EHE One Button Overview Video

Have you ever wanted to record yourself on video without the hassle of setting up a camera and microphone? Are you looking for a quick an easy way to get high-quality recordings without in-depth knowledge of video equipment?

“The One Button Studio is a simplified recording environment that can be used without any previous video production experience.” The College of Education and Human Ecology’s EdTech team built a One Button Studio in Ramseyer 360A for EHE students and faculty to use for academic projects.

While the One Button’s recording process is simplified and streamlined, it is always useful to know what to expect before recording any video. That is where the EHE One Button Overview video comes in. Once customers reserve the space, this video is sent to them via email to prepare them for their recording session.

This video was designed in collaboration with the co-workers who oversee the studio’s day-to-day studio operation. With their guidance, we were able to ensure that we addressed many of the common pitfalls of the first time user, as well as provide helpful reminders about wardrobe selection and presentation techniques that benefit even those with more advanced recording experience.

In the video, we open with a few pre-recording suggestions and follow up with an example of what a typical studio experience will be like. In a similar style to the Whisper Room Tutorial we made earlier this year, the voiceover was implemented to deliver the verbal instruction, which works in tandem with corresponding visuals. This combination allows the audience to conceptualize how they should prepare for their session and what the recording experience will feel like once they arrive. In addition, we chose to expand the usage of on-screen text in this video to allow the audience to read and hear the tips at the same time. These techniques were employed to ensure a more comprehensive instructional aid, suited to many different styles of learning.

We ultimately envision this video being housed on the webpage with the One Button Studio reservation form. For the time being, it will be distributed to users via a link in the confirmation email they receive after they fill out the service request form. We highly encourage patrons of the One Button Studio to watch this video and consider the included information before their recording session. With a little preparation, anyone can make a stellar video using the One Button Studio!

Whisper Room Tutorial; The Making Of:

This tutorial was created in order to address the need for a video guide explaining how to use the Whisper Room, from start to finish. The tutorial covers everything from turning on the room’s equipment to utilizing the computer’s recording software. We at EHE EdTech strive to make our services comprehensible to all levels of technical expertise and this video was made with that goal in mind. It provides easy-to-use instructions that will be sent to the user upon reservation of the Whisper Room. This will enable the user to familiarize themselves with the space before their scheduled recording time, and it will also serve as a reference guide during the recording session if any issues arise.

In order to best serve the target audience for this tutorial, I cast myself in the role of the client during its creation, going through all of the steps a client would in creating a project of their own. As I went through the recording process I made a note of all of the necessary steps to obtain a successful final project. After making my list I went back through it to make sure each step was streamlined and easy to understand. After this, I wrote a comprehensive script for the voice over and recorded my voice over in the Whisper Room.

With my voice over track as a guide, I shot live footage of each of the steps and recorded screen captures of the recording software. From there, I matched the illustrative video footage to the audio track, in Adobe Premiere, and made revisions until it became the product that you see today.

Overall I feel that the video is effective and serves its purpose well. Using the knowledge I gained from producing this tutorial, I am able to make more tutorials on nearly any EdTech subject. I am proud to say that this instructional video has become a benchmark for EdTech’s production quality.