City Institute

The following classes will be offered online due to social distancing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19

Creating Engaging Instructional Videos: From Idea to Final Product - REGISTRATION CLOSED


Teacher: Zoë Blatt
Dates: July 27  -  July 31 (10:00 a.m. -  11:30 a.m.)
Prerequisite: For faculty and staff

In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore video production and editing as they create their own short instructional films.  The workshop will cover: tips for creating engaging videos and improving the quality of smartphone footage, editing basics, audio basics (voiceover, music, fades), incorporating found footage and images, adding text and transitions, and light/color correction.  We will also go over how to export and share videos to different platforms.  

Participants should come with an idea (or 2!) for their video.  We will meet in Zoom and there will be approximately one hour of asynchronous work each day, depending on the complexity of your video.  Extra help sessions will also be offered twice in the week.  All faculty and staff are welcome! 

Technology Requirements: A smartphone
Free Software: iMovie (Mac- preferred) or Openshot (PC) 
Suggested Supplies: Tripod and Phone Mount

This course is taught by Zoë Blatt, the Upper School Digital Media teacher at Friends Select. Before coming to FSS, Zoë taught Multimedia at The Haverford School. Zoë has a BFA from PAFA and the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.