Video recording and production - Kunnskapsbasen
Video recording and production
On this page you can find information about different types of video productions the Multimedia Centre can help you create. If you want to make your lectures available on video or make a video from an event, you can get help and advice from the Multimedia Centre.
- Video services from the Multimedia Centre
- Different kinds of productions
- Request support
- See also
- Contact and help
Video services from the Multimedia Centre
In cooperation with the Teaching Resources Centre the primary services of the Multimedia Centre is moving away from video recordings of 2x45 minutes of teaching and moving towards pedagogically oriented productions.
This does not mean that we want to stop filming ordinary lectures of 2x45 minutes, but we do want a reason for how and why your course and students benefit from complete recordings of your lectures.
Some examples of different uses of video as part of a course:
- Flipped classroom (in Norwegian): the students watch short, thematic videos before coming to the lecture
- Field productions: for instance laboratory experiments and process animations
The Multimedia Centre can
- Be part of the entire video production, or parts of it: from idea to writing the manuscript to an edited, coded and published product.
- Train and teach video techniques and video technology.
- Contribute with other resources if there is need for help in other aspects of video production, such as presentation, communication, pedagogical use of video, etc.
Different kinds of productions
We can record and produce different kinds of videos both on and off campus.
The Multimedia Centre can record lectures in all classrooms at NTNU.
Some of the classrooms have installed remotely controlled cameras which means that we can record your lectures without being in the classroom.
The Multimedia Centre can recommend solutions and facilities based on your request.
In the studio
The Multimedia Centre has two studios capable of high quality video productions.
We take care of all the technical aspects of the production so that the person in front of the camera will only need to worry about his/her manuscript. We want to offer a comfortable place to make the video and offer coffee/water and a meeting where we can go through your manuscript and the production.
In the studio productions we can work with most of the relevant technology that we have, for instance electronic blackboards, various backgrounds, a document camera and more.
See examples of recordings done in our studio (coming).
In video conference rooms
The Multimedia Centre and the AV Services have a number of video conference rooms where you can record videos used for teaching.
See examples of recordings from video conference rooms (coming).
On your computer
The Multimedia Centre can provide advice on how you can record your own lectures in your office. A common way to do this is to record the screen on your computer with your comments describing what you are doing. We can help you find the appropriate software and hardware and will help you publish the recording.
See examples of recordings on a computer (coming).
The Multimedia Centre is qualified and equipped to record video in the field, as well.
See examples of field productions (coming).
We can also help you to polish and finalise already existing videos. The software used for polishing and finalising videos is under continuous development. The Multimedia Centre is involved in many exciting projects and processes in this area and is always interested in working with people who want to experiment and test new video technology.
Read more about interactive videos (coming).
Read more about animations (coming).
The Multimedia Centre offers one- or multicamera productions of conferences and other events. We recommend that you book the equipment in good time before the event. Also remember to include a few extra hours in the booking before and after the event to allow for installation and preparing of the equipment.
Videos from events will be polished and finalised as soon as possible. Because the raw material’s size can vary considerably, it is impossible to give a general deadline for how long it will take to finalise a video production.
See examples of event videos (coming).
The following applies to all requests:
Before we get started
The Multimedia Centre and the Teaching Resources Centre have developed a form to help you plan your request. In the form you answer a few brief questions about what you want and what you need, technical issues and pedagogical issues.
We recommend that you try to give as many details as possible in the form before you submit it. This will make it easier for us to process your request and provide accurate feedback. If some of the questions are hard to answer, we recommend a meeting where we can discuss the difficult issues.
We continuously process requests for video recordings and video productions, but
- The deadline is 4 weeks (work weeks, not included common holidays) before the event or before the start of a series of recordings (e.g. recordings of lectures).
We recommend that you contact us in good time before you want our help.
Price list - The Multimedia Centre (in Norwegian)
We do not work with standardised deadlines, we make individual agreements on progress and production time.
Concerning recordings of a series of lectures (podcasts) we aim to publish as soon as possible after the recording has been made. Regardless, it may take up to two work days after the recording before it is published. Two work days is the deadline we operate with when it comes to regular publishing of a series of recordings.
The Multimedia Centre can give you advice regarding suitable video formats for your production. Some of the formats we use for productions are video podcasts (openVideo), Mediasite (video and Powerpoint on individual screens) and Echo360 (remotely controlled recordings).
Overview of the properties of the different formats (coming).
Publish to the internet
If the production is to be published on an open website, you need to submit an agreement to make material accessible on the internet An agreement is necessary in order to clarify legal aspects regarding published content.
- Teaching Resources (in Norwegian) (tips, trends, tools and more, from the Teaching Resources Centre)
Contact and help
NTNU’s Multimedia Centre
The Natural Science Building, E4
Map, the Natural Science Building