University of California
ANR Statewide Conference 2018

7F. Skill Building

Learn How to Create Short, Engaging Educational Video

Class limited to 20 participants due to the hands-on nature of the class.

Participants will learn when to use and how to use technology (web, webinars, video, etc.) to increase reach and better reach our audiences. They will also have an opportunity to make a short instructional video. 

While participants may not finish fully equipped to produce short simple videos, they will get insight into what is possible to do with what they already have (smartphone and laptop) and how much time is required.

Participants are required to have and bring:

  • a cell phone with camera (with enough memory to film)
  • laptops with software installed
    • iMovie for Mac users
    • Lightworkds for PC users


Petr Kosina, Content Development Supervisor, UC IPM
Steve Elliott, Communications Coordinator, Western IPM Center

Class structure

  • Part 1.
    • Introduction: The class will open with a brief overview of video production  (objectives, script/storyboarding)
    • Activity: Participants will go outside for filming with their own cellphones
  •  Part 2.
    • Editing: Work with editing software.
    • Activity: Work on provided USB drives with the same video(s) to learn common basic editing steps (splitting, trimming, splicing, producing).
    • Demonstration: Steve will demonstrate his settings for working with videos on tablet.
  • Closing.
    • How do you publish (YouTube, Facebook, etc.) and
    • Compliance with ADA/WCAG and intellectual property issues related to music or images.


Strategic Plan Goal #2: Increase UC ANR's Reach

Planning Committee: Mark Bell, Cheryl Wilen

Presentation slides PDF

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