Monday, June 9, 2008

How to Video's

The Instrument Support Centers accessed through MusickEd software include 'how to' videos. To prepare ourselves for publishing ours, we watched tons of them at you-tube and a few other education sites. Let me tell you, we saw all kinds of strange stuff, heard all sorts of odd sounds and were fed lots of shall we say, 'questionable' advice. We decided to put in place a few rules for our productions:

1. No editorializing! Just the facts man...

2. Record the sound and video separately for the clearest quality. There's nothing like hearing a phone ring or a toilet flushing in the background of a 'how to hold your guitar' video.

3. Stay focused on the task(s) at hand. Show only the things users need to know to complete each task.

4. Be brief. Just about all of the videos are between 2 and 3 minutes long.

Have a look at the video below from our Alto Sax Info Center. It explains how to assemble the horn:

Feel free to let us know what you like or don't like. We have a variety of videos available for just about all instruments and we are in the process of adding more. We plan to use the same approach for our Unit Support videos and for the Jazz Series which is due out this fall.

1 comment:

Les Nessman said...

This is SO cool! What a great video. Can't wait to see more.