ED 514 Educational Video and Multimedia


   Azusa Pacific University

    School of Education and Behavioral Studies

·         Course:       514

·         Units:          3


    Faculty information:

Ray Gen, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty – Master of Arts in Educational Technology

Office: Instant Messaging – screen name: docraygen, online most evenings

Phone: 310.615.2650 x231 Fax: 310.640.8079

raygen@earthlink.net (for quickest response in evenings)

rgen@esusd.k12.ca.us (for quickest response weekdays)


    I encourage you to contact me beyond the class meetings if you have any questions about the assignments. I have provided my contact information in the hope        

    that you will use it if you so desire or need.


    Mission Statement:


"Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in liberal arts and professional programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life."


    Course Information:

·         The course covers the use of video and interactive multimedia for instruction. Topics addressed include the use of video cameras, video editing equipment, titling software, various methods of video and graphics digitizing, and interactive computer assisted instruction (CAI). Projects include producing a video using hypermedia authoring software to create interactive multimedia software and writing a hardware acquisition grant.

·         Students will be exposed to basics in video project composition. They will learn how to build visually effective shots, how to use music to enhance the feel of the presentation, and how to create a movie project that is designed to keep a student’s attention and teach standards based material all at the same time.


    Student outcomes:

·         Learn the process of planning, shooting, editing a video.

·         Develop knowledge on locating and acquiring the necessary equipment to create videos at one’s own school.

·         Learn the basic shot composition techniques that add visual quality to a video project.

·         Learn how to design a California standards-based screen play.

·         Learn how acquire and use a wide variety of video support software and technology.

·         Acquire a complete understanding of a video editing software package.

·         Learn how to export finished video in a variety of different formats to maximize distribution possibility of students’ work.

·         Enhance one’s ability to collaboratively work with others to innovate new and creative ideas for video production and implementation.

·         Learn how to shot, edit and export movie based on the California State Standards.


    Required Textbook(s) and Study Resources

·         The Little Digital Video Book

o        Written by the Michael Rubin

o        Peachpit Press; 1st edition (September 26, 2001)

o        ISBN: 0735615128


    Recommended Reading and Other Course Resources

·         Software required for the course:

o        For Windows based students:

§         Studio DV 8.5 by Pinnacle Systems

o        For I-book users:

§         iMovie

o        Additional software from the Macromedia Suit and the Adobe Suit may also be used in video production.

·         Additional Online reading/resources:      

o        California State Standards:                     www.cde.ca.gov/standards/

o        ISTE Technology standards:                   www.iste.org

o        Video Streaming


o        Adobe Online Resources and Course http://www.adobe.com/education/curriculum/dv_curriculum.html

·         Additional recommended reading:

o        Lighting for Digital Video and Television

§         Jackman, John

§         CMP Books; (August 2002)

§         ISBN: 1593270003






Leading Chapter Discussions Leading Video Discussions  
Chp 1   Dominic Week 2 -  Alison & JoAnn  
Chp 2   JoAnn Week 3 -  Dominic & Allen  
Chp 3   Alison & Aimee Week 4 -  Joel & Robert  
Chp 4   Allen Week 5 -  Aimee & Mark  
Chp 5   Robert    
Chp 6   Mark & Joel    

    Course Calendar/Schedule; include the following:


·         Schedule                                         

  o        Introduction: Videos and Instruction / Rubric Development Class 1
  o        Materials Inventory & Camera Class 2
  o        Law of Thirds and other shooting strategies Class 3
  o        Standards Based Screen Play  Class 4
  o        Video Capture   Class 5-7
  o        Video Editing Class 5-7
  o        Video Exporting Class 5-7
  o        Production Notebook Progress Report Class 8
  o        Standards Based Production Film Festival   Class 9
  o        Production Notebook Due (electronic format)  Class 9



  1. Establish Rubric - Group Project 10 pts
  2. Chapter Summaries on Rubin & lead discussion   5 pts
  3. Evaluation of currently used instructional videos      10 pts
  4. Production Notebook   15 pts
  5. Bring in sample videos & lead discussion   5 pts
  6. Write screenplay & storyboard 10 pts
  7. Standards-based instructional video    45 pts


·         Class 1 – Introduction: Videos and Instruction 

o        After the dawn of movie making, educational content came close behind.

o        Two types of classroom video production:

        - Coverage of event

        - Instructional

o        Georgia Public Broadcasting

o        Human Genome Video

o        Rubric Development - Group Project
    Sample Rubrics:

                                     Eagle Expectations Rubric

o       References: http://www.paulivester.com/schoolfilm/schoolfilm.htm

·         Class 2 - Materials Inventory & Camera. 

o        A key to any successful production is the knowledge of what equipment is going to be the best equipment to invest in for a production. This assignment will ask the students to plan, investigate and then secure the hardware, software, equipment, and other props and necessary tools.

o        Bring in your camera and explain to the class its functioning parts

o        Read Rubin – chapters 1 & 2

o        Chapter Summary:

o        View 2 Sample videos:

o        Reference: http://videoexpert.home.att.net/


·         Class 3 - Law of Thirds and other shooting strategies. 

o       The most prevalent rule to shot composition is the law of thirds. This assignment is designed to assess the students understanding of what types of shots follow the law of thirds and other shooting strategies. Students will take pictures with a digital camera and then compose a story with the pictures that they have framed. A minimum of 10 pictures must be used to complete the story. Students have jurisdiction of the content of their story.

o        Style standard. 

§         This presentation will be presented using PowerPoint. The use of music and animation is recommended.

o        Read Rubin – chapter 3

o        Chapter Summary:

o        View 2 Sample Videos:

o        Reference: http://www.desktop-video-guide.com/shoot-video.html


·         Class 4 - Standards Based Screen Play. 

o        Every video production, no matter how small, starts with a plan. The screen play is the plan that students in the class will use to guide them on what events take place, who speaks, and how the words are spoken. Any good video will start with a well thought out screen play that addresses the standards the video is designed to teach.

o        Requirements. 

§         The screen play will be evaluated on its thoroughness and attention to the detail of providing a high quality video. Are all of the characters actions explained? Are all of the actions and blocking explained? Is the action in the screen play centered on teaching the standard? A quality screen play will address all of these issues.

o        Style standard. 

§         Students will use a screen play format

o        Read Formatting Screenplays – for Oscars Web Site fellowship
Read Storyboarding

o        Summary:

o        View Sample Videos:

o        Reference: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/adrian_mallon_multimedia/story.htm


·         Classes 5 - 7 Capture, Editing, Exporting Workshops

o        Read Rubin Chapter 4-6

o        Summaries:

o        View Sample Videos:

o        References:




·         Class 8 - Production Notebook Progress Report :

o        The presentation will cover the goals of the project, standards addressed, technical problems and innovations, and discoveries made during the process of the video. Be sure to document your entire process and write notes to help you for future productions. Discoveries could include new and different ways each student has discovered to use the editing software.

o        Style standard. 

§         This presentation will be in a PowerPoint format. Extra credit will be given for attempts to liven up the presentation to keep the audience involved in the student’s presentation.

o        View Sample Videos:

·         Class 9 - Standards Based Video Production:

o        At the end of the course each students will have designed and produced a educational video that was based on the California State Standards. The video should be between 5 and 10 minutes. Each video will also have the accompanying support documents, such as worksheets to guide student learning before, during, or after watching the video.

o        Requirements. 

§         Students will formally present their video and explain the goal of the project. Evaluation will be presented for the “crispness” of the editing, the quality of the shot design, and the ability for the video to not only hold audience attention, but to teach the intended standard. Students will also be asked to summarize their experience and detail ways that their next video will surpass the current video in quality

o        Style standard. 

§         This presentation will be presented in AVI or MPEG format.


    Achievement Scale:



Superior knowledge regarding details, assumptions, implications, history; superior thinking with information relevant to application, critique, and relationship to other information.


More than adequate knowledge regarding technical terms, distinctions, and possesses an ability to use information.




Basic knowledge needed to function and carry on learning regarding major principles, central terms, major figures, also possesses an awareness of field or discipline.  Note that a grade of C- may not be eligible for transfer and in most programs does not constitute a passing grade.  Please consult and refer to the Graduate Catalog, Graduate Center Policies, and specific program catalogs and guidelines for further information.


Graduate credit not given for the grade of D


Graduate credit not given for the grade of F



    Grading scale:

                        The student’s grade in this class will be determined based on the following scale:

                        94 – 100                                                           A

                        90 – 93                                                             A-

                        87 - 89                                                              B+

                        83 – 86                                                             B

                        80 – 82                                                             B-

70 - 79                                                              C


    Course Policies:

  • Attendance, Preparation, and Participation: 
    • Arriving promptly to class, coming fully prepared, participating actively in the discussions and activities are important components of this part of your grade for the course.  Tardiness and absences must be discussed with the professor.  Make-up work may be negotiated for absences due to medical or emergency reasons.
  • Assignment completion. 

o        Deadlines: 

§         All assignments for the course are to be completed and submitted on time in order to receive full credit.  Late assignments will be penalized 10% or one-half grade of the total points available per assignment for each week late or portion thereof.  Permission for late work is granted only by special request to your faculty.  Incompletes are rare and are available only in “special or unusual circumstances” as negotiated with the instructor prior to the end of the term. See Student Handbook for policies regarding Withdrawals and grade record permanence


    • Advance Assistance: 
      • Students wishing feedback (comments, no grade) from the instructor regarding initial drafts of papers/presentations are invited to schedule such with the instructor sufficiently in advance of due dates to enable review, discussion, and subsequent refinement (as necessary).


    • Assignment Options:
      • Students interested in proposing other means (different from those outlined above) of demonstrating their comprehension, inquiry, and skill relative to the purpose(s) of this course may do so upon the instructor’s discretionary consent.  Such students are to submit thorough and well-reasoned proposals (appropriate to graduate-caliber study) in sufficient time for both the instructor to review and accept or modify the proposal and the student to complete it prior to the end of the term. 


  • Make up work. 

o        Make up work will be negotiated during the course of the class and at the discretion of the instructor.


  • Emergency Procedures. 
    • Emergency procedures it is highly recommended that you leave the class title, room and building location, and the APU campus main phone number ((626) 969-3434 with family and/or other contacts you wish to be notified in case of an emergency.


  • For policies on Withdrawal and Grade Permanence, Academic Integrity, and Appeals and Grievance procedures refer to the Graduate Catalog and Departmental Student Handbooks as applicable.


    Support Services


  • There are many available support services for graduate students including the Graduate Center, Regional Centers, Libraries, Computer Center, Media Center, Writing Center, Counseling Center, and International Center. See the Graduate Catalog for more details.


  • In addition to these there is the Learning Enrichment Center. Students in this course who have a disability that might prevent them from fully demonstrating their abilities should meet with an advisor in the Learning Enrichment Center as soon as possible to initiate disability verification and discuss accommodations that may be necessary to ensure full participation in the successful completion of course requirements.