This is a list of tools and materials to consider for audiovisual creation. Please add more resources to improve this page.

Farm-Fresh camera black.png Photography - Taking a picture[edit | edit source]

Taking a photo is something that most everyone has performed, quite often with mixed results. Taking a candid photo is a different skill than taking an eye-capturing subject-focused image like a professional photographer.

Camera1 mgx.svg Basic concepts of photography[edit | edit source]

As you begin to explore the terminology of photography, greater explanations on settings, focal length (camera lens choice or zoom), depth of field (sharp or blurry background), and composition (does it draw your attention?) can be found here:

Camera-871052.svg Camera's settings - the different modes and hot to apply them[edit | edit source]

Focal length[edit | edit source]

Circle-icons-polaroid.svg Composition - what will your picture look like?[edit | edit source]

Introduction to photographic composition[edit | edit source]

Backgrounds - what is the focus of the picture?[edit | edit source]

Panoramic photos - "extra wide" photos[edit | edit source]

Icons8 flat phone android.svg Smartphone use[edit | edit source]

iPhone[edit | edit source]

Acrobat-reader-303805.svg Editing (Post-processing)[edit | edit source]

Once you have captured your photos, some editing can occur by software (or phone app) manipulation. (Often, it is faster with better results “during the shot” instead of post-processed. It is great to make small changes; however, creating something from nothing in software is often more time-consuming than a physical retake.) Post-processing (software manipulation) still has its place for things like blurring the background, cropping an image smaller, or another quick task. For more information on post-processing software and apps:

Software for editing[edit | edit source]

Apps for smartphones[edit | edit source]

Camera on tripod.svg Tripods[edit | edit source]

Support your camera to stabilize (remove vibration) and provide a constant point of view.

Camera operator.svg How to make a phone tripod[edit | edit source]

CCTV surveillance camera.svg Camera mounts[edit | edit source]

Camera flash.svg Lighting[edit | edit source]

How to add light to a picture or video (remove dark and make scenes even contrast)?

Techniques for lighting[edit | edit source]

How to control lighting?

Lighting gear[edit | edit source]

How to add light?

Diffusers/reflectors[edit | edit source]

How to redirect lighting or soften harsh lighting?

Softbox - diffused lighting[edit | edit source]

Gnome-video-x-generic.svg Video[edit | edit source]

Video clips are commonplace with social media and numerous phone apps. Taking video for sharing with friends is vastly different than trying to apply video as an educational tool. Video for education requires clear subject focus, deliberate lighting, and a clean background to draw attention to exactly where the education is occurring. Videography can be learned quickly with excellent outcomes since you get instant feedback as you change lighting, focus, position, and other items.

Packages-kino.svg Basics on video[edit | edit source]

Editing (Post-processing)[edit | edit source]

Once you have your video, editing sections together, trimming sections out, or adding items into your video can be found here:

Software[edit | edit source]
Apps for smartphones[edit | edit source]

Gnome-audio-volume-high.svg Audio[edit | edit source]

Audio is rarely a standalone function in today’s digital world. It is often coupled with video as an included “benefit” to video capture. However, audio that is for instruction is slightly different than that of social media. In an instructional setting, the audio should be clear without background distractions, loud enough for the listener to hear the dialogue (i.e., dedicated microphone), and potentially with subtitles for easier comprehension.

Crystal folder sound.png Guides on audio capture and presentation[edit | edit source]

Screen capture[edit | edit source]

  • OBS Studio is the open source tool that most people use for streaming.

Closed captioning symbol.svg Closed captioning[edit | edit source]

The use of closed captioning increase understandability, allow for more accessible translations, removes the ambiguity of a speaker's accent.

Google Translate Icon.png Translation[edit | edit source]

Guide to translation services and best practices.

Multimedia icon.png Audio editing[edit | edit source]

Open-licensed content[edit | edit source]

You can search for images, audio or video footage to develop your learning materials in the Wikipedia:Public domain or under a Creative Commons license. If attribution is needed, you may create an attribution section for your module to list the authors and original content.

Images[edit | edit source]

Audio[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]