Recordings of 2019 webinars on EDIT criteria:

Artistic Quality
by Janne Lansitie, Oulu University of Applied Sciences

(requires flashplayer) 

Technical Merrits
by Christian Kogler, Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich

Link: https://vimeo.com/367423366

Presentation PDF file for download: click here 

Educational Value
by Janne Lansitie, Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Link: https://connect.funet.fi/p1ftq2d1xoq9/

(requires flashplayer) 


Educational Value

  • The educational value and aim of the video are clearly defined
  • Who is the learner (a viewer or the people who made the video)?
  • Does the video have a clear target group?
  • At what point of the learning process is the video intended to be used?
  • What is the intended learning outcome or learning activity triggered by the video?
  • The pedagogical idea of the video is explained clearly
  • Does the video support the main idea or aim of either teaching or learning activity without distraction?
  • Is the educational aim clearly visible in the video?
  • The length of the video is aligned with the level of complexity of the content dealt with in the video
  • Please do not do this: „This 22 second video will teach children the theories of nuclear physics.“

Artistic quality

  • Storytelling
    • The narrative of the story is able to engage the viewer
    • There is an understandable structure to the story
  • Acting
    • The acting doesn’t distract from the story
  • Supporting arrangements
    • Use of music, visual elements and location support the story and do not distract the viewer 
    • Visual and technical effects do not overwhelm but support storytelling and stylistic choices 

Technical Merrits

  • Image quality
    • The camera work does not distract from the viewing experience
      (e.g. shaking, going out of focus etc.)
    • Proper use of picture sizes to show details and images that are crucial for the story
  • Editing
    • The cuts and the music support the rhythm of the story and don’t distract from the viewing experience
    • Animation and effects support the story and don’t distract from the viewing experience
  • Audio quality
    • Spoken word is clearly understandable
    • Music and effects do not overwhelm spoken word and support the experience
    • Background noises do not disturb the audio
  • Graphics and titles
    • Written word is clearly readable (big enough, staying on screen long enough, not too much words at once)
    • Graphics and titles do not overwhelm other visuals and support the experience 

See the jury guideline document to get a clear picture how the jury will judge your videos according to those definitions 


Free or „cheap“ video editing software:

wevideo: https://www.wevideo.com/ (online editor, media pool with free music, soundeffects, clips, photos included) 

Magix: https://www.magix.com (Windows only)

iSkysoft: https://www.iskysoft.com/filmora-video-editor-windows.html(Mac and Windows)

Openshot: https://www.openshot.org(all platforms, but a bit difficult to work with sometimes) 

Davinci Resolve: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/(search for free version for download at the end of the page - Davinci needs a powerful computer!)

And if you get hooked and want to get more professional there’s a cheap education bundle for Apple’s pro apps: https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop/product/BMGE2Z/A/pro-apps-bundle-for-education

Free music, sound effects, footage video clips: 

https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-music?freeTracks=true (this used to be a „pay site“, but they have free offers now as well if „free only“ is applied in the filter)

https://freemusicarchive.org (free tracks)

https://www.evermusic.de (everything can be used, but pay versions for EDIT productions only)

https://www.bensound.com (pay and free tracks)

https://freesound.org (sound effects)

https://www.videvo.net (sound effects, music, footage video clips, etc. for free and pay) 

https://www.pexels.com/videos/ (free photos and free footage video clips) 

Free photos and video clips (be careful with the use of photos in moving picture): 




https://www.pexels.com/videos/ (free photos and free footage video clips) 

Icons for download: 

https://www.iconfinder.com (pay and free icons for download - check labelling) 

Quick tutorial how to set a video for a creative commons license on YouTube: 

Interesting Website concerning copyright issues: https://copyrightalliance.org/ca_faq_post/tweet-protected-copyright/

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