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CALS communicators will talk video on April 28

Attention CALS communicators: Please mark your calendars for the next CALS communicators meeting, which is set for Tuesday, April 28 from 9–10:30 a.m. in room 6201 MSB.

For this meeting, we’re simply going to pick up where we left off last time… talking about useful and affordable tools for producing video. This time, it’ll be more of a how-to tutorial, covering which types of video cameras will work, the basics of shooting good video, how to choose and use video editing software, and, finally, how to post video to YouTube and your department’s website.

The panel will include:

Don Stanley – Don has been heading up the College’s web initiatives since 2002. He is also a faculty associate in the Life Sciences Communication department, where he teaches web design and new media classes. Along with Sevie Kenyon (see below), Don has recently become involved in the CALS Communication Program’s efforts to develop original video content for the College.

Sevie Kenyon – Sevie, who joined the CALS Communication Program in 2006, has been shooting and editing video off and on for more than six years. Recently, he began putting his talents to work for the College, and some of his short video clips have been featured in Dean Jahn’s PowerPoint presentations. In the near future, our office hopes to integrate these videos into various College websites, including the CALS news, Grow magazine and departmental websites.

In case you’re interested, here are links to three CALS videos that were recently made in-house:

The CALS communicators meetings are open to anyone interested in the topics we cover. If communication is part of your job (which includes most of us), you’re welcome. For more information, contact Nicole Miller at 292-3636 or nemiller2@wisc.edu.

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