboards
Creating high-quality, cost-effective, experiential video
Visual communication designers are skilled in many of the elements necessary to create excellent educational video, such as the size, placement, orientation, scale, cropping, and selection of graphic evidence and its clear association with textual/verbal support. Recent advances in digital video present a powerful medium for the creation of engaging educational content, even with limited funding. Professional video editing and animation programs, desktop computers, and DSLR cameras allow designers to develop full production capabilities for a fraction of the cost of only several years ago, helping to level the field between individual filmmakers of modest means and larger production houses. Designers must rise to the challenge.
Creating Educational Video: Theory and Practice for Visual Communication Designers was initially conceived as a detailed technical journal chronicling the creation of the documentary/educational video Form/Space/Program: Knowlton Hall. It became a longer meditation on architecture, photography, and the philosophy of motion pictures, in general, and a pedagogical tool, pointing to a way forward for designers committed to expanding the scope of their profession.