This week saw the campus wide launch of Reflect, the lecture capture service at the University of Leicester. Whilst I have been involved in several phases of the project, this one I am particularly proud of. The requirement was to produce a video that informed learners about the Reflect and the benefits of it in their learning. Whilst a number of colleagues were involved in generating ideas for the video, a particular thanks has to go to Alex Mitchell, the Students’ Union Education Officer, who edited the script and provided the voice over. Here is the final video:
It is also been shown on the big screen in the Students’ Union building, which ‘self indulgent’ tweet demonstrates.
Moment of self-indulgence when your video gets shown on the big screen pic.twitter.com/7cS9WlC2sG
— Matthew Mobbs (@mjmobbs) October 3, 2016
The video was created using Videoscribe, although all the images were illustrated by myself on Graphics on the iPad. To achieve this, I drew the entire picture on a 1280px x 720px canvas. To get Videoscribe to animate the video, I followed the technique outlined in this tutorial. By placing the individual elements that needed to be animated on a 480px x 480px canvas, and then tracing a Path over them that I wanted the Videoscribe Hand to follow. It is important to make the line thick and cover the entire object. Once the path is drawn, turn the Opacity to 0%, so the line is invisible. This ensures the line does not appear on the image, but is present for the Hand to animate. The image below demonstrates this.