DIY Media Exemplars

Examples of DIY Media

Want some inspiration? Curious about what you can create using the DIY Media Studio? Check out what Berkeley faculty have "done themselves":

Recording lecture content for multiple purposes (Robin Flagg, Public Health)

Robin started using the DIY Media Studio when she needed to record replacement lectures for a few lectures she couldn't make in person. Finding  the Studio simple to use, she then used it to create content in order to flip a few of her classes. Most recently she created video lectures that could be used in both an online and an on-campus course. Her technique is simple and straightforward, narrating her slides as she records. This is a sample clip showing her style: 

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Technologies used: Camtasia, PowerPoint, USB microphone

Creating content for a flipped course (Dan Acland, Goldman School of Public Policy)

Dan carefully crafted a course in which students learn basic concepts outside of class, and redesigned the in-class portion of his class to be far more interactive than it had been previously. To support the learning outside of class he created a large number of video clips. While Dan didn't use ETS' DIY Media Studio—he was able to get comparable equipment for his own office—instructors could do something similar in the DIY Media Studio.  In the sample clip below, notice how Dan annotates his slides as he lectures. Also note how there's virtually no extraneous content: Dan has become an expert at editing out unneeded content. 

Acland content excerpt

Technologies used: Wacom Cintiq tablet, Camtasia, PowerPoint, microphone

Recording Lecture Replacements (Darren Zook, Goldman School of Public Policy)

Darren, a lecturer in the Goldman School of Public Policy, found the studio handy for recording lecture replacements while he was on a research trip. Notice how, in the clip below, that he includes video of himself: as an animated lecturer, his body language and facial expressions are critical to conveying his content. 

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Technologies usedCamtasia, PowerPoint, video camera, USB microphone

Experimenting with Flipping a Course (Andrew Westphal, Space Sciences Lab)

Andrew set out to flip an entire physics course. He found the DIY Media Studio (then called "The Microstudio") the perfect place to create his content; he created over 80 videos for his course. You can find out more about his experiment in a Center for Teaching and Learning article,  An Experiment in Flipped Physics(link is external). Andrew also includes video of himself lecturing, but only at the beginning of his lecture. He annotates his lecture content, as well. Here's a sample of the content he created: 

Westphal content excerpt

Technologies used: Wacom Cintiq tablet, Screenflow, Sketchbook Pro, video camera, USB microphone

Creating content for a bilingual course (Center for Effective Global Action)

Multiple instructors (coordinated by a staff facilitator, Julianne Baker) from the Center for Effective Global Action(link is external) used the DIY Studio to create lectures in both Spanish and English. They also use the technique of starting their lecture with video of themselves. See a sample in each language:

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Technologies used: Camtasia, PowerPoint, video camera, USB microphone