Video_Presentation Resources


Video Production Tools:

  • Animoto - can create simple, 30 second, professional looking presentations, incorporating photos, video, brief text and audio. Teachers can create an educational account to make longer videos.

  • Flixtime - just like Animoto, but you get 60 seconds instead of 30.

  • One True Media - can create professional looking presentations, incorporating photos, video, text and audio.

  • WeVideo - can add photos and videos, upload music or use their soundtracks, record your voice, add text and transitions. Videos held on the WeVideo site or can be exported to YouTube, Twitter and Vimeo.

  • Stupeflix - another website editor

  • Windows Movie Maker - on our Birmingham Computers - go to START -> ALL PROGRAMS -> MISC -> WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER

  • Audacity - on your computer, go to Start-All Programs-Misc and choose Audacity to record sound for your project. If you need it at home, you can download it from here.

  • Flip cameras and recording headsets - can borrow from the media center to use during class (time permitting), lunch and X-block. Cell phone trade required to check out flip camera. To use Flip camera files (.MP4) on Movie Maker, use AnyVideoConverter to convert files from .MP4 format to >wmv format.

  • Makayama video authoring kits - see details at bottom of page.

Storyboard your project -external image pdf.pngstoryboard_template.pdf


From the Knight Digital Media Center webpage:


A storyboard will help you organize what you're trying to say and present it best using the available media resources. Think about these things:

  1. What should you video?
  2. Where will you use still photos?
  3. How to best use audio - recorded speech, sound effects, music clips?
  4. Where can you incorporate graphics?
  5. Where and how do you need to use text to explain your concept?
  6. How can you put all of these elements together so your video tells the right story?

Places for photos:

(please note - these photoscan be used for free in most cases for education purposes - check each site, however, for more detail and any attribution or citation requirements).

‍Remember to see if any attribution or credit is required for public use.

‍Places for royalty free public domain music:

‍...and royalty free sound effects:
.........and even more sources at A Copyright-friendly Toolkit

Makayama - Video Authoring Systems



Important: *don't sync iPad to your computer! *videos should be no more than 7-10 minutes in length