<  Back

P01 BYOD: Video Production Boot Camp

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday, April 18

Many learning professionals think that engaging video requires a huge investment in studio equipment and highly trained personnel. For those who create learning content, creating high-quality video is elusive, as their video quality lags behind the level of professionalism of other content produced. The fact is … the “magic” of video happens in post-production. Video editing is not a talent but a skill that just about anybody can learn. But for the beginner, the sheer volume and complexity can be overwhelming. What if learning pros could create high-quality, engaging video using inexpensive video software? What if the myriad of skills used by professional editors could be paired down to those skills critical for folks editing learning content?

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to edit video, with a special focus on the types of videos produced for digital learning.  Using low-cost, readily available, off-the-shelf editing software, participants will learn the basics of editing and then examine the specialized skills used to edit video content for the learning environment. You’ll edit on your own laptop with clips and content provided by the facilitator. You’ll follow along, step-by-step, as you assemble clips, learn different kinds of cuts and transitions, create and add graphics such as “over the shoulders” and “lower thirds”, and learn a professional workflow created just for learning pros.

This exciting day will begin with a quick-start module. In the first 30 minutes, you’ll edit a short video as a means to familiarize yourself with the Adobe Premier editing environment. Once comfortable with the interface, you’ll begin one of two larger projects that will teach the specifics of editing for the educational environment. During the first project, you’ll create transitions and graphics and manage clips in your project and within your timeline. You’ll learn the terminology used by professional video editors as you learn editing skills you’ll be able to immediately apply to your own professional work.

During the second part of the day, you’ll learn more advanced techniques commonly used in digital learning. You’ll be introduced to creating graphics for video with Adobe Photoshop and integrating these graphics into your work.  You’ll learn to work with multiple video and audio feeds, as well as green screen. When the fast-paced day ends, you’ll have made one short video and completed two larger projects under the mentorship of the facilitator. The workflow management techniques you will learn will be as important as the technical editing skills. You’ll leave with technical skills and materials to manage every stage of your video production process.

Mark Lassoff


Framework Tech Media

Over 2,000,000 people have learned digital design from Mark Lassoff. His courses are found on LinkedIn Learning, Safari, Udemy, Degreed, and other sites. He’s also the host of Amazon Prime Video’s BUILD, a show that demonstrates how digital products are created. Mark was named to the 40 under 40 in both Austin, Texas, and Hartford, CT. In 2005, 2008, and 2012, Mark won American Graphic Design Awards for web design. In 2017, he won the prestigious Learning Guild Guild Master Award.