How to make videos in virtual worlds
for illustrated instruction
or for project-based learning
Instructions on making videos in virtual worlds for educational purposes.
- Teacher creates an illustrated lecture.
- Teacher creates an illustrated instructional unit.
- Project-based learning: Student(s) create an illustrated project report.
You need to know
- How to capture and edit video from a virtual world.
- In badge language, a VR capture badge and a VR editor badge.
- You can start these at the apprentice level.
- The way you get to journeyman is by practice.
Skills badge analysis
- The main function of badges is to show what you need to be able to do at each skill level
VR capture badge
- How to use OBS to get video in virtual worlds. Not the long and short of it. Just the short. And a few links to the long.
- Plan to edit in capture: Aim for clips between 3 and 10 minutes.
- Cur after each segment. Always start recording before the part you want.
- And run a little over the end of the part you want.
- If something goes wrong in the middle, cut and start again just before that point.
- Remember: It is much easier to trim the ends than to edit the middle.
Video editor badge
- Install Shotcut
- Simple video editing with Shotcut, for virtual worlders
- Plan on video products of less than 10 minutes.
- People do not watch long videos without strong motivation.
- Stick to one topic.
- For education, put the name of the topic in the video name.
- The best clip for editing is one that can stand by itself.
- Then you only need to trim the ends.
- To combine several clips, bring each clip in, trim it and store the trimmed clip in the playlist bin on the right.
- Then drag the clips into the timeline in the desired order.
- Check the timeline for spacers between the clips and remove them (right click: Remove.)
- Case study in support of a course on process plant safety. Video made safely and at low cost in a user-built virtual world
- Heavy industry: Big equipment: Operator errors can be costly and dangerous. Simulation offers safe learning. And for teams, too.
- Demonstration oil rig: Conversation with an imaginary TA (Teaching Assistant)
- Video/Machinima in virtual worlds. Community, Market, Resources
- Transcription of video to text: VidReader
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