Creating On-Line Video Content with your iPhone

Concurrent Session 7

Brief Abstract

Apple’s line of phones have always been able to capture footage but now that the new iPhone 10 has been released - it changed the playing field. Shooting great video has never been easier and we all know on-line learners love video.
The new camera (that also works as a phone) can grab 1080p high-definition clips at 60 frames per second, take 240-fps slow-motion shots, shot time lapse scenes, provide cinematic video stabilization, and even has up to 256 gigabytes of storage which is more than enough for a short film. Join 2-time Emmy award winning filmmaker Steve Julin in the innovation lab as he'll share his insights after testing the camera out on numerous video shoots and demo some filmmaker friendly iPhone gadgets.

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Steve Julin has been editing film and video for over 25 years. He is an Avid, Apple and Boris FX Certified Instructor. He started his career in the early 80's under the guidance of cinematographer and mentor John Prusak (Vincent, Roger and Me and Walk This Way). He is Michigan's first Avid Certified Instructor and has trained editors from the Discovery Channel, Ford Motor Company, ABC, NBC and HBO Pictures. Steve was instrumental in starting Media Power (Michigan's first Avid and Apple Training center) and launching new programs at the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. In 2004 he released his first book, "Avid Xpress Pro: Power" which is used at universities across the USA. In 2009 Julin was selected as Educator of the Year by DAFT and the Michigan Arts Council. In 2014 and 2015 Steve received an Emmy for producing Great Lakes ~ Great Tastes on PBS. He also served as Senior Avid Editor for six years at Grace & Wild HD Studios. Steve is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where he received a B.S. in Television Journalism. Today Julin spends his time with his wife, Shiela, running a digital marketing company titled Cleverscope, managing Postapalooza (a conference/retreat for editors in the the Midwest), producing Great Lakes ~ Great Tastes for PBS and serves as the Vice President of Education and on-line learning  for the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. He has edited well over 1000 films/videos and still practices the craft of editing today.

Extended Abstract

Now that you have a camera right in your pocket why not use it to create content to delivery in your on-line classes? As educators it’s evident that videos can be a great medium to include in your on-line learning system and if they are well produced and strategically used - they can be a very effective tool to deliver engaging curriculum. Consider this, there are more than 1 billion active users on YouTube, and every minute close to 400 hours worth of video content is uploaded to this platform. Google and YouTube continue to be the 2 resources leaners search for content.

There are also some fundamental guidelines when posting a video in an on-line environment. Length of the video should be considered, ability and speed to download the video can not distract the on-line learner from watching the content and most importantly the video should be well-produced and content should be thought provoking and well focused in order to capture learners’ attention and keep them engaged.

In this workshop, award-winning filmmaker Steve Julin will demonstrate some basic techniques to employee when shooting your next video, explain the workflow on managing the media and importing into Adobe’s Premiere non-linear editing application. Topics covered will include capturing great audio, using camera support gear and some tips to insure you get footage to assemble a quality video that can be delivered on-line.