Developing understanding of digital video
You can use these continuing professional development (CPD) activities to develop your knowledge of digital video, including formatting, key vocabulary and identifying common forms and conventions.
This chapter will help you to develop your understanding of digital video and moving image. You will become familiar with:
- the technical issues associated with using digital video such as selecting the appropriate sampling rates, compression and file types for different uses
- the technical vocabulary used to describe video and moving images such as fades, transitions, panning
- the common forms and conventions when using video so that you, and pupils, can develop your own success criteria.
The three activities provide a starting point for exploring your understanding of using digital video. Start with Activity 2.1 and work your way through the rest of the activities. Note that there is no Activity 1.
Some of the links in the activities and resources may be out of date. You will find updated links in Related Links.
Use this activity to learn about selecting an appropriate file format for use in digital video. Download the activity (ict_sfr_2_1_file.pdf) and use it with the sample files provided to help you experiment with different file formats.
Use this activity to learn about key technical vocabulary to use when describing video and the moving image. Download the activity (ict_sfr_2_2_moving.pdf) and use it with the sample videos provided as resources to help you identify key features of vocabulary in videos.
Use this activity to learn how to identify common forms and conventions when using digital video and the moving image. Download the activity (ict_sfr_2__identifying.pdf) and work through it with reference to the website of Yorkshire Tourist Board. The 'Videos' tab of this website contains examples of TV advertising that will help you complete the activity.
Although these activities are presented as separate tasks, you will find that your understanding will develop further as you complete each one. You may download and complete the activities on your own, but a better way will be to use the activities with other colleagues.