These videos are used in all sections of CHM 103 and 104 and we are finding several benefits:
- the videos help streamline retention for what to do with each experiment
- students know what to expect to see in the lab
- students ask fewer but more in-depth questions about what is happening in the experiment, rather than as many questions about the process and set-up
- help students progress through the experiment at a sufficient pace as they recognize material from watching the video
We work as a team to create these videos with each member having an assigned role. Our advice to anyone that would like to create something similar is to work as a team, have assigned roles based on strengths (editor, voice, performer of experiment, etc.). Also, we suggest filming a lot of footage to then be patient with iMovie as you cut and paste the best clips into the final form. Finally, we highly recommend dubbing in voice at the end of video editing to create better sound quality.
For more information about iMovie: https://www.apple.com/mac/imovie/ Here is an example experiment video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPqtF-pBDP0
Submitted by Eugenia Turov, Tanya Cordes, and Kate Friesen, Chemistry