Instructional Studio

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Instructional Studio

In an age of flipped classrooms and online learning modules, many teaching faculty create custom video content for students to view and apply outside of class time. The third floor of the TMEC building is home to a video creation studio, enabling course faculty to record screencasts and high quality audio and video. These recordings can be edited into presentations using professional video editing software and prepared for distribution via the MyCourses learning management system. The most common use of this studio is to create short "concept videos" for students to view prior to an interactive class session. Presenters can narrate while drawing with digital ink on an on-screen whiteboard, or while displaying and annotating PowerPoint slides created in advance. The videos below provide an introduction to the studio and a brief overview of some common approaches to creating content. They also demonstrate the quality of video output from our instructional studio, as they were created from within!


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If you teach in a core course and are interested in using the instructional studio, please contact Evan Sanders for a consultation at evan@hms.harvard.edu.


 

Here is a partial list of equipment and software available in the instructional studio:

Computer Equipment

  • 27" iMac, core i7 3.5 GHz processor, 16 GB RAM
  • 24" SMART Podium for digital ink annotations

Audio Equipment and Software

  • Neumann TLM 102 condenser microphone
  • Shure MX150 omnidirectional lavalier microphone
  • Avid Mbox 3 Pro recording interface
  • Pro Tools 11 professional audio recording software
  • Sony MDR-7506 studio headphones (2)
  • Yamaha HS5 studio monitors (2)

Video Equipment and Software

  • Canon VIXIA HF M52 high definition camcorder
  • Lighting and greenscreen kit
  • Final Cut Pro X video editing software
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 6 video editing software
  • Camtasia screen recording software
  • ScreenFlow screen recording software

The instructional studio was funded by a grant from HILT - the Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching.