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.


Top Five Tips for creating great video!

Top Five Tips for creating great video content from the EdTech multimedia team!

1. Make sure equipment is prepared beforehand.

15602234873_b07bb7ea8f_oIt’s always important that production equipment such as cameras, microphones and batteries are prepared before you plan to shoot. It’s easy to run into trouble is a battery wasn’t charged for instance.  The best practice is to lay out all of the equipment you will need for your production the night before, and do a test run to make sure everything is working as expected.  Also, don’t be afraid to throw in extra batteries and memory cards.  They don’t take much space, and it is always better to have more than you need than not enough.

2. Practice Practice Practice!

Know your equipment and how it works before shooting. Technology is frequently changing. Experiment with production technology before shooting so that you’re prepared when it’s time to film.

3. Keep files well organized. 

When organizing footage especially if you’re using footage from different cameras, make sure that files and folders are labeled accordingly. This way your content is easily accessible.

4. Show rough video drafts to colleagues or peers for constructive feedback.

Getting a second opinion on a project can help improve the quality dramatically. Video is an art form, and thus, people will have different perspectives. Getting feedback from respected peers or colleagues is an important part of the video creation process.

5. Be creative!

Even utilizing simple editing software you have the potential to create something great. Try new things every time you’re creating a video to improve the quality of your content as well as develop your technical skills.

Happy production! – Edtech Multimedia Team