A&II requires advance notice of 3-4 months to produce a video. Knowing the five phases of video production can help you understand the need for that lead time.
- Consult with A&II staff, who assess the requirements and complexity of your request.
- Determine the appropriate video format, e.g. skills, lecture, demos, weekly intros.
- Select the best video recording platform—Panopto video(s) recorded in the SMU Micro Studio, or collaborative production with Media Services.
- Establish a timeline of each of the necessary steps.
- Review scripts and PowerPoints and make recommendations.
- Establish a plan to assemble and deploy the required resources.
- Create the production plan.
- Assembly cut: order clips sequentially
- Rough cut: order clips and begin to develop a narrative
- Fine cut: refine and tighten clips; incorporate B-roll
- Final cut: review with close attention to every detail; make final requests and recommendations
- Final review and approval: implement the final recommendations—your video is finished!
4. Upload to Panopto
5. Obtain closed captioning
SMU policy requires that all instructional videos be closed captioned. Faculty are responsible for:
- Ordering closed captions for their videos
- Reviewing and checking the transcription for spelling and accuracy
- Reporting any transcription inaccuracies within two weeks